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John Thorn

John Thorn was named the Official Baseball Historian for Major League Baseball by Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig in 2011. Thorn founded and edits "Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game, "a semiannual scholarly publication. He was the coauthor of "Total Baseball, "a well-known baseball book, and many other baseball books, notably "The Hidden Game of Baseball. "He often appears on ESPN, the History Channel, and the MLB Network. He was the chief consultant and on-screen historian for Ken Burns...See more