Eric Aron, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Eric Aron

Eric Aron grew up a Mets fan in Rye, New York, and currently resides in Boston. Since moving to the Commonwealth, he has written baseball biographies (Bud Harrelson, Art Shamsky, Bob Uecker, among others) for the Society of American Baseball Research and for local film websites and publications. He holds a B.A. in history from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a Master's degree in public history/museum studies from Northeastern University in Boston. In addition to once living in a museum, he has interviewed a diverse group of personalities. This includes former Houston Astros manager Cecil Cooper, actor/director John Shea, ,aka Lex Luthor in the New Adventures of Superman, and Ken Burns' cinematographer Buddy Squires.. He laments the demise of scheduled Major League Baseball doubleheaders, but welcomes the return of Banner Day to Citifield.

Boston Red Sox players Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice, Fred Lynn and Butch Hobson
By Eric Aron On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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Looking back: 1977 Boston Red Sox and the eight-homer game

Carlton Fisk, George Scott, Jim Rice and Butch Hobson provided plenty of punch for the 1977 Red Sox. On September 4, 2013, the Red Sox hit eight home runs in a 20-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers. It was the most home More...

Black and white team photo of the American League team.
By Eric Aron On Sunday, June 30th, 2013
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Arch Ward and the first MLB All-Star Game, 1933

  The American League team, winners of the first MLB All-Star Game in 1933. The ensuing game promises to be an even greater attraction than the World Series, as it provides, for the first time, a test of the More...

Designated hitter Ron Blomberg gets a hit for the New York Yankees.
By Eric Aron On Monday, April 8th, 2013
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40th anniversary of MLB’s designated hitter “experiment”

Ron Blomberg is know as the first designated hitter in baseball. He was a gifted Jewish multi-sport athlete from Atlanta and a former first-round draft choice of the New York Yankees. Being in the right place at More...

Former Texas Rangers owner Brad Corbett, right, with then-manager Frank Luchessi.
By Eric Aron On Monday, January 21st, 2013

Remembering eccentric Texas Rangers owner Brad Corbett

Former Texas Rangers owner Brad Corbett, right, with his manager Frank Lucchesi. “An aggressive, affable, bright, natural-born salesman, a man with an infectious, loving and generous nature.” “He is very creative More...

By Eric Aron On Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Remembering Eddie Yost: original “Greek God of Walks”

Eddie Yost was a mainstay at third base for the Washington Senators from 1947-1958. He was a player for a different era. Today, he would have been a poster child for our current obsession with sabermetrics and Moneyball. More...

Jack Kralick pitched the Twins first no-hitter in
By Eric Aron On Thursday, August 30th, 2012

50th Anniversary: Jack Kralick tosses first no-hitter in Twins history

“Jittery” Jack Kralick pitched the Twins first no-hitter in 1962. This season has featured no less than six no-hitters, three of them perfect games. Seattle has twirled two of them, a Felix Hernandez More...

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