by Luke Friend and Don Zminda with John Mehno in association with STATS Inc.
Don Zminda is co-editor of the STATS Scouting Notebook and co-author of From Abba Dabba to Zorro: The World of the Baseball Nickname. He is a nationally-knowned expert on sports statistics.STATS Inc. is North America's most comprehensive agency for the dissemination of sports statistics. Based in Chicago, they supply the media with facts and figures on baseball as well as other sports.
Bryan Burwell is an award-winning correspondent at HBO Sports and writes monthly columns for Hoop magazine and The Sports Business Journal. A veteran reporter and commentator for more than two decades, including work for Turner Sports, CNN, and USA Today, Burwell is the first back-to-back winner of the National Black Journalists' Sports Writing Award.John Mehno writes for the Beaver County/Allegheny Times, the Altoona Mirror, and the Uniontown Herald-Standard, covering the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He has written for the AP and UPI, in addition to contributing to Pittsburgh area sports talk radio. He hasn#39;t missed a home Pirates game since 1976. Mehno lives in western Pennsylvania.