Maury Allen was a legend among New York sportswriters. The author of over forty books on baseball, Allen was most well known for his regular sports columns in the New York Post and the Journal
News. From 2002 to 2008, Allen co-hosted a weekly radio show, Talking Sports with Maury and Bill. A qualified voter for the National Baseball Hall of Fame for over thirty years, Allen was granted a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of
Silurians, one of the oldest existing journalistic organizations. He died in 2010.
Bruce Markusen is the author of seven books on baseball, including the award-winning A Baseball Dynasty: Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, the recipient of the Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research. He currently works as a museum teacher at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmers’ Museum, and the Fenimore Art Museum, all located in Cooperstown. In addition to the Hardball Times, he also contributes articles to Bronx Banter.