Steve's Spring/Summer Upcoming Events Schedule

A conversation with Steve and Lyle Spatz on their collaborations


Steve's First European Interview


Steve chats with Brian Kenny on MLB about his book (co-authored with Lyle Spatz), "The Colonel and Hug"
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Steve chats with Matt Vasgersian and Eric Byrnes on MLB Central about his new book
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Steve appears on Chris Russo's "High Heat" on the MLB Network

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Steve and Lyle
A Conversation with Steve and Lyle:


Spatz and Steinberg's '1921' is Awarded the 2011 Seymour Medal



Steve’s long-awaited biography of 1920s pitching star Urban Shocker has been published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age

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"Steve Steinberg makes history come alive. He paints such a vivid picture of the 1920's you would think he was actually there and experienced it himself." -- Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, sports radio and TV personality

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I'm glad you stopped by This site focuses on my research, writing and publishing, most of which revolve around the history of our National Pastime, the game of Baseball.

As I approached the age of 50, my world turned upside down when my career in retail came to an end. It was then that I discovered my passion for baseball's past, especially the people who took part in it. Within each one of them lies a story of significance and a vital part of the game's memories. My role has been to help rekindle those memories, to bring them back to life.

Steve with Yogi Berra
(l-r), Toni, Mollett (Casey Stengel's grandniece), Dave Kaplan (Director of Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center), Yogi Berra (seated), and Steve Steinberg

Time travel is possible. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Whether you access it from a book, photograph, film, web site, or the Dakota apartments, it can be done. Time and Again. It takes a special mix of believing and suspending belief. The rewards are beyond measure.

In the past few years, I have made acquaintances with people in their 80s and 90s, who remember baseball in the 1920s. New friends, old friends. They are not simply links to the past; they facilitate my travel to that past.

Many of my friends do indeed live in the `teens and 1920s. I visit their world with respect and awe. It is a world of a stick and a ball and a vast expanse of grass. While things around the ballpark have changed beyond belief, the world within has stayed the way it was.

Books, articles, and research projects are taking shape in my mind every day. I hope you stay here a while and see what I see, a timeless world of a perfect game, and the people who took part in it.

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