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John C. Skipper

Born: 30-Sep-1945 [1]
Birthplace: Oak Park, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wicked Curve


[1] The Library of Congress lists his birth date as 31 September 1945. But September hath only 30 days.

Wife: Sandi (three daughters)
Daughter: Jennifer
Daughter: Stephanie Skipper Clark

    High School: Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL (1963)
    University: BA, Northern Illinois University (1967)

    Mason City Globe Gazette Political Reporter and Columnist

Author of books:
Inside Pitch: A Closer Look at Classic Baseball Moments (1996, sports)
Umpires: Classic Baseball Stories from the Men Who Made the Calls (1997, sports)
Meredith Willson: The Unsinkable Music Man (2000, biography)
A Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame (2000, biographical dictionary)
Take Me Out to the Cubs Game: 35 Former Ballplayers Speak of Losing at Wrigley (2000, sports)
A Biographical Dictionary of Major League Baseball Managers (2003, biographical dictionary)
The Cubs Win the Pennant! Charlie Grimm, the Billy Goat Curse, and the 1945 World Series Run (2004, sports)
Wicked Curve: The Life and Troubled Times of Grover Cleveland Alexander (2006, biography)
Dazzy Vance: A Biography of the Brooklyn Dodger Hall of Famer (2007, biography)
Charlie Gehringer: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Tigers Second Baseman (2008, biography)
The Iowa Caucuses: First Tests of Presidential Aspiration, 1972-2008 (2010, politics)
Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayer (2013, biography)



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