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I'm a journalist and now author of a book about the 1908 Chicago Cubs: Tinker to Evers to Chance: the Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America. The University of Chicago Press is publisher.

I retired from CQ Roll Call in November 2014 after a 30-year career in Washington journalism. Most of that time was with Congressional Quarterly, the premier authority on Congress. I got my start covering Indiana school sports for my hometown newspaper, the Evansville Press, and attended Vanderbilt University on the Grantland Rice Scholarship for Young Sportswriters.

Now I'm immersed in baseball history and in trying to break 80 in my golf game. 

You can reach me by email at, on Twitter @RappinDC, or on Facebook Messenger. I look forward to hearing from you. 

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