About the Author
Texas historian Mike Vance has been co-host of both a television sports show and an afternoon talk radio program in Houston. Founder of Houston Arts and Media, a non-profit organization that creates innovative ways to educate Texans about their history, his feature length documentary, Houston: A Nation’s Capitol, won the Platinum Award in Documentary at World Fest/Houston International Film Festival. His television series, Postcards from Texas, was named most outstanding media effort in the state. The author of Houston’s Sporting Life: 1900-1950, he is a member of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
Mickey Herskowitz is an author and journalist notable for his work at the Houston Post and Chronicle as well as for ghost writing for Nolan Ryan, Mickey Mantle and many other famous Americans. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 and received the Jimmy Wynn “Toy Cannon Award” in 2006.