Meet the Author: BRIAN FRANK
Brian Frank is a lifelong baseball fan, who grew up going to Bisons' games at the 'Old Rockpile.' In his youth, he touted his in-depth insight of the game's greats based on the knowledge he gleaned from the back of baseball cards. He spent countless hours scouring the Sporting News reading box scores, and was regularly found glued to the TV when a live game was broadcast. The voices of Tom Cheek, Ernie Harwell, and Jack Buck over a small, transistor radio were familiar sounds throughout his childhood home. And, to say that he had won a few games of Strat-o-matic would merely be described as a gross understatement!
Brian's love of the history and stories of baseball remains unwavering, even though the landscape of being a fan has changed. Now, with technology in hand, he can be found watching live games on his mobile devices, and following the game's top news stories on Twitter and blogs. However, despite modern technology, you can still find him at the local library researching baseball hunched over microfilm and years of stories captured in the pages of old newspapers, no longer in print.
He is a 1998 graduate of Canisius College, with a Bachelor of Arts in History, and a 2002 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law. He is a lawyer, a historian, a teacher of history and English, and now, a blogger and future author. Brain is also a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), and is currently writing a book on the early history of the Buffalo Bisons baseball team.