Award-winning sports writer and historian Chris Grant toiled for 15 years in the journalism mines before shifting his attention to the study of history. His primary focus has been the American Civil War as well as the history of baseball. He writes a sports column for The Desert Review and his history research can be found at East Texas History. He was recently elected to the Imperial Valley Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his sports writing work in California’s Imperial Valley. When not collecting oral histories from baseball players, Chris enjoys visiting baseball parks and Civil War battlefields as well as foreign lands. When he grows up he hopes to play left field for the Boston Red Sox.