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David S. Neft

[edit] Biographical Information

David Neft was the driving force behind the first Baseball Encyclopedia, published by Macmillan in 1969. He was a pioneer in using computers to compile statistics and to typeset the massive book's pages. He later became the co-author of The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball with Richard M. Cohen and also branched out into publications on basketball and football.

In 2010, he was among the first class of recipients of the Henry Chadwick Award.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Mark Armour: "David S. Neft", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 39, Number 1 (Summer 2010), p. 127.

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