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