David Neft

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David S. Neft

Biographical Information[edit]

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.

Further Reading[edit]

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

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