Daniel Okrent

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Daniel Okrent

Biographical Information[edit]

Dan Okrent is an American editor and author. He has worked for several organizations. Currently, he is the ombudsman for the New York Times.

Okrent is responsible for the first rotisserie baseball league, now known as fantasy baseball. The name of the league comes from "La Rotisserie Française", the restaurant where the first teams were drafted in 1979. Okrent has said he is appalled by the volume of teams, especially in the internet age.

In 1985, Okrent published Nine Innings based on a 1982 Baltimore Orioles-Milwaukee Brewers game. He was also prominently featured in Ken Burns' documentary, Baseball. He is also the co-author with Harris Lewine of The Ultimate Baseball Book, published in 1979.

He was honored with the Chadwick Award in 2022.

Further Reading[edit]

  • John Thorn: "Daniel Okrent", Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 51, Number 1 (Spring 2022), pp. 118-119.

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