Frank Russo is a baseball researcher whose expertise is tracking down long-dead former players about whom little is known.
He is the webmaster of TheDeadballEra.com and author of the book Bury My Heart at Cooperstown. He describes himself as a "baseball enthusiast, researcher and necrologist par excellence.".
A former radio announcer, he is a resident of East Brunswick, NJ. His hobbies include computers, baseball and celebrity trivia, collecting classic New York Islander hockey jerseys, politics, raising tropical fish, and "cruising on my motorcycle whenever I get the chance."
Some people want a big deal, they do. All you've got to do is go to Arlington National Cemetery to see where the True American Heros are. Just go there. Me, I want to be donated or stuffed or propped up in a chair holding a beer in one hand and a cigar in the other. I could care less what happens to me. Scatter my ashes in my cat's litter box. They can throw me in the water as chum.
Baseball is about the players! Without the players, there is no game!
"History should be accurate."
"When I was a kid, my Uncle told me, "Yankee Haters are like a mad dog! You can't reason with them, you can't talk to them, all you can do is shoot them."