Bob Golon is assistant director of the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, New Jersey. Bob’s father used to take him on Sunday drives to Newark’s Ruppert Stadium and tell him stories about the old Bears. He is a lifelong devotee of baseball history and a self-described New Jersey baseball junkie.
A New Jersey native, Bob received his MLIS from Rutgers University in 2004 after spending the prior eighteen years in the technology industry as a sales engineer for the Hewlett-Packard Company. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines and Web sites, and he has appeared on television, most recently on “Yankeeography: Casey Stengel” on the YES Network. Bob also has made presentations at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, as well as various local libraries and associations. This is his first book.
Bob and his wife, Jill, live in South Plainfield, New Jersey. They have two grown children, son Jay and daughter Janet.