THE CONVERSATION

"THE CONVERSATION" Episode #33, With Dan Schlossberg, Analyst, Commentator, Writer Author

March 26, 2020

Former Associated Press newsman Dan Schlossberg, a lifelong resident of Northern New Jersey, is one of the country’s premier baseball experts.  Dan boasts a 49-year journalism career that spans the gamut from broadcast analyst and commentator, to writer, author, and entrepreneur.  He has won awards for writing, editing, graphic design, and public service from the Working Press Association of New Jersey (now Garden State Journalists Association), NATJA, and  the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

As a writer Dan has authored 39 baseball books, and more than 25,000 articles about baseball, including best-seller The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball’s 300-Game Winners? Dan’s latest book, The New Baseball  Bible: Notes, Nuggets, Lists and Legends From Our National Pastime is being released on March 17, 2020. As a baseball author Dan has had the honor of personally interviewing many Baseball Hall of Famers including Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Warren Spahn, Luke Appling, Phil Rizzuto, Eddie Mathews, and Bob Feller.

In addition, Dan has contributed to Forbes, USA Today Sports Weekly, Latino Sports, Baseball Magazine, Top Sports Report, Baseball Digest, The Sporting News, MLB.com, BaseballGuru.com, All-Star Game and World Series programs, annuals, publications, and baseball card projects.

As a public speaker Dan entertains audiences on a wide variety of subjects, from favorite stories – all with a touch of humor and irreverence that make him an unforgettable guest.  He has spoken at the Babe Ruth Museum, Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Yogi Berra Museum.  Because of his broadcast background, he knows how to keep his message short but sweet, using his trained radio voice to keep audiences alert and responsive.

As a broadcaster he has created and produced many projects including “The Baseball Minute” and “Diamond Dust” audio & visual spots – both made available as commercial vehicles for current or potential MLB outlets and/or sponsors.  Dan was also managing editor to BallTalk Radio – a pilot for a syndicated weekly radio baseball show with co-hosts Jay Johnstone and Bob Ibach.  For seven seasons ending 2017 Dan was Host/Producer of Braves Banter – an open-air discussion of Atlanta Braves baseball.

As originator of the  baseball theme cruise concept, Dan has created, coordinated and hosted more than 20 such cruises, featuring former major-league stars that included Ralph Branca, Roger Craig, Carl Erskine, Darrell Evans, Bob Feller, Monte Irvin, Larry Jansen, Fergie Jenkins, Jay Johnstone, Jim Kaat, Clyde King, Clem Labine, Don Larsen, Eddie Mathews, Bill Mazeroski, Lindy McDaniel, Stan Musial, Brooks Robinson, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Jeff Torbor

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