Books and Articles by
Stew Thornley

FOR ADULTS:
On to Nicollet: The Glory and Fame of the Minneapolis Millers, Nodin Press, Minneapolis, 1988 and 2000

Basketball’s Original Dynasty: The History of the Lakers, Nodin Press, 1989

Holy Cow! The Life and Times of Halsey Hall, Nodin Press, 1991

Golden Memories (with Ray Christensen), Nodin Press, 1993

Hi Everybody! (with Herb Carneal), Nodin Press, 1995

Land of the Giants: New York’s Polo Grounds, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 2000

Six Feet Under: A Graveyard Guide to Minnesota, Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, 2004

Baseball in Minnesota: The Definitive History, Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, 2006

Minnesota Hoops: Basketball in the North Star State (co-authored with Marc Hugunin), Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, 2006

Minnesotans in Baseball (Editor), Nodin Press, 2009

Minnesota Twins Baseball: Hardball History on the Prairie, The History Press, Charleston, South Carolina, 2014

The Minnesota Twins through Memorabilia (with Jerry Stebbins and Clyde Doepner), Nodin Press, 2014

The St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City, Minnesota Historical Society, 2015

Polo Grounds: Essays and Memories (Editor), McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina, and London (scheduled for 2016)

FOR YOUNG READERS:
Cal Ripken, Jr.: Oriole Ironman, Lerner Publications, Minneapolis, 1992

Deion Sanders: Prime Time Player, Lerner Publications, 1993

Electrifying Medicine: How Electricity Sparked a Medical Revolution (co-authored with Brenda L. Himrich), Lerner Publications, 1995

Top 10 Football Receivers, Enslow Publishers, Springfield, New Jersey, 1995

Sports Great Dennis Rodman, Enslow Publishers, 1996

Sports Great Reggie Miller, Enslow Publishers, 1996

Sports Great Greg Maddux, Enslow Publishers, 1996

Emmitt Smith: Relentless Rusher, Lerner Publications, 1996

Frank Thomas: Baseball’s Big Hurt, Lerner Publications, 1997

Jerry Rice: Star Wide Receiver, Enslow Publishers, 1998

Shawn Kemp: Star Forward, Enslow Publishers, 1998

Alex Rodriguez: Slugging Shortstop, Lerner Publications, 1998

Roberto Alomar: Star Second Baseman, Enslow Publishers, 1999

Grant Hill: Star Forward, Enslow Publishers, 1999

Mark McGwire: Star Home Run Hitter, Enslow Publishers, 1999

Hits, Hankies, and Homers: The Story of the Minnesota Twins, Lerner Publications, 2000

Allen Iverson, Star Guard, Enslow Publishers, 2001

Super Sports Star Tim Duncan, Enslow Publishers, 2001

Super Sports Star Kevin Garnett, Enslow Publishers, 2001

Super Sports Star Kobe Bryant, Enslow Publishers, 2001

Super Sports Star Vince Carter, Enslow Publishers, 2002

Super Sports Star Jason Kidd, Enslow Publishers, 2002

Super Sports Star Chris Webber, Enslow Publishers, 2002

Super Sports Star Randy Moss, Enslow Publishers, 2002

Super Sports Star Brett Favre, Enslow Publishers, 2002

Super Sports Star Daunte Culpepper, Enslow Publishers, 2002

Super Sports Star Eddie George, Enslow Publishers, 2003

Super Sports Star Barry Bonds, Enslow Publishers, 2003

Derek Jeter: Daring to Dream, Enslow Publishers, 2003

Super Sports Star Ken Griffey, Jr., Enslow Publishers, 2003

Super Sports Star Chipper Jones, Enslow Publishers, 2003

Roberto Clemente, Lerner Publications, 2006

Sports Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone, Enslow Publishers, 2011

Honors:
1988 recipient of national baseball research award co-sponsored by Macmillan Publishing Company and the Society for American Baseball Research.

Holy Cow! The Life and Times of Halsey Hall was named the Best Regional Book of 1991 at the Midwest Book Achievement Awards.

Recipient of USA Today Baseball Weekly Award for best research presentation at the 1998 Society for American Baseball Research convention in San Francisco for a presentation on the Polo Grounds.

Finalist for Minnesota Book Award for On to Nicollet, Holy Cow!, and Electrifying Medicine (with Brenda L. Himrich).

Recipient of 2010 Tony Salin Memorial Award for commitment to the preservation of baseball history, from The Baseball Reliquary, Pasadena, California.

Honorary Member - Association of Venezuelan Professional Baseball Official Scorers (Asociacion Venezuolana de Anotadores de Beisbol Profesional)

Recipient of the 2016 Bob Davids Award from the Society for American Baseball Research

Short stories/articles
Author of more than 100 articles and stories that have appeared in a variety of publications and periodicals, including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Baseball Digest, Toastmaster, Mpls.-St. Paul, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Timberwolves Tonight (game program of the Minnesota Timberwolves), Minnesota Timberwolves Inaugural Media Guide, 1994 NBA All-Star Game program, Minnesota Twins Media Guide, Twins Magazine, and Total Basketball.

Other speaking/writing/communications background:
Radio announcing: Disc jockey/sportscaster at KHAD Radio, DeSoto, Missouri, 1975; Staff announcer/sports director at KMSR-FM in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, 1976.

Public address announcing: Women’s and Men’s basketball for North Hennepin Community College and Minneapolis Community College; Minneapolis Loons professional baseball; Minnesota Gophers baseball; St. Louis Park High School basketball and football.

Performer for the Minnesota Chautauqua: With partner Bob Evans, performed a one-hour show, That Grand Old Game!, a look at baseball history and heritage, from 1989 to 1991.

Gameday datacaster for mlb.com, 1998-present (Total Sports from 1998-2000, mlb.com since 2001).

Official scorer for Minnesota Twins games, 2007-present. Member of Major League Baseball Official Scoring Advisory Committee, 2013-present.

Backup official scorer for Minnesota Timberwolves games, 2008-present.

Notable Articles
St. Paul Unions: Minnesota’s First Fling in the Majors,” 1980 Baseball Research Journal by the Society for American Baseball Research

“Minnesota Pro Basketball History,” Minnesota Timberwolves Inaugural Media Guide, 1989-90

“The Joy of Research,” The Toastmaster, Toastmasters International, August 1991

“Halsey Hall: Baseball’s Consummate Story Teller,” Baseball Digest, September 1991

“Halsey ‘Holy Cow’ Hall,” Mpls-St. Paul, October 1991

Minneapolis: City of Protests,” Base Paths: The Best of the Minneapolis Review of Baseball, William C. Brown Publishers, 1991

Liner notes for the compact disc and cassette tape of the 1991 Minnesota Twins championship season, produced by WCCO Radio

Minneapolis Millers vs. Havana Sugar Kings,” The National Pastime by the Society for American Baseball Research, 1992

“Building the Metrodome,” Construction Bulletin, March 5, 1993

“Our Town,” Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 1993

“Showtime Begins: The Minneapolis Lakers,” Program for the 1994 National Basketball Association All-Star Game

Lost in the Ninth,” Twins Magazine, June/July 1994

On the Hot Seat: Official Scorers and No-Hitters,” The National Pastime by the Society for American Baseball Research, 1995

“Seasons of Greatness” (on Kirby Puckett), Twins Magazine, May 1997

“Twin Cities Had True Rivalry in Early 1900s,” Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities, April 25, 1999

“Halsey Hall,” Directory of Literary Biography, Volume 241: American Sportswriters and Writers on Sport, 2000

Minnesota Baseball History,” Minnesota Twins Media Guides since 2000

“The All-Star Game,” Total Basketball, Sports Classic Books, 2003

Roberto Clemente’s Entry into Organized Baseball: Hidden in Montreal?,” The National Pastime by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2006

The Demise of the Reserve Clause,” Baseball Research Journal by the Society for American Baseball Research, 2006

A Rich History: The Minneapolis Millers, 2012 Minnesota Twins Yearbook

St. Paul Saints, 2013 Minnesota Twins Yearbook

Minnesota’s All Star History, 2014 Minnesota Twins Yearbook

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