Ronald T. Waldo is a historian and author who has written eight books on the subject of baseball history, with many devoted to examining the Deadball Era and the 1920s. A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania his entire life, he graduated from Point Park University in the spring of 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism and communications. Following his love and passion for baseball history, Mr. Waldo’s first book, titled Fred Clarke: A Biography of the Baseball Hall of Fame Player-Manager, was released in December 2010.
Some of his other books include a biography about Hazen “Kiki” Cuyler, a compilation of stories connected to the life and career of Honus Wagner, and team-related works on the 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1925 Pittsburgh Pirates, and 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates. Mr. Waldo’s most recent book, published in April 2017, is titled Baseball’s Roaring Twenties: A Decade of Legends, Characters, and Diamond Adventures.
He also participated as a contributing author on the 2018 release, Unlucky 21: The Saddest Stories and Games in Pittsburgh Sports History, writing the chapter about the 1974-75 Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team titled “History Gone Bad: Chico and His Men Ruin the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 1975 Playoff Party.”
A longtime member of the Society for American Baseball Research, each of his four books covering baseball’s Deadball Era received nominations for the Larry Ritter Book Award by that organization’s Deadball Era Committee. Besides being an avid baseball historian, Mr. Waldo also loves following current baseball, football, hockey, and soccer.