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Author; The Rules of the Game (2002, Self-published) http://www.19cbaseball.com/baseball-rules-1845-1900.html
Co-Author; Forfeits and Successfully Protested Games in Major League Baseball: A Complete Record, 1871-2013 (2014, McFarland & Co.) https://www.amazon.com/Forfeits-Successfully-Protested-League-Baseball/dp/0786494239
Contributing Author; Major League Baseball Profiles, 1871-1900; Vol I & II (2011, McFarland & Co.) http://www.amazon.com/Major-League-Baseball-Profiles-1871-1900/dp/080323533X/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&qid=1414880257&sr=8-32&keywords=david+Nemec
Contributed an article for the McFarland & Company Inc. Publication, Base Ball; A Journal of the Early Game. (Spring 2011, McFarland & Co.) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/base-ball-a-journal-of-the-early-game-vol-5-no-1-spring-2011/
Contributed an article for the SABR Publication, Inventing Baseball; The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century. (2013, SABR) http://www.amazon.com/Inventing-Baseball-Greatest-Century-Digital/dp/1933599421/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414880304&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=inventing+base+ball
Contributed an article for the SABR Publication, Boston's First Nine, The 1871-75 Boston Red Stockings. (2016, SABR) https://www.amazon.com/Bostons-First-Nine-1871-75-Stockings/dp/1943816298/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Boston%27s+First+Nine+The+1871-75+Boston+Red+Stockings&qid=1605403447&sr=8-1
Contributed three articles for the SABR Publication, Base Ball's 19th Century "Winter" Meetings, 1857-1900. (2018, SABR) https://www.amazon.com/Base-Balls-Century-Winter-Meetings/dp/1943816913/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=base+ball%27s+19th+century+winter+meetings&qid=1605403141&sr=8-1
Contributed an article for the McFarland & Company Inc. Publication, Base Ball 10. (2018, McFarland & Co.) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/base-ball-10/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnb79BRDgARIsAOVbhRpnZni5JJPSQeu0Tqk3naOS4x1KT3yAOl-0ylP5f7SWBqXz3Csrd3YaAntUEALw_wcB
Contributed an article for the SABR Publication, The Glorious Beaneaters of the 1890's. (2019, SABR) https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Beaneaters-1890s-Baseball-Library-ebook/dp/B082DVQ23N/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Glorious+Beaneaters+of+the+1890%27s&qid=1605403668&sr=8-1-fkmr0
Contributed an article for the McFarland & Company Inc. Publication, Base Ball 11. (2019, McFarland & Co.) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/base-ball-11/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnb79BRDgARIsAOVbhRqdLg5-1mx81q3Fkejnm35hpbpMvMtV4nYcF-2t9aEuDG33Z621tJMaArD1EALw_wcB
Contributed an article for the McFarland & Company Inc. Publication, Base Ball 12. (2021, McFarland & Co.) https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/base-ball-12/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnb79BRDgARIsAOVbhRqrhdatbyFKjEcbrXkInlm3va4OronMCSOqDcAOq8lWWp7QitEtNAUaAsTQEALw_wcB
Contributed an article for the SABR Publication, The 1883 American Association Philadelphia Athletics. (2021, SABR)
Contributed an article for the McFarland & Company Inc. Publication, Base Ball 13. (2022, McFarland & Co.)
Presenting (Hall of Fame only)
October 2004 – Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – Part of a live two hour presentation on 19th century base ball held exclusively for San Diego High School teachers.
April 2005 - Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – Presented the history of the 19th century pitcher, 1860-1887, with Ozzie Smith for two live internet broadcasts, reaching an estimated 17.5 million grade school students. Produced by Ball State
October 2007 - Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – 19th Century Base Ball Conference; Presenter, The Evolution of the Batter’s Position During the 19th Century.
April 2012 - Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum –Frederick Ivor- Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference; Moderator for the panel discussion, “The Ten Best Rule Changes of the 19th Century.”
April 2013 - Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum –Frederick Ivor- Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference; Panelist for the topic, “Evolution of the Pitching / Catching Battery.”
April 2015 - Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum –Frederick Ivor- Campbell 19th Century Base Ball Conference; Presenter, “Better than Creighton.”]
Playing (modern 19th century base ball)
Atlantic of Brooklyn BBC; 1999
Mutual Club of New York; 2000-2009 (Founding Member)
Dark Blue of Hartford BBC; 2004-2010
Liberty BBC (CT); 2010– Present (Founding Member)
Eckford of Brooklyn BBC; 2011-Present (Founding Member); Pitcher, Shortstop, Catcher (Team Historian, Scheduler)
Playing Member, Old Bethpage Village Restoration; 1998-Present
19th Century Base Ball Coordinator, Old Bethpage Village Restoration; 2000-2009
Played in over 900 19th century matches
Pitching record; 415-32-1 (through the 2019 season)
Vintage Base Ball Association (VBBA)
Vintage Base Ball Association (VBBA) Trustee; 2005-2006
VBBA Historian and Executive Board Member; 2009-2013 & 2015-2019
VBBA Secretary and Executive Board Member; 2014
Founder & Owner; 19C Base Ball Inc.
Founder & Owner; Striker to the Line Productions.
From 2006 through 2008, hired as a Historical Consultant / Advisor to Da-Cor Pictures for the independent film titled, “The Silent Natural Dummy Hoy” (2007). In October of 2008, the baseball scenes were re-shot in Evansville, Indiana. Hired to ensure authenticity by providing training in the styles of 19th century base ball to the actors and assist in directing these scenes. During the two day re-shoot, responsible for all of the pitching during the filming and doubled for the lead actor in some scenes.
New York Islanders (NHL) – 1987-1990; Stick boy.
Louisville Icehawks (ECHL) – 1990-1992; Equipment Manager and Trainer
Houston Oilers (NFL) – 1990, 1991; Equipment Assistant (Pre and Post Training Camp)
New York Islanders (NHL) – 1996-2000; Assistant Equipment Manager and Practice Goalie
Team USA (Ice Hockey) – 1997; Equipment Manager World Championships, Turku and Helsinki; Finland
East Islip High School (Ice Hockey) – 2018 - Present; Goaltending Coach
Essays and Articles
Submitted Entries: 106
Eric is working on a book on the World Baseball Tour of 1874.
Eric Miklich contributed an essay to the Special Protoball Issue of Base Ball this spring:
"1857 -- Nine Innings, Nine Players, Ninety Feet and Other Changes: The Recodification of Baseball Rules in 1857." Base Ball. 5(1): 118 - 121.
Eric joined the Vintage Base Ball Association’s Rules and Interpretations Committee in summer 2008. He remains active in Bethpage NY’s 19th Century Base Ball Program, the oldest in the US. Eric’s fine website, http://www.19cbaseball.com/, has several items pertinent to the origins of base ball, including a detailed listing of rule changes starting in 1854, the early evolution of ballplaying equipment, and treatment of the baseball’s predecessor games.
Eric, author of a compendium of 19th Century rule changes, is currently researching information on the history of pitching deliveries for an article for his website, www.19cbaseball.com. Eric is hoping to release a new book on base ball in the 1860’s by next summer. This book, written in part with the perspective of someone with extensive VBB experience, will offer suggestions of why certain rules evolved as they did.