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Sam Reich Biography

Sam Reich photoSam Reich’s longstanding love of baseball was cemented early on when he followed the 1945 World Series and idolized players like Phil Cavarretta, Hank Greenberg and Hal Newhouser. While that series featured the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs, it was his hometown Pittsburgh Pirates that carved out a permanent spot in Reich’s heart.

His keen interest in the vagaries of the Baseball Hall of Fame selection process developed while he was in law school in the late 1950's. Reich and his classmates pondered how, among so many highly achieving performers, judges could determine the few who would be honored.

Today Sam Reich remains an avid baseball enthusiast and historian. He describes himself as a "mediocre attorney but one of the great little league managers of all time." In 2006, he collated years of personal research on the Hall of Fame selection process and developed a framework by which veteran candidates should be considered for Hall of Fame induction. He has collected this framework and supporting articles in his newly released book, Waiting for Cooperstown: Baseball’s Veterans (1901-1972).

Reich has been a lawyer for more than four decades. He has served as a federal prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney, a law school professor, and a Bar Association president. He and his firm are active in sports law. One of Reich’s specialties has involved baseball salary arbitrations and he has provided services to many well-known baseball stars.

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Scheduled Appearances

February 8, 2007 - Pittsburgh Athletic Association - Speaking Appearance.
February 15, 2007 - Fox Sports Pittsburgh's SportsBeat with Stan Savran
February 24 - March 31, 2007 - Bradenton and Sarasota, FL for Baseball Spring Training.
February 27, 2007 - MLB Radio's Baseball Today with Ed Randall and Billy Sample
February 28, 2007 - XM MLB Home Plate's Baseball This Morning with Mark Patrick, Buck Martinez and Orestes Destrade
March 6, 2007, 3 p.m. - Pittsburgh Fox Sports Radio 970 with Joe Bendel and Tim Benz
March 14, 2007, 11 a.m. - Circle Books at St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota, Fla. (book signing)

Contact Sam for Appearances

To book Sam Reich for your event or schedule a media interview, contact Patti DiClemente by phone at (412) 391-3700 or by e-mail at pdiclemente@reichalexander.com.

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Active Media

Listen to Pittsburgh sports reporter legend Stan Savran, host of FSN Pittsburgh's Savran on SportsBeat, discussing Waiting for Cooperstown with author Sam Reich.

SamCast Episode 01
"Flaws in the System?"

"No one should have a monopoly on the
Hall of Fame. If I were the emperor of
baseball, the process would be expanded."

- Sam Reich

Check back for the next episode!

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