received his Ph.D. from New York University. Professor Emeritus,
Distinguished Professor nominee, Recipient of the "Salute to Scholars
Award" at CUNY where he taught writing for many years, the prolific
author was cited by the Congressional Record and the New York State
Legislature as a sports historian and journalist.
His many sports books
include autobiographies of sports legends Nolan Ryan, Red Holzman and
Tony Dorsett, the classics "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," "New
York City Baseball: 1947-1957," "The New York Yankee Encyclopedia," "A
Yankee Century," "Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry" (with Frederic
J. Frommer), and "Five O'clock Lightning: The 1927 Yankees." His most
recent sports books are Remembering Yankee Stadium (2008) and
Remembering Fenway Park (2011).
Together with his wife
Myrna Katz Frommer, he has written the acclaimed oral histories "It
Happened in the Catskills," "It Happened in Brooklyn," Growing Up Jewish
in America," "It Happened on Broadway" and "It Happened in Manhattan."
Along with his wife Myrna
Katz Frommer, he is a professor in the MALS program at Dartmouth College
where he teaches oral and cultural history. Dr. Frommer has also taught
"Sports Journalism" and "Sports and Culture" at Dartmouth College,
Adelphi and New York University.
His work has appeared in
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily
News, Newsday, USA Today, The Sporting News, Men's Health and other