Guardians team historian Jeremy Feador presents to Cleveland Jack Graney chapter of SABR
Guardians fans are lucky to have a team historian like Jeremy Feador, who shares the history of this great franchise with the local community.
History and tradition are some of the most important aspects of fandom for a Major League Baseball team. For instance, as fans we often identify with players who played for our favorite team during our adolescence.
As a member of Generation X, and growing up in Northeast Ohio in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I am always excited to hear about players such as Buddy Bell, Duane Kuiper, Frank Duffy, Rick Manning, Mike Hargrove, and Andre Thornton.
One individual who helps fans stay connected to the Guardians by providing historical information about their favorite players is Guardians team historian Jeremy Feador.
Feador began working with the Guardians franchise after completing his undergraduate and graduate training in history at Baldwin Wallace University and Wright State University, providing Cleveland Guardians historical presentations to fans at libraries, museums, and other venues.
Recently, Feador made a presentation to Cleveland’s Jack Graney SABR chapter highlighting former Cleveland baseball player and announcer Jack Graney. Graney recently was named the recipient of the 2022 Ford C. Frick Award, which is given to a broadcaster for their excellent contributions to the sport.
To view Feador’s presentation, check out the video below:
Feador provided an extremely enlightening and entertaining presentation on Jack Graney’s work as a broadcaster. His presentation was based upon his archival research in which he analyzed the archives of local Cleveland newspapers from the early 1930s until the early 1950s. Feador noted that Graney was the first former MLB player to become a broadcaster for an MLB team.
For more stories about the history of the Cleveland Guardians franchise, you may be interested in Feador’s podcast, Cleveland’s Team. A Baseball History Podcast. The podcast currently has 30 episodes and can be found here.