Dan Levitt

Dan Levitt

Dan Levitt has written four critically acclaimed books and dozens of essays illuminating the role of managers, owners and players in shaping baseball culture and history, including his newest with co-author Mark Armour, Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating. He is an occasional MLB Network TV guest commentator, a regular speaker at SABR’s annual convention, and has presented at the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. Dan is the recipient of the highest award of the Society for American Baseball Research, the prestigious Bob Davids Award. In 2017, he won SABR’s Chadwick Award, a lifetime achievement award honoring baseball’s great researchers for their invaluable contributions to making baseball the game that links America’s present with its past.


Dan Levitt is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. For more information, visit the author’s website.
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Anticipating and Controlling Cheating and Unwanted Behavior—Lessons from Baseball

Cheating has been part of human behavior forever. A systematic look at cheating in baseball offers insights into why it is sometimes particularly prevalent and ideas on how to control it. In baseball, cheating became common once sporting clubs first started playing competitively in the 1850s. Teams unfairly grabbed ringers...