DOUG WILSON is an ophthalmologist in his day job. He is a life-long baseball fanatic and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He played baseball through college but his grade point average was higher than his batting average and he was forced to go to medical school to make a living. He wants to write about the good guys of the game of baseball--there is enough out there on the scandals, steroids and boorish behavior by players.
"I want to write about the good guys of the game of baseball--there is enough out there on the scandals, steroids and boorish behavior by players. I want to bring the good characters back to the forefront. I enjoy researching details and numbers to make sure everything is accurate, but my books are much more than just numbers. I like to write about the personalities of the players and what drives them. The best part of writing the books is interviewing the ex-players and listening to their stories."
Wilson is the author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych and Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson