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The Author

        A fourth generation Oklahoman, Peter G. Pierce has been a fan of minor league baseball all of his life.  Baseball in the Cross Timbers  is his first book.  He is currently working on a series of short books about baseball in the cities that hosted Sooner State League teams and is exploring the possibility of a similar book for the Big State League.

        As an adjunct instructor at the University of Oklahoma, he was honored by being named the Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2005 and the Journal-Record’s Innovator of the Year in 2007 for his course for graduating seniors “Life After OU-A Survival Guide.”  He also teaches a junior level course on the history of baseball.  He holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.  Teaching and writing are third careers.

        He was in private law practice and a financial institution executive before.  He was a member, along with President Barack Obama, of the Saguaro Seminar-Civic Engagement in America at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 1997-2000.

      When not teaching, he divides his time among Norman and Ardmore, Oklahoma, and New Orleans.  His hobbies include minor league baseball research, golf, and travel.  He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.  He has two children and three grandchildren.