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Stephen Wong

Stephen Wong, a lifelong collector of rare and historically significant artifacts, spent two and a half years researching his top-selling adult book smithsonian baseball: Inside the World's Finest Private Collections. Wong has advised a number of the world's top collectors and is currently lending his expertise to an upcoming exhibition at the Chicago Historical Society celebrating the glory days of Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball in the early twentieth century. He is also an advisory director for the Museum of the City of New York's summer 2007 exhibit "The Glory Days: New York Baseball, 1947-1957" and an honorary committee member for the city of Pittsfield and the...

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What made you decide to write Smithsonian Baseball?
At the end of 2002, I was spiritually burnt out from 6.5 years in investment banking and it was during the SARS epidemic and the war with Iraq . . . my life was at loose ends. I have always been inspired by the book, The Glory of Their Times: The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It, which was written by Lawrence Ritter during the 1960s. Ritter took a 5 year sabbatical from the NYU Economics department to travel 75,000 miles across the US and Canada in...
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