Baseball in Evansville

Stories From the Cutting Room Floor

How can you not be romantic about baseball?” – Brad Pitt as Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane from the movie “Moneyball.”

This site is dedicated to the stories that didn’t make the cut in Baseball in Evansville, the book, due to space limitations.

The stories are no less romantic than those that made the cut. Enjoy.


Kevin Wirthwein

Kevin Wirthwein is the author of Baseball in Evansville: Booms, Busts and One Global Disaster. The Evansville native attended Harrison High School and studied Journalism at Butler University in Indianapolis where he wrote and edited for The Butler Collegian newspaper and The Drift yearbook. After graduation, Kevin was a sportswriter and sports editor for The Brownsburg Guide newspaper in Brownsburg, Indiana. There, he won a Hoosier State Press Association Award for his weekly sports column. Kevin was a staff writer for Trap & Field Magazine and served briefly as editor of the Zionsville Times in Zionsville, Indiana, before returning to Butler to earn an MBA degree and enter the business world. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, the Vanderburgh County Historical Society and Indiana Historical Society.