An author of five books, Dennis Snelling is a three-time Casey Award finalist for Best Baseball Book. His first nomination was for his history of the Pacific Coast League, The Greatest Minor League, published in 2011. His next book, Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life, the biography of the great Chicago Cubs star of the early 1900s, was a 2014 Casey Finalist, as well as a finalist for the Seymour Medal for best nonfiction baseball book. His latest book, Lefty O’Doul: Baseball’s Forgotten Ambassador, was runner-up for the 2017 Casey Award. Dennis was a senior writer for Helmar Baseball & Art magazine,”and is currently a columnist for Minor Trips Digest.
Mr. Snelling is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, the Pacific Coast League Historical Society, and serves as a Chief Business Official for a school district in Northern California. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, having earned the certification in 2005. He has served as public address announcer for 45 years, announcing football and basketball for Downey High School in Modesto, California, and was inducted into that school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.