Author Phil S. Dixon of Belton, Missouri is a pioneer in the study of Negro League baseball history. For the past thirty years he has documented the African-American baseball experience. Creative, innovative and detailed, Dixon has researched baseball history and documented the careers of some of baseball’s greatest players. Widely regarded for his expertise on baseball, Dixon has authored nine books and has won the prestigious Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of 1992, and a SABR MacMillan Award for his excellence in baseball research. Dixon has expanded his research in recent years to include the world of professional boxing history.