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Dan Gordon and Mickey Bradley, authors of Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends and Eerie Events and Field of Screams: Haunted Tales from the Baseball Diamond, the Lockerroom and Beyond. Both books are collections of ghost stories from ballplayers about haunted ballparks and hotels, and famouse curses such as the Cubs Curse of the Billy Goat and Red Sox Curse of the Bambino to lesser known curses such as Cleveland Indians Curse of Rocky Colavito and San Francisco Giants Curse of the Plaque.

Author Bios


Mickey Bradley is a lifelong Yankee fan, named after the team’s legendary centerfielder.  He has been working as a freelance writer for more than two decades, both in Manhattan and upstate New York.  His diverse body of work covers topics ranging from sports to science to humor to entertainment, and includes ghostwritten books, corporate communications, magazine profiles, and dozens of video/film projects that have been seen by global audiences in the hundreds of thousands.  He has a particular passion for hearing people’s stories and translating them to a mass audience in a way that captures their essence and respects their narrators.


Dan Gordon first experienced the magic of Fenway in the summer of 1975 when his father took him to his first game. With a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Gordon studied global baseball culture in Japan, the Domincan Republic, Cuba and Nicaragua. His writings on baseball have appeared in the Providence Journal, Fort Worth Star, San Juan Star, NINE, Elysian Fields Quarterly and Scribners Encyclopedia of American Lives. He has contributed two chapters to the edited book on global baseball, Baseball Beyond Our Borders: The International Pastime . Gordon recently published the popular Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories, which sold more than 10,000 copies in its first year in print, successfully tapping into the enormous national interest in ghost stories. He lives and dies with the Red Sox.

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