Eldon Ham

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General Information

Name: Eldon Ham

Pen Name: None

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Website: http://eldonham.com

Email: eldon@eldonham.com


Illinois Connection

Ham received his B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1974 and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent in 1976.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eldon Ham has taught sports law at Chicago-Kent College of Law since 1994 and was one of the first lawyers to challenge the NFL’s drug policy in court (Richard Dent v. NFL, 1988). He is the sports legal analyst for WSCR sports radio in Chicago and has appeared on dozens of radio stations coast to coast as a sports lawyer, expert, and historian. He is also the author of The Playmasters: From Sellouts to Lockouts—An Unauthorized History of the NBA; Larceny & Old Leather: The Mischievous Legacy of Major League Baseball; and Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television. He lives near Chicago.

Published Works

  • The 100 Greatest Sports Blunders of All Time , Masters Press, 1998
  • The Playmasters: From Sellouts to Lockouts-An Unauthorized History of the NBA , Contemporary Books, 2000
  • Larceny And Old Leather: The Mischievous Legacy of Major League, Academy Chicago Publishers, 2005
  • Broadcasting Baseball: A history of the National Pastime on Radio and Television, McFarland, 2011
  • All the Babe's Men: Baseball's Greatest Home Run Seasons and How They Changed America, Potomac Books Inc., 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The 100 Greatest Sports Blunders of All Time

ISBN: 1570281599
Release Date: 1998-01

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The Playmasters: From Sellouts to Lockouts--An Unauthorized History of the NBA

ISBN: 0809226022
Release Date: 2000-02

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Larceny and Old Leather: The Mischievous Legacy of Major League

ISBN: 0897335333
Release Date: 2005-08-30

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Broadcasting Baseball: A History of the National Pastime on Radio and Television

ISBN: 0786446447
Release Date: 2011-07-19

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Literary Awards

Broadcasting Baseball

  • Finalist, Book of the Year Awards, ForeWord Magazine , 2012


All the Babe's Men

  • Third Place Medal, National IPPY Book Awards, Sports Category, 2014

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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