|Arthur SchottBaseball Historian, 1930-present
Bio from the New Orleans Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
Born on July 9, 1918 in New Orleans, Arthur Schott's intense interest in baseball began when one of his friends allowed him to look through a scrapbook of complete box scores of the 1930 Southern Association. Almost overnight he was hooked and for the next eight decades, he has been one of baseball's most fascinating and interesting observers, becoming Louisiana's Official Baseball Historian.
Although he ran his family's business for many years, Schott was also an active columnist for the Times-Picayune under the byline "A Schott From The Bleachers."
His Lakefront home is packed from wall-to-wall with baseball books, pictures and memorabilia, but the real treasure trove is the knowledge of the game that flows so easily from Schott.
A lifelong statistician, Schott was the founding member of the local chapter of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), which is named in his honor, and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows when the topic of baseball is covered.