An essay by David Joseph '95 was printed on the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal for Feb. 29.
Joseph, executive director of LA SCORES, wrote about performance-enhancing drugs, records and players who chase them, asterisks, and the contributions of those who played in the Negro Leagues.
An English major who played hockey and tennis while at Hobart, Joseph later attended the University of Southern California's Master of Professional Writing Program, where he served as poetry editor for the Southern California Anthology.
Joseph became Executive Director after 5-1/2 years with LA SCORES, which he co-founded in 2002. He has overseen the growth and development of the program from 80 students to more than 350 per year and grew to incorporate middle school students and high school alumni.
He received the William Prall Prize for Literature and had his poems have been published in Doubletake Magazine, the Pittsburgh Quarterly, Valpariaso Poetry Review, and other literary magazines and journals. His first book of poetry, “The White Pigeon,” was published in 2002 by Galt Art House Press. He has taught at Pepperdine University and in the General Education Program at Harvard University, where he received a Derek Bok Award for Distinction in Teaching.
He also wrote an article, “The salt of the earth,” for NBCSports.com after the death of Benny Parsons, a NASCAR driver and family friend, in January 2007.
Details on LA SCORES are available here.