A graduate of the University of Michigan, Okrent was an editor at several publishing
houses before becoming editor of New England Monthly in 1983. A former commissioner of the Rotisserie Baseball League (1980-1983), he was a contributor
to Rotisserie League Baseball (1984), co-editor of The Ultimate Baseball Book, a collection of photos, anecdotes and statistics, (1979),
and author of Nine Innings (1985).
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» November 17, 1979: On a flight to Austin, TX, Daniel Okrent sketches out the first draft of rules for what would become Rotisserie League Baseball. Had the friends he was seeing not ignored these rules, the Rotisserie League would have been called Pit League, after the Austin barbecue joint where Okrent first unveiled them. Two weeks later in New York, he pitches the idea to a more receptive group with whom Okrent lunched monthly at La Rotisserie Francaise.