Kevin Wirthwein grew up in Evansville, where he attended Harrison High School. He studied Journalism at Butler University in Indianapolis and wrote and edited for The Butler Collegian newspaper and The Drift yearbook. After graduation, Kevin was as a sportswriter and sports editor for The Brownsburg Guide newspaper in Brownsburg, Indiana. There, he won a Hoosier State Press Association Award for his weekly sports column. He was a staff writer for Trap & Field Magazine and served briefly as editor of the Zionsville Times in Zionsville, Indiana, before returning to Butler to earn an MBA degree and enter the business world. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Vanderburgh County Historical Society. Kevin tells the story of the first 100 years of Baseball in Evansville, from the earliest coverage just after the Civil War up to the city’s acquisition of a club at the highest level of minor league baseball as the 1960s ended.