Articles

My articles have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News and New York Newsday. My sports radio commentaries have appeared on WNYC (NPR in New York City) and WBAI-Pacifica Radio (also in NYC).

Throughout the 1990s I edited and published Lee Lo’s New York Jazz Newsletter, a monthly commentary and listing of events.

Significant Sports Articles Published

“Whatever Happened To the Marvelous Importance of the Unimportant?” Nine Magazine, volume 17, number 2, spring 2009 (Keynote address to the annual conference of Nine magazine, Tucson, Arizona, March 2008)

“The Ten Worst Days of Brooks Robinson’s Life” (on the 1972 baseball strike), Brooks Robinson (Press Box publications, Baltimore, Maryland, 2008)

“The Rise of the Baseball Quota System in the 1950s,” Nine Magazine, Spring 2008

"Two Cheers for Horace Stoneham” (The New York Giants Join Baseball's Integration Movement) in John Thorn, ed. The Glory Days: New York Baseball, 1947-1957 (Collins/​Museum of the City of New York, 2007)

"When All Heaven Rejoiced: Branch Rickey and the Origins of the Breaking of the Baseball Color Line," Nine vol. 11, no. 1, Fall 2002
[reissued in Bill Kirwin, ed. Out of the Shadows, University of Nebraska Press, 2006].

"The Two Titans and the Mystery Man: Branch Rickey, Walter O'Malley and John L. Smith as Brooklyn Dodger Owners, 1944-1950," in Joseph Dorinson and Joram Warmund, eds. Jackie Robinson: Sport, Race, and the American Dream (M. E. Sharpe, 1998).

Contributor of short biographies on baseball executives Edward Barrow, Michael Burke, Charles Ebbets; baseball players Vernon "Lefty" Gomez and John Montgomery Ward to American National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1998);

"A Tale of Many Cities: The Westward Expansion of Major League Baseball in the 1950s," Journal of the West, July 1978.

Sports Articles Published In Popular Journals (partial list)

"The Hitless Wonders" (The Chicago White Sox Beat The 116-Win Chicago Cubs in 1906 World Series), Major League Baseball October 2006 World Series Program.

"New Cards Mine Baseball's Jewish Bench," Jewish weekly Forward, March 24, 2006.

"How A Southpaw Wound Up Bigger Than Baseball," a review of Jane Leavy's Sandy Koufax biography, Forward, October 18, 2002.

"'Dem Bums' They Ain't, But Coney Team Brings Baseball Back to B'klyn," Forward, June 29, 2001.

"Letter from the #4 Train" (on NYC Subway Series), Forward, October 20, 2000.

"A Night to Remember: Jackie Robinson Selects A Knothole Gang Winner," Major League Baseball 1997 All-Star Game program

"Fielder's Non-choice" (about the Baseball Strike of 1994-95), Village Voice, March 21, 1995

"Undefeated and Still Unmatched," Columbia basketball coach Jack Rohan remembers the 1950-51 season, Columbia College Today, Winter 1991.

"Prejudice Against a Yankee Pride: The Banishment of Roy White," Brooklyn City Sun, July 12-18, 1989.

"Tough and Together," on Columbia's women's basketball team, Columbia College Today, Spring 1985.

"And What if [Commissioner] Landis Were Around?" New York Times, Sunday June 21, 1981.

"A Fan's Plan for the N. B. A.," New York Times, Sunday December 28, 1980.

Significant Jazz Articles

Review of Penny Von Eschen’s book, Satchmo Blows Up The World, Slavic and East European Journal, Spring 2009

"What A Wonderful World" (on Louis Armstrong's house as Queens museum), Forward, October 10, 2003;

Editor-Publisher, Lee Lo's New York Jazz Newsletter, a monthly of listings and commentary, 1990-1998;

"When The 'Trane [John Coltrane] Stopped in Philly," Philadelphia Weekly, December 13, 1995; "Sex, Violence, and Great Music: On Charles Mingus," Hungry Mind Review (Minnesota quarterly) Spring 1992;

"'Texas Tenor' Film Pays Homage to Illinois Jacquet," City Sun (Brooklyn weekly) June 17-23, 1992;

"Now The Divine One Belongs To the Ages Sarah Vaughan, 1924-1990," City Sun, April 11-17, 1990.

Featured Work

History
Story of baseball's reserve system and the men who fought to change it
Biography/Sports
“Lowenfish’s take is detailed and nuanced.... he doesn’t look for simple answers; despite his own abiding admiration, he never sugarcoats or presents Rickey in anything other than a three-dimensional light.”
–David Ulin, Los Angeles Times