About Richard Cuicchi
I am a native of Shaw, MS, and have spent all of my adult life in New Orleans; so now I claim to be a true New Orleanian. I graduated from Mississippi State University with a Computer Science degree in 1973 and worked in the information technology field for over 38 years.
I have been a contributor of baseball-related articles to various national and local publications, including Bleacher Creature, Sports Collectors Digest, The West Bank Beacon and NewOrleansBaseball.com. My first book, Family Ties: A Comprehensive Collection of Facts and Trivia About Baseball's Relatives, represents twenty years of research about baseball's family relationships.
I leveraged my IT background to build my own databases of biographical research materials and reference information. It has been an ongoing labor of love to maintain and update the information, and I use it frequently in my research projects. My own library is fairly extensive, as my wife Mary refers to it as the "New Orleans branch" of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library.
I have been a member of Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) since 1983. I am an active participant of the New Orleans-based Schott-Pelican chapter of SABR.