David W. Vincent was born on July 26, 1949 and died July 2, 2017.
He was an American baseball official scorer, statistician, and historian.
Vincent was called “The Sultan of Swats Stats” by ESPN and is often quoted by Major League Baseball, ESPN, Fox, USA Today, and by many other media outlets regarding the history of the home run.
He was long-time member of SABR, he keeps SABR’s official home run statistics, and was presented with the organization’s highest honor, the Bob Davids Award, in 1999.
He was also an official scorer for the Washington Nationals and the founding secretary of Retrosheet, which is collecting play-by-play accounts of every game in major league history.
He was a computer programmer for a major multi-national corporation and lives in Centerville, Virginia.
David W. Vincent passed away at 67 years old.