The Pitch Author

R. A. Cabral
R. A. "Rick" Cabral is a Sacramento writer with a penchant for the game of baseball. Cabral has published several feature articles in The Sacramento Bee and Sacramento News & Review with a focus on baseball history. One article profiled the only appearance by the New York Yankees in Sacramento against the hometown Solons in 1951 when Mantle was a rookie and DiMaggio was on his way to retirement.
Another feature printed in the Bee recalled the Bustin’ Babes and Larrupin’ Lous barnstorming tour of 1927, featuring exhibition games between Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
To read both of these articles, please see the Articles section.
Rick is also the author of the 2011 release The Miracle of the Christmas Wish Holder. You'll find more information about the novella along with links to Amazon here.

Cabral is a member of The Society for American Baseball Research. He has a Master's in Journalism from University of Oregon. He is the editor and founder of
To send e-mail to the author: RAC26 (at)