Steve Buckley has been a sportswriter for more than 30 years and has been a columnist with the Boston Herald since 1995. Prior to joining the Herald, he was a columnist for the National Sports Daily and covered baseball for the Hartford Courant, Tacoma News-Tribune and Portland Press Herald.

He also appears regularly on Comcast SportsNet New England and 93.7 WEEI. His last book, Wicked Good Year, (HarperCollins, 2009), tells the back stories of the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics all vying for championships between October 2007 and June 2008. Buckley is one of the founders of the Oldtime Baseball Game, an annual celebration of baseball in his native Cambridge, Mass., that raises funds for local charities.

His lifelong interest in what he calls "the history in our own backyards" inspired him to write a piece for Boston magazine titled "Of Monuments of Men," an exploration of the Albert S. Teeven Memorial Traffic Circle at Fresh Pond in Cambridge. The article marked a turning point in Buckley's career; while continuing to write his column for the Herald, he has written dozens of history-based pieces for newspapers and magazines. He re-visited the Teeven Traffic Circle when he wrote, produced and directed the documentary I'll Be Seeing You: An American Story of World War II.

Buckley is a 1978 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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