About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a contributor for PlayiLottery with plenty of experience under his belt. He writes about lottery gaming and various forms of online gambling for sites across Catena Media. Beyond that, Dan is the author of three books, and he previously reported for Major League Baseball, as well as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Currently, he is residing in Michigan — one of the top online lottery markets in the US — with his family. You can reach Dan at [email protected].

Get to know Dan Holmes

Holmes has covered the lottery and gambling in numerous states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, as well as Canada. He’s written about numerous sports extensively — baseball, basketball, hockey, football, golf, boxing, the Olympics, volleyball, to name a few.

Holmes has been writing online content since 1993, when he built his first website. He previously launched AskTheBaseballExpert and The Baseball Page, both of which gathered followers in the 1990s before they were purchased by other media sites.

Prior to working for Catena, Dan was the web producer for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and a producer and writer for Major League Baseball Advanced Media, and he operated Boone Digital. He was also previously a senior content marketer for BigWing Interactive, a subsidiary of The Oklahoman.

His next book is coming out in 2024

Holmes is the author of or contributor to three books: Ty Cobb: A Biography (Greenwood Press, 2004); Deadball Stars of the American League (SABR, 2006); and The Great Baseball Argument-Settling Book (Baseball Egg Press, 2015). His next book, Ballplayers, will be published in 2024.

He is a co-founder of The Odd Balls newsletter. His other writing can be found at his personal website, DanHolmes.com. His baseball writing is at Baseball Egg.

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