John Fredland

An attorney and Air Force officer, John Fredland became an avid Pirates fan through listening to Lanny Frattare's KDKA-AM broadcasts on the front porch of his boyhood home in Mt. Lebanon, PA. John covered the baseball, football and basketball teams for the student newspaper at Rice University; he regrets his failure to persuade the Pirates' scouts at Rice games in the spring of 1997 that the team should draft Lance Berkman. He currently lives in Dayton, OH.