Contact Information
Bill Pearch
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Online Contacts
Email 
Twitter  billpearch

Pet Peeves
1. The New York Yankees adding to their World Series trophy collection.
2. Walking off any green after three putting.
3. The St. Louis Cardinals adding to their World Series trophy collection.
4. Most Will Ferrell films.
5. Cubs fans who throw trash on the field.
6. Sand traps of all sizes and shapes.
7. The beatification of Derek Jeter.

About Bill Pearch
Baseball Historian | Star Wars Geek | Beatles Fan | 80s New Wave Junkie | Weekend Cyclist | White Castle Craver | Marketing Communication Professional

After 43 spins around the sun, I've seen a lot of strange things. Born on Chicago's northwest side, I've primarily called the western suburbs home. During that time, a few things remain consistent. I'm a baseball enthusiast and a fan of George Lucas films. Specifically speaking, I'm a Chicago Cubs fan and a Star Wars fan. Despite loving them, they both have broken my heart. The Cubs repeatedly during the regular season, and occasionally during the playoffs (but wait, they won the 2016 World Series). And the Star Wars prequels fell a bit short of my expectations. Nevertheless, I've decided to stick with them. After all, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the greatest film of all time.

Professionally, I work in marketing communications. What does that mean? I do a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Since the mid-1990s, I've marketed recreational programs and facilities to suburbanites, and I've pitched engineering and environmental services to municipalities and institutions around the State of Illinois. At the turn of the 21st Century, I even taught communication courses at my alma mater.

I've attended at least one baseball game in every Major League city in the United States and Canada. That means I've seen all 30 teams play in all 28 cities at 38 different parks. A journey that began at Wrigley Field in the late 1970s ended at Citizens Bank Park in early 2010. I missed Montreal's Olympic Stadium, home of the Expos before they moved to Washington, D.C. But then, in 2016, we caught a Blue Jays / Red Sox exhibition game at the Big O. Make that 29 cities at 39 parks. Je vous remercie, Montreal. A visit to Atlanta's SunTrust Park in May 2017 with make an even 40.

Ever need to find me? Odds are that I'll be playing or watching baseball, out on the golf course, shuffling my Netflix queue, reading a book, searching for geocaches, or sitting in front of my iMac.

Since 2003, I've been happily married to a Milwaukee Brewers fan.


Links
My Professional Profile
LinkedIn | http://www.linkedin.com/in/wcpearch

My Social Media Presence
Facebook | http://facebook.com/billpearch
Twitter | http://twitter.com/billpearch
About.Me | http://about.me/billpearch

My SABR Profile
http://profile.sabr.org/member/billpearch

My Education
Roosevelt University, MS - 1998 | http://roosevelt.edu
Elmhurst College, BA - 1995 | http://www.elmhurst.edu


Favorite Music
1960s British Invasion, 1970s Progressive Rock, and 1980s New Wave

If I had to rank my top five:

1. The Beatles
2. Pink Floyd
3. The Police
4. Duran Duran
5. Jefferson Airplane

Favorite Movies
1. Star Wars saga
2. Indiana Jones saga
3. Back to the Future saga
4. Psycho
5. Amelie
6. The Wizard of Oz
7. The Natural
8. The Sixth Sense
9. Lord of the Rings trilogy
10. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
11. Shawshank Redemption

Hobbies
1. Baseball - As I've mentioned, I'm a baseball enthusiast. I love playing, watching, talking about, and reading about the greatest game invented.

2. Golf - I have a love/hate relationship with golf. Just depends upon the day. Generally speaking, one component of my game is always clicking. Unfortunately, that means another is not. That's why my name is always absent from the leader boards.

3. Geocaching - Yes, I use a GPS receiver to locate Tupperware in urban locales, local parks and forest preserves. Sounds weird, but it's actually mentally challenging and fun.

4. Art - I enjoy almost all forms of art. Unfortunately, I don't create my own art as often as I used to. I like all mediums, but there is no experience quite like applying paint to canvas.