Mark Braun

Mark Braun Mark Braun begins his 32nd year with the Old Timers’ Baseball Association of Chicago and his 7th as Executive Director (succeeding his father-in-law, Joe Molitor Jr. who succeeded his father in the same organization). Since 2004, the club has contributeded to documentaries for HBO, John Sheinfeld (WEBELIEVE) as well as supplying materials for books and media.

The OTBAC was formed in 1919 by Tom Foley to celebrate the 1869 signing of Chicago’s original 9 professional players, the White Stockings, which Foley managed.


Mark is the President of the Board of the Eisenhower Public Library District of norridge and Harwood Heights, IL, a member of the Triton College Community Steering Committee, SABR, The Old Time Ballplayers’ Association of Milwaukee, regional Selective Service area board, the Chicago Apple Users’ Group and a returning student. He is a former illustrator and notably was the real-life model for several Alex Ross graphic novels and projects for Marvel, Image and DC Comics. He is Associate Publisher for Food Industry News.


Mark, a native of Chicago, IL, graduated from Gordon Tech High School in 1972 and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DeVry, Triton and (currently) Eastern Illinois University. He is the father of Elizabeth Braun, a Milwaukee news anchor and WBBM-AM traffic reporter for Chicago. His daughter Laura is a recent graduate of Illinois State University who “fulfilled a northsider’s dream” of working at Wrigley Field as an usher. Mark’s wife, Mary, is a graduate of Chicago’s Mundelein College and a former employee with AT&T. They reside in Norridge, IL.