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Brief biography

Born in Portland, Maine, Tim Norton is a long time resident of  Rhode Island. Tim has been a university instructor,  talk show host,  political columnist and founder of the Providence Grays, a bare handed baseball team started to honor the original Providence Grays of the National League. The new Grays are completing their 18th year playing 19th Century style baseball for the education and enjoyment of today’s fans.

Norton’s Nest is Tim’s podcast, available on ITunes. This website supports the podcast and is also a place for original writing, current news and sports, humor from The Onion, as well as discussion and commentary from site visitors. Tim holds an M.A. from the University of Rhode Island.

Tim is a recognized expert on 19th Century baseball. To view the Providence Grays website, go to or look for the Grays on Facebook. If you would like to support Norton’s Nest or become a sponsor, contact Tim at 401-787-6276 or If you have looked here recently, you may have encountered a few technical bugs and those have been rectified. Find the “Donate” button on on the main page and your support is much appreciated.

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