The 3rd Man In


DanZielinski3My name is Dan Zielinski III, and I have something to say! Welcome to my website, The 3rd Man In. This is where I dish out my own perspective on what’s happening in the world of sports!

At the end of December 2011, I created The 3rd Man In on a blogger site, and since then my site has grown reaching hundreds of thousands of readers from all around the world. It is a leading source for Milwaukee Panther athletics and the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

I’ve conducted many exclusive one-on-one interviews with some of the top athletes and coaches at the college and professional levels.

During the MLB Draft season, I also make regular radio appearances on Wisconsin’s largest sports radio station, SportsRadio 105.7 FM The Fan, to break down the MLB Draft.

My website has had articles quoted by multiple sites, including by Baseball America’s John Manuel, MLB Trade Rumors, Bleacher Report and The Arizona Republic.

I am an award-winning journalist who graduated in May from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an emphasis in sports journalism.

Throughout college I covered the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Panthers for numerous media outlets. I write for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s NOW Publications and the West Bend Daily News, a traditional daily newspaper near Milwaukee, while also interning at Wisconsin’s largest sports radio station, SportsRadio 105.7 FM The Fan.

My work – running the gamut from news to feature to investigative stories – has been featured on,,, and in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Letters and Science Newsletter.

I’ve also done numerous public speaking events, talking to students of all different ages, regarding my experiences and career in the journalism field.