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Joe Posnanski

Biography

Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski is a Senior Writer at the new venture Sports On Earth. Before that, he was Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated, and in 2011 was named National Sportswriter of the year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame.

He wrote about sports for the Kansas City Star for sixteen years and was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

He is the author of four books, including THE SOUL OF BASEBALL, the 2007 winner of the Casey Award as America's best baseball book. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family.

Joe Posnanski

Books by Joe Posnanski

by Joe Posnanski - Biography, Nonfiction, Sports

In THE MACHINE, award-winning sports writer Joe Posnanski captures all of the passion and tension, drama and glory of a baseball team considered to be one of the best ever to take the field. Featuring a who's who of stars --- including Pete Rose, Ken Griffey, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Dave Concepcion and Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson ---THE MACHINE brings to vivid life all the hopes and excitement, fireworks and controversy of a remarkable team's extraordinary year in a rollicking thrill-ride of a real-sports story.

by Joe Posnanski - Historical , Nonfiction, Sports

When Legendary Negro League player Buck O'Neil asked sports columnist Joe Posnanski how he fell in love with baseball, Posnanski had to think about it. From that question was born the idea behind BASEBALL AND JAZZ. Posnanski and the 94 year old O'Neil decided to spend the 2005 baseball season touring the country in hopes of stirring up the love that first drew them to the game. This book is just as much the story of Buck O'Neil as it is the story of baseball. In a time when disillusioned, steroid–shooting, money hungry athletes define the sport, Buck O'Neil stands out as a man that truly played for the love of the game.