Rob Rains is a 30-year veteran sportswriter and author of 31 books including biographies or autobiographies on Tony LaRussa, Jack Buck, Ozzie Smith, Red Schoendienst, Dave Phillips, Jim Hanifan, James Naismith. He is a gold card member of Baseball Writers of America and a contributor for the voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Follow @RobRains on Twitter
- Thirty-one years of professional, award-winning print experience
- Author of over 30 books, hundreds of magazine, newspaper articles
- Extensive contacts and relationships with national media
- Twenty years of professional sports radio experience
- Fifteen years experience as college journalism professor
- Adjunct professor in School of Communications at Webster University (since 1997)
- Journalism Degree, Kansas University
B.J. Rains, who has joined the Idaho Press Tribune as a college sports writer covering Boise State will contribute with college stories and Cardinals commentary. He has been working professionally as a sportswriter for four years and serves as StLSportsPage.com's media producer. He started covering the Cardinals with Major League Baseball at MLB.com, then with an on-line St. Louis based website, and was with FOXSportsMidwest.com where he covered the Cardinals and Blues on a daily basis. B.J. Rains was a co-host on the Sports Zone Show and still contributes to StLSportsPage.com. Follow @BJRains on Twitter.
Stan McNeal, National Baseball Writer is a contributor both with columns and podcasts. McNeal worked most recently at The Sporting News for almost 13 years, as well as the sports editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune before that for 15 years. At The Sporting News he covered major league baseball and the NBA.
Suzanne Corbett, StLSportsPage.com's Travel/Food Editor is an award-winning writer/producer, culinary teacher and food historian, who has contributed to many cookbooks and written her own, Pushcarts & Stalls: The Soulard Market History Cookbook. She served as food and travel writer for an online newspaper and food editor and feature writer for for Prime Life MediaCircuit Newspaper and 50plusstlouis.com. In addition, she contributes to NewsMagazine Network and AAA Traveler Magazines. She has also written for Better Homes & Gardens, Sauce, Victoria Magazine, St. Louis At Home, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, and St. Louis Post Dispatch, and was host of Hot Plates, which aired on KSLG, St. Louis. Suzanne has also contributed to numerous cookbooks including Bread Winners, Bread Winners Too, Good Old Food and The James Beard Celebration Cookbook and is the author of the award winning cookbook, Pushcarts & Stalls: The Soulard Market History Cookbook.
Steve Overbey is a contributor to StLSportsPage.com and has been covering professional, college and high school sports for the past 33 years. He is currently a regular contributor to The Associated Press, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Belleville News-Democrat, MLB.com, PATCH.com, and StLSportsPage.com. Overbey has written non-sports features for numerous publications including People Magazine and USA Today; and has covered seven World Series, three Super Bowls and three NCAA Basketball Final Fours. Despite covering numerous big-time events, he remains dedicated to the local high school athlete.
Sally Tippett Rains is the content manager at StLSportsPage.com. Sally met her husband Rob Rains in the pressbox at Busch Stadium while she was covering the Cardinals for KMOX Radio (writing and producing for Bob Costas, Jack Buck, and Bill Wilkerson) in the late 1970′s, early '80′s. Sally Rains worked in radio sports for five years and then switched to book writing and charity work while raising their children. She is the author of 11 books including "Drills and Skills for Basketball" co-written with basketball coach Rich Grawer, and the award winning "The Making Of A Masterpiece, The True Story of Margaret Mitchell's Classic Novel Gone With The Wind." Email: SallyRains314@gmail.com
Rob Rains: 31 Books and Counting!
BOOKS BY ROB RAINS:
- NEW!: Intentional Walk, published by Thomas Nelson 2013, a look at the faith of the St. Louis Cardinals
- Wild Cards, commemorating the 2011 Cardinals Championship Season.
- The Curse: Cubs Win, Cubs Win … or Do They? Co-written with Andy Van Slyke. Ascend Books, 2010.
- James Naismith: The Man Who Invented Basketball. Temple University Press, 2009.
- Tony La Russa, Man on a Mission. Triumph Books, 2009.
- Accept the Challenge: The Memoirs of Jerry Clinton. Reedy Press, 2006
- Where Have All the Cardinals Gone? Sports Publishing. 2005.
- Albert the Great: the Albert Pujols Story. Sports Publishing. 2005.
- My One Big Break: Inspiring Stories of Successful Business and Professional Leaders. With Jack Grimm and Clark Johnson. Spotlight Press. 2004.
- Centerfield on Fire: An Umpire’s Tales of Spitballs, Pine Tar Bats and Corked Personalities (with Dave Phillips). Triumph Books. 2004
- Big Stix: The Greatest Hitters in the History of Baseball. Sports Publishing, 2004
- Beyond X’s and O’s, My Thirty Years in the NFL (with Jim Hanifan). Sports Publishing Inc., 2003.
- A Special Season. Sports Publishing, 2003.
- Whitey’s Boys. Triumph Books, 2002.
- Ozzie Smith, the Road to Cooperstown. Sports Publishing, 2002.
- Cardinal Nation. The Sporting News, 2002.
- Baseball Samurais, Ichiro Suzuki and the Japanese Invasion. St. Martin’s Press, 2001.
- The Mighty ‘Mox, the 75th Anniversary History of KMOX Radio (with Sally Tippett Rains). Diamond Communications, 2000.
- Marshall Faulk, Rushing to Glory. Sports Publishing, 1999.
- Find A Way, Valpo’s Sweet Season (with coach Homer Drew) Diamond Communications, 1999.
- Mark McGwire, Home Run Hero. St. Martin’s Press, 1998.
- Mac Attack. Sports Publishing, 1998.
- Slugger. Sports Publishing, 1998.
- Red: A Baseball Life (with Red Schoendienst). Sports Publishing, 1998.
- Jack Buck, That’s A Winner. Sports Publishing, 1997.
- Playing On His Team (with Sally Tippett Rains). CrossTraining Publishing, 1996.
- The Cardinal Fans Little Book of Wit and Wisdom. Diamond Communications, 1994.
- The St. Louis Cardinals’ 100th Anniversary History. St. Martin’s Press, 1992.
- Top 150 Minor League Prospects. The Sporting News, 1990.
- Wizard (with Ozzie Smith). Contemporary Books, 1988.