Tucson Festival of Books

Loving Baseball


Hear about America's joyful, long-time love affair with the game of baseball.


Panelists
Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of seven books, including "Why We Love Baseball," "The Baseball 100" and "Paterno." He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year by five different organizations and was called "contemporary sportswriting's biggest star" by The Wall Street Journal....

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Ron Rapoport

Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 20 years and served as the sports commentor for NPR’s Weekend Edition for two decades. The winner of the 2015 Ring Lardner Award for excellence in sports journalism, he has written more than a dozen books about sports and entertainment....

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Mark Stevens

The son of two librarians, Mark Stevens was raised in Lincoln, Mass., and has worked as a reporter, as a national television news producer and in school public relations.  Stevens is the author of "The Fireballer" (Lake Union, 2023) and The Allison Coil Mystery Series including "Antler Dust," "Buried by the Roan," "Trapline," "Lake of Fire," and "The Melancholy Howl....

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Books:
Why We Love Baseball
A History in 50 Moments
Joe Posnanski
Sports
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9780593472675
400 pages
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Frank Chance's Diamond
The Baseball Journalism of Ring Lardner
Ron Rapoport
Sports
Globe Pequot Press
January 2024
ISBN 9781493080991
264 pages

The Fireballer
A Novel
Mark Stevens
Sports
Amazon Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781662505638
399 pages