Books | Sports

September 26, 2009

The Sportswriting Machine

Joe Posnanski, chronicler of the Big Red Machine, is just as freewheeling and prolific as his subjects, knocking out thousands of words in magazine and newspaper articles, blog posts, and, yes, Gelf interviews

David Roth

Sports Illustrated recently called up Joe Posnanski for a spot on its staff, handing the longtime newspaper hand his dream job. After 13 years at the Kansas City Star, and previous gigs at the Cincinnati Post, Augusta Chronicle, and Charlotte Observer, Posnanski is certainly ready. He has a pair of Associated Press Sports Editor "best sports columnist" awards, and two well-regarded books—the column-collection The Good Stuff and 2007's The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America. His writing breathes and moves in a way few of his peers' work does, and is alive with his engagement with and interest in sports, culture, and the places where the two intersect and overlap.

Post a comment

Comment Rules

The following HTML is allowed in comments:
Bold: <b>Text</b>
Italic: <i>Text</i>
<a href="URL">Text</a>


Article by David Roth

Contact this author