Rob Rains has been writing about sports for more than 25 years. He is the author or coauthor of 25 books and is a lifetime member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Baseball Writers Association of America. He formerly worked for United Press International, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and USA Today Baseball. Now a freelance writer, Rains also is an adjunct professor in the school of communications at Webster University. He lives in St. Louis. John Rooney is the radio broadcaster for the St. Louis Cardinals and has been a professional broadcaster for more than 30 year.