Rob Rains interviews Aledmys Diaz during Rainbows for Kids All-Star Game event for children with cancer in the Greater St. Louis Area.
• STLSportsPage.com is the hottest St. Louis sports website around. Long-time sportswriter Rob Rains was at the Winter Meetings in Nashville and when Jason Heyward signed with the Cubs, he wrote a column about it, which got 22,000 hits in one 24-hour period.
*STLSportsPage.com provides sports news & breaking stories, as well as features. Rob Rains broke the story when Cards top prospect Oscar Taveras was called up and also Jake Westbrook's retirement.
• STLSportsPage.com and Rob Rains helped sponsor a charity event with Matt Carpenter in attendance on the day Carpenter was announced as an All-Star, with exclusive video interview.
• STLSportsPage.com is not a blog, we are credentialed reporters in the locker rooms, on the field, and at Spring Training.
Rob Rains: Trusted Journalist
- * 31 years professional, award-winning print experience, 22 yrs. on radio
- * Author of more than 30 books, hundreds of magazine, newspaper articles.
- * 15 years adjunct Journalism professor Webster University
- * Journalism Degree, Kansas University
- * Former NL beat writer for USA Today's Baseball Weekly; has covered the Cardinals for UPI, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat until its demise in the 1980s, and other outlets.
- * Helped USA Today start Baseball Weekly, worked there 6 years. Won Freedom Forum Grant -guest professor at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at AZ State in Tempe, AZ.
- * Has covered sports at local and national level and has been Official Scorer for MLB Post-Season playoff games. Frequent speaker, Board of Directors of Rainbows for Kids, 501 (c)(3)
- *Voter for Baseball HOF in Cooperstown and St. Louis Sports HOF
- *Rob Rains is the author of more than 30 books. (scroll down to see list)
- Credentialed reporter-- in the locker rooms, on the field, in the pressbox.
Rob Rains on the Radio
Past: KMOX Radio Open Lines, Cardinals Post-Game Shows, 1980-90's. Current: Jamie Allman's show on NewsTalk 97.1 ; Jock 98.7 in Springfield, MO.
Contributors to StLSportsPage.com:
Bill Greenblatt / UPI
Award-winning Bill Greenblatt is one of the most well-respected, popular photographers on the St. Louis scene. He is on the sidelines of every home sports game, providing us with action shots and other great photography. He always seems to be at the right place to get that perfect shot every time.
Greenblatt is photog. for Governor Jay Nixon, the St. Louis Fire Department, and others. He owns Greenblatt Photography. B.J. and Karen Rains chose Greenblatt as their wedding photographer, and he did a great job.
Mike Reeves of MLB Radio, CBS Sports Radio Net and AP Radio is an audio reporter and provides us with interviews after many of the home games for the Cardinals, Blues, and Mizzou.
Reeves works in tandem with Rob Rains. While Rains is getting the interviews for his stories, Reeves is recording it so we can get it up on our site for you to listen to. They combine for a feature on STLSportsPage.com called "Rains Reeves Cardinals Rewind."
Nicholas Hand is a hockey writer and former Marketing Manager for the St. Louis Blues AAA affiliate Peoria Rivermen. He has held other writing and marketing jobs including Lindenwood University Sports Information, The Bandits, and 1380AM Radio Station.
Hand received his MBA in 2014, and joined StLSportsPage.com the same year.
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.
Sally Tippett Rains
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," and is Volunteer Executive Director of Rainbows for Kids.
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Some Books by Rob Rains
Intentional Walk, published by Thomas Nelson 2013, a look at the faith of the St. Louis Cardinals
Wild Cards, commemorating 2011 Cards Season.
The Curse: Cubs Win, Cubs Win … or Do They? Co-written,Andy Van Slyke. Ascend Books, 2010.
Tony LaRussa, Man on a Mission, Triumph 2009
James Naismith: Man Who Invented Basketball. Temple 2009
Accept the Challenge: The Memoirs of Jerry Clinton. Reedy Press, 2006
Albert the Great: the Albert Pujols Story. Sports Publishing. 2005.
My 1 Big Break: Inspiring Stories of Successful Business and Professional Leaders.w/ Grimm, Johnson. Spotlight Press. 2004.
Centerfield on Fire (with Dave Phillips). Triumph Books. 2004
Beyond X’s and O’s, My Thirty Years in the NFL (with Jim Hanifan). Sports Publishing Inc., 2003.
Whitey’s Boys. Triumph Books, 2002. *Cardinal Nation, The Sporting News, 2002
Ozzie Smith, the Road to Cooperstown. Sports Publishing, 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.
3 Mark McGwire Books: Home Run Hero. St. Martin’s, 1998; Mac Attack, Sports Publshing, 1998; Slugger, Sports Pub. '98
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.
Wizard (with Ozzie Smith). Contemporary Books, 1988.
Rob says--"One of the most fun times in my career was the two years I had the opportunity to do a daily radio talk show with B.J. Rains, my son. It was basically like letting the world listen in to our family discussions (and disagreements) about events in the sports world. It was billed as 'A father and son game of catch, tossing around the sports topics of the day' which is what we tried to do. It was a special time."
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