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On May 25, 2017 Rob Rains was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Normally reserved for players and coaches he joins an elite member of media-types like Jack Buck, writers Bob Burnes and Bob Broeg;  John Rooney, the voice of the Cardinals; and Mike Kelly, the voice of the Missouri Tigers. Other 2017 inductees were: former Mizzou Football Coach Warren Powers, St. Louis Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman, Mizzou Football Broadcaster Mike Kelly among others, who received their awards in Janurary. The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame honors athletes who have defined Missouri sports-- as well as a sprinkling of media members. The Hall of Fame is filled with sports memorabilia for fans to enjoy.  Missouri Sports Hall of Fame   3861 E Stan Musial Dr,    Springfield, MO 65809    MoSportsHallOfFame.com

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 Rob Rains: Trusted Journalist

Rob Rains , who runs STLSportsPage.com was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2017 and is a former National League beat writer for USA Today’s Baseball Weekly. For three years he covered the Cardinals for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat until its demise in the 1980s.

Rains was awarded the Freedom Forum Grant to teach Journalism for a year at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State. Now based in St. Louis, Rains is a regular on The Jamie Allman Show on Newstalk 97.1, often a guest on Frank Cusumano's Pressbox Show on 590AM and has been writing books, magazine articles, and covers the Cardinals and Blues for STLSportsPage.com.

He has written or co-written more than 30 books, most on baseball, including autobiographies or biographies of Ozzie Smith, Jack Buck, and Red Schoendienst.

Rains volunteers his time helping run Rainbows for Kids, a 501 (c)(3) charity for families of children with cancer in the Greater St. Louis Area.

Started in 2012 by Rob Rains   STLSportsPage.com is the hottest St. Louis sports website around.  Rains brings the latest sports to his readers. He is active on social media (@RobRains on Twitter) and besides the breaking news he enjoys doing in-depth features that are not found anywhere else. STLSportsPage.com is not a blog; Rains is a credentialed reporter in the locker rooms and on the field, at the Winter Meetings, at the Draft and at Spring Training.

Contributors to StLSportsPage.com:

Mike Reeves 

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."

 SPENCER GLEASON

Spencer Gleason writes Mizzou previews and game stories as well as some Blues reports for STLSportsPage.com. He is a staff sports writer for The Times Newspapers in St. Louis (media partners with STLSportsPage.com). Gleason, of Lindenwood University is the lead sports correspondent for the South County Times and covers all athletic teams for six local high schools within the South County area in St. Louis. He also assists with coverage for the Webster-Kirkwood Times, adding another five local high school athletic programs.

Nicholas Hand

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. He is studying for his Masters Degree so only contributes occasionally, but we appreciate him when he does.

Suzanne Corbett

Suzanne Corbett, StLSportsPage.com's Travel/Food Editor is an award-winning writer/producer, culinary teacher and and author of Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis. She's a  food historian, who has contributed to many cookbooks and written two of her own, Pushcarts & Stalls: The Soulard Market History Cookbook, and The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House. 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. 

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.

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Rob Rains inducted in Mo. Sports HOF, 2017. Rob & Sally Rains to be inducted in STL Media HOF in 2018.

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The Sandlot Interviews

  Actor, Patrick Renna ("Ham" Porter), Rob Rains,  Director & writer, David Mickey Evans 

Sandlot Actor Peter Renna (Ham Porter)

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Official Charity of StLSportsPage.com: Rainbows for Kids 

 Mike Rains, Fredbird, Rob Rains, Trevor Rosenthal, Jason Motte at 2013 Rainbows for Kids All-Star Game.


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