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Thanks for joining me! If you love baseball, basketball, and football, you’ve come to the right place. I have covered the world of sports since 1978 and have written more than 30 books about those three sports. Many of the titles are available on sites such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon, but if you can’t find a specific title, drop me a line at wstew@roadrunner.com and I’ll try to locate and sell you that book.

books by wayne stewart   This link might be helpful, but note, one of the books shown there is by another Wayne Stewart, not me! I only write books on sports. If you check it out, you’ll see what I mean!

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Sports quizzes, oddities, trivia, stats, and insights, plus information about me and my books including shots of the books’ covers and how to order/locate them. Tons of quizzes, oddities, and so on are in the archives section at the end of this site so scroll to the bottom for lots more. If you decide to “follow” my blog you should get an email asking you to verify you want to follow. After you verify that, you should get emails every time I update this site (if you don’t, email me at wstew@roadrunner.com). Thanks!

 

BELOW IS A SHOT OF THE COVER OF MY BOOK WHICH CAME OUT IN MID-AUGUST OF 2018. FOR MORE INFO ON IT AND THE OTHER BOOK SHOWN FURTHER DOWN, GO TO AN OLD BLOG ENTITLED “LATEST BOOKS NOW OUT AND A NEW QUIZ”

I’M PROUD THAT RAYMOND BERRY, MIKE DITKA, AND TOM MATTE ALL WROTE WORDS OF PRAISE ABOUT THIS BOOK FOR ITS JACKET.  THOSE THREE AND MANY OTHERS, INCLUDING A LOT OF HALL OF FAMERS, SUPPLIED THE BOOK WITH GREAT STORIES AND INFO THROUGH EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS REALLY MAKE THE 1950s AND 1960s ERA COME ALIVE.

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Below is the cover of my book which, like the book shown above, now be purchased. You can locate it at http://www.kentstateuniversitypress.com/2017/americas-football-factory-2nd-edition/ (just type in Kent State University Press and you’ll find it) or, like all of the books I’ve written, go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

America’s Football Factory: Western Pennsylvania’s Cradle of Quarterbacks points out that almost 25% of the modern era Hall of Fame quarterbacks are from a relatively small area around Pittsburgh. Each quarterback has his own chapter in this book which also delves into why such a phenomena exists. The six greats are John Unitas, Joe Namath, George Blanda, Dan Marino, Joe Montana, and Jim Kelly.

Exclusive interviews from teammates, coaches, and relatives of these superstars make this book a must-read. Hall of Famer Mike Ditka supplied the forward and Raymond Berry praised the book. It also features many other greats from the area such as Terry Hanratty, Marc Bulger, Johnny Lujack, and Babe Parilli.

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Two of my works are included in a Ron Kaplan book entitled 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die. One is entitled The Gigantic Book of Baseball Quotations (with an introduction by famed writer Roger Kahn). This book contains quotes from men ranging from Hall of Famers to the colorful, witty players who may not have been stars, but whose words have added much to baseball’s lore. Writers, star pitcher, hitters, managers– you name it, their words of wisdom, insight, and humor are all covered. (Skyhorse Publishing)

The other book which made the list is You’re the Umpire, also put out by Skyhorse. The version discussed in 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die has since been updated with new scenarios to test readers’ baseball knowledge. Real life situations covering easy, medium, and difficult rules are presented to the reader, making the plays really come to life.

501 Best Baseball Books