Rob Rains is the author or co-author of nine sports books, including "Mark McGwire: Home Run Hero" for St. Martin's Press. He also wrote "The St. Louis Cardinals: The 100th Anniversary History," as well as co-authored "Red: A Baseball Life" with Cardinal Hall of Famer, Red Schoendienst, and "Jack Buck: That's a Winner!" with broadcaster Jack Buck. A frequent contributor to "The Sporting News," Rains lives with his family in St. Louis.
Shalin is a sportswriter for the Boston Hearld.
Shalin was a Rangers season ticket holder as a teenager, seats he owned well into the seventies, when he became a member of the fourth estate. He spent much of his early time in the profession covering hockey before moving on to baseball and college sports.