Joe Posnanski has too many jobs. He is executive columnist for MLB.com, national columnist for The Athletic, co-host of the PosCast with Michael Schur, host of the Passions in America podcast, author of several books including an upcoming book on the impact Harry Houdini has on the world today, Uber driver for daughters, ineffective dog trainer, frequent contributor to MLB Network, less frequent but annual contributor to PBS, below average juggler and founder, CEO, CFO, CIA, CO2 and CAT of the blog and Website that bear his name.
Joe has been National Columnist at NBC Sports, Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated and writer of various titles for the Kansas City Star, The Cincinnati Post, The Augusta Chronicle and Sports on Earth and The Charlotte Observer.
He has written four books, including New York Times No. 1 Paterno and regular old New York Times bestsellers The Secret of Golf, The Machine and The Soul of Baseball, the last about a year he spent with traveling the country with his dear friend Buck O’Neil. Soul won the Casey Award for best baseball book.
He has won awards; as proof the photo above is of the personalized muppet he won for being named best sportswriter at the Blogs 4 Balls Conference. He will happily, without you even asking, show you his two Emmys, two Eddys, three National Headliner Awards, two national columnist of the year awards and the bat he won for being named the National Sportswriter of the Year. The Baseball Bloggers Alliance named its annual writer of the year award after him.
He grew in Cleveland, spent the bulk of his adult lucky life in Kansas City and now lives in Charlotte with his wife Margo, their two daughters Elizabeth and Katie and their dog Westley, named for the hero in “The Princess Bride.” They are all sick of him writing about them all the time. Especially the dog.