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Joe Posnanski
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About Joe Posnanski

Joe Posnanski is a senior columnist for Sports on Earth. Previously, he was senior writer at Sports Illustrated from 2009-12, and he was named National Sportswriter of the Year by the Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 2012.

He was sports columnist at the Kansas City Star from 1996-09, where he was twice named the best sports columnist in America by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He was also nominated for 21 awards by the APSE and won additional first-place national awards in feature and project writing.

His fourth book, "Paterno," a biography of the former Penn State football coach, was released on Aug. 21, 2012. He has also written "The Machine: The Story of the 1975 Reds," "The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America and The Good Stuff," a collection of columns. “Soul” won the prestigious Casey Award as the best baseball book of 2007.

Posnanski also worked as a sports columnist for the Cincinnati Post and the Augusta Chronicle, and started his career as a multi-use reporter and editor at the Charlotte Observer. He grew up in Cleveland, where he spent the bulk of his time rooting for losing teams. He and his family lived in Kansas City for 15 years, where he spent the bulk of his time writing about losing teams. Joe, his wife, Margo, and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Katie, now live in Charlotte, N.C., where they are in close proximity to losing teams. Follow him on Twitter @JPosnanski.