Nebraska Authors

Bob Wirz

Born Halsey, NE

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The Halsey Nebraska native was public relations director for the Kansas City Royals, 1969-74. He then served as director of information for Major League Baseball commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth until 1985. Wirz began his career as a journalist, calling games for KHAS radio in Hastings. He interviewed Muhammed Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) when the boxer's bus stopped for lunch in Nebraska. He reported for the Wichita Eagle and the Denver Post, before landing his first job in baseball, as public relations director for the old Denver Bears of the Pacific Coast League, in 1967. After his stint as public relations director for the MLB commissioners, Wirz founded his own public relations firm.

Places Lived

Hastings, NE
Lincoln, NE
Wichita, KS
Denver, CO

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Sports Journalism; Major League Baseball; Public Relations


Graduate of University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1959.


Public Relations

Places Worked

Lincoln Journal newspaper
Kansas City Royals


Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame (2017 inductee)


The Passion of Baseball. 2016.
My Nebraska: Rich Memories of Growing Up in Rural Nebraska Decades Ago. 2022.

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