Nebraska Authors

Bob Wirz

The Halsey Nebraska native was PR 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. He 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, he founded his own public relations firm.

Author Of

  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Sports Journalism; Major League Baseball; Public Relations

Occupation

Journalist
Public Relations

Honors

Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame (2017 inductee)

Bibliography

The Passion of Baseball. 2018.

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