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Missouri Sports Hall of Famer

ROB RAINS

Rob Rains has been covering the Cardinals for 40 years and Cardinals manager Mike Shildt throughout his rise from the minor leagues.   Rains is a member of Baseball Writers of America (BBWAA) and covers the Cardinals on a daily basis.

 

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STLSportsPage.com was started in 2012 by Rob Rains and Sally Tippett Rains. This free, quick-loading, mobile-friendly website provides up to the minute news from the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, and features articles of interest to all St. Louis sports fans.

2021 Citizens of the Year

In 2021- Rob and Sally Rains were named “Citizens of the Year” for their charity work through Rainbows for Kids working with Watson Trails Park to build a wheel chair accessible playground. 

 

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Rob-Sally-Rains

Rob and Sally Rains were inducted into the St. Louis Media Hall of Fame in 2019.

 Rob Rains and Sally Tippett Rains run STLSportsPage.com along with other writers and contributors. Rains is a credentialed reporter in the locker rooms and on the field, at the Winter Meetings, at the Draft and at Spring Training.

The site was started as a supplement to a radio show Rob Rains and B.J. Rains did in St. Louis in 2012 but it quickly grew beyond expectations and when the show ended due to format change at the radio station, the advertisers were all asked if they wanted to stay on. Most said yes and none of them have left. We could not do all we do without them.

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Rob with Jerald Andrews, the head of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

ROB RAINS, Editor-In-Chief STLSportsPage.com

Rob Rains was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2017, St. Louis Media HOF 2018,  and is a former National League beat writer for USA Today’s Baseball Weekly. For three years he covered the Cardinals for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat until its demise in the 1980s.

Rains was awarded the Freedom Forum Grant to teach Journalism for a year at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State. Based in St. Louis, Rains is often a guest on Frank Cusumano’s Pressbox Show on 590AM and has been writing books, magazine articles, and covers the Cardinals and Blues for STLSportsPage.com. He has written or co-written more than 30 books, most on baseball, including autobiographies or biographies of Ozzie Smith, Jack Buck, and Red Schoendienst.

Some Books by Rob Rains:
Charlie Gitto: The Mayor of Sixth Street- Published in 2020
All Roads Lead to St. Louis; A Guide to the Cardinals and their Minor Leagues. Published by Peppertree Publishing, Sarasota, FL 2018.
Intentional Walk, published by Thomas Nelson 2013, a look at the faith of the St. Louis Cardinals
Wild Cards. commemorating 2011 Cards Season.
The Curse: Cubs Win, Cubs Win … or Do They? Co-written,Andy Van Slyke. Ascend Books, 2010.
Tony LaRussa, Man on a Mission. Triumph 2009
James Naismith: Man Who Invented Basketball, Temple 2009
Accept the Challenge: The Memoirs of Jerry Clinton.Reedy Press, 2006
Albert the Great: the Albert Pujols Story. Sports Publishing. 2005.
My 1 Big Break: Inspiring Stories of Successful Business and Professional Leaders.w/ Grimm, Johnson. Spotlight Press. 2004.
Centerfield on Fire (with Dave Phillips). Triumph Books. 2004
Beyond X’s and O’s, My Thirty Years in the NFL (with Jim Hanifan). Sports Publishing Inc., 2003.
Whitey’s Boys. Triumph Books, 2002. *Cardinal Nation, The Sporting News, 2002
Ozzie Smith, the Road to Cooperstown. Sports Publishing, 2002.
Baseball Samurais, Ichiro Suzuki and the Japanese Invasion. St. Martin’s Press, 2001.
The Mighty ‘Mox, the 75th Anniversary History of KMOX Radio(with Sally Tippett Rains). Diamond Communications, 2000.
Marshall Faulk, Rushing to Glory. Sports Publishing, 1999.
Find A Way, Valpo’s Sweet Season (with coach Homer Drew) Diamond Communications, 1999.
3 Mark McGwire Books: Home Run Hero. St. Martin’s, 1998; Mac Attack, Sports Publshing, 1998; Slugger, Sports Pub. ’98
Red: A Baseball Life (with Red Schoendienst). Sports Publishing, 1998.
Jack Buck, That’s A Winner. Sports Publishing, 1997.
Playing On His Team (with Sally Tippett Rains). CrossTraining Publishing, 1996.
The Cardinal Fans Little Book of Wit and Wisdom. Diamond Communications, 1994.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ 100th Anniversary History. St. Martin’s Press, 1992.
Wizard (with Ozzie Smith). Contemporary Books, 1988.

Rains volunteers his time helping run Rainbows for Kids, a 501 (c)(3) charity for families of children with cancer in the Greater St. Louis Area.

Want to know more about Rob Rains?

Here is an interview by David Oliver for his podcast “OT With Oliver.” Oliver was surprised at all Rains had done :
Here is an interview by John Frost for his podcast “Life At The Ballpark”: CLICK HERE

Contributors to StLSportsPage.com:

MIKE REEVES, Audio Producer

Mike Reeves AP winner

Mike Reeves of MLB Network Radio, AP Sports Radio, Illinois Radio Network, and Missourinet Sports Radio, is an award-winning audio reporter and provides us with interviews after many of the home games for the Cardinals, Blues, and Mizzou.

He was awarded the AP Stringer of the Year for 2020.

Reeves works in tandem with Rob Rains. While Rains is getting the interviews for his stories, Reeves is recording it so we can get it up on our site for you to listen to.  They combine for a feature on STLSportsPage.com called “Rains Reeves Cardinals Rewind.”

 

SUZANNE CORBETT, Food/Travel Editor

Suzanne Corbett, StLSportsPage.com’s Travel/Food Editor is an award-winning writer/producer, culinary teacher and and author of Unique Eats and Eateries of St. Louis. She’s a  food historian, who has contributed to many cookbooks and written two of her own, Pushcarts & Stalls: The Soulard Market History Cookbook, and The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House. She served as food and travel writer for an online newspaper and food editor and feature writer for for Prime Life MediaCircuit Newspaper and 50plusstlouis.com. In addition, she contributes to NewsMagazine Network and AAA Traveler Magazines. She has also written for Better Homes & Gardens, Sauce, Victoria Magazine, St. Louis At Home, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, and St. Louis Post Dispatch, and was host of Hot Plates, which aired on KSLG, St. Louis.

SALLY TIPPETT RAINS, Content Editor

Sally Rains good headshotSally Tippett Rains is the content manager at StLSportsPage.com. Sally met her husband Rob Rains in the pressbox at Busch Stadium while she was covering the Cardinals for KMOX Radio (writing and producing for Bob Costas, Jack Buck, and Bill Wilkerson) in the late 1970′s, early ’80′s.

Sally Rains worked in radio sports for five years and then switched to book writing and charity work while raising their children. She is the author of 11 books including  her newest, “Choose Happy; Find Contentment in Any Situation” and  “All Roads Lead to St. Louis; Guide to the Cardinals and their Minor League Teams” with Rob Rains; “Drills and Skills for Basketball” co-written with basketball coach Rich Grawer, and the award winning “The Making Of A Masterpiece, The True Story of Margaret Mitchell’s Classic Novel Gone With The Wind,” and is Volunteer Executive Director of Rainbows for Kids

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