Bill Chastain


Book jacket for "Hack's 191: Hack Wilson and His Incredible 1930 Season"

James Shields (center) and Bill Chastain (right) at recent book signing at Beef's in South Tampa

Signed copies of any title on this site are available for the cost of the book plus postage and handling. Copies of the revised edition of "September Nights" autographed by James Shields are available. In addition, paperback copies of "Payne at Pinehurst" are also available. Site is not yet equipped for handling credit cards, but you can order using email via the contact section of this site.


Bill Chastain began his journalism career as a freelance writer shortly after graduating from Georgia Tech in 1979. Some of the more notable publications where his stories have appeared over the years include: Razor Magazine, Nationís Business, SPORT Magazine, and Inside Sports. Chastain worked as a sports reporter for The St. Petersburg Times and The St. Petersburg Evening Independent before going to The Tampa Tribune in 1990, where he worked for twelve years as a columnist and sports reporter. While with the Tribune he also served as a correspondent for Sports Illustrated. Currently he covers Major League Baseballís Tampa Bay Rays for MLB.com.

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