MARK NEWMAN is a recipient of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence and has been a baseball writer since 1990, including nearly the last two decades with Major League Baseball Advanced Media / MLB.com.

Before MLBAM, he co-founded and oversaw content at digital ventures including Sporting News Online, NASCAR.com, and dot-com poster child MAX Broadcasting Network (hiring the first all-sports network of multimedia correspondents). Before that, he was an award-winning pro sports beat writer for The Miami Herald, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and San Jose Mercury News.

The Indiana University graduate is a Hall of Fame voting member of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, and last year he led a movement to change ballot logic. He has worked 25 World Series, and many of those legends return to us in the new baseball/motivational book DIAMONDS FROM THE DUGOUT.

This is his second book, in addition to Hard to Believe: A Year Inside Red Sox Nation, which followed the 2004 World Series and was MLBAM’s first-ever e-book.

Newman and his wife Lisa live in New York, combining for four children (Matt, Ben, Josh, and Rachel) and an English Bulldog named Bingley. Follow @Marathoner on Twitter, or email mark@marknewmanbooks.com.

   Mike Schmidt answers the question, "what hit meant the most TO YOU and why?"

Mike Schmidt answers the question, "what hit meant the most TO YOU and why?"