“Hey, are you a Baseball Guy?”
Being a “Baseball Guy” is more than just learning a game. Baseball Guys come in all sizes and shapes and ages – and it’s not just for guys! It is learning that kindness, hard work, respect, positivity, and teamwork are qualities of players and winners – and these traits are important not only on the baseball diamond but wherever you are. In Are You a Baseball Guy? broadcasters Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler invite readers to join them on their drive to Kansas City Royals Kauffman Stadium meeting Baseball Guys along the way and at the Stadium. Hudler’s trademark “Hud-isms” will delight fans of the game as he and Phiz show young readers what it means to be a Baseball Guy. Rob Peters’ illustrations adds life and color to Phiz and Hud’s story from the road trip to The “K” to the shout of “Let’s play ball!”
About the Authors
Steve Physioc “Phiz” has been telling stories for the past forty-five years. He has been a play-by-play announcer for football, baseball, and basketball for both college and the pros. Physioc is the radio and TV broadcaster for the Kansas City Royals and won an Emmy in 2013 for his work. Steve is also the award-winning author of The Walls of Lucca and Above the Walls, a historical fiction series set in WWI and WWII Italy. Another series begins with Walks with the Wind, a contemporary novel about a Native American young man’s quest to play Major League Baseball, which won the 2021 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebook Grand Prize. The sequel, Catching the Wind, was released in the spring of 2022. Steve and his wife, Stace, have two children and three grandchildren. They make their home in Stilwell, Kansas.
Rex Hudler “Hud” is a former Major League baseball player after being a first-round draft choice of the New York Yankees in 1978. After his pro-ball career, he became a sports broadcaster and is currently the TV broadcaster of the Kansas City Royals. His memorable “Hud-isms” are beloved fan favorites. He is an active motivational speaker and with his wife Jennifer, founded “Team Up for Down Syndrome.” They have four children and make their home in Overland Park, Kansas.