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Michael Tackett

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Tackett lived in Chicago. While there, he earned his law degree at John Marshall Law School and worked for the Chicago Tribune.

Biography: Michael Tackett is an award winning journalist and currently serves as the Editor of the Washington Bureau for the New York Times. A journalist for over 30 years, Tackett began his career at the Chicago Tribune as a city desk reporter and Night City editor. While there, he also went on to become a national correspondent and political writer. He also worked as the Managing Editor and Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News and as the National Editor for the US News & World Report. A native of Anderson Indiana, he attended Indiana University at Bloomington where he received a BA in Journalism and Political Science. He earned his JD from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago while working at the Chicago Tribune. He moved to Washington, DC in 1992.

  • """The Baseball Whisperer"""
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018
  • -- Starred Review, Booklist """Other Awards"""
  • -- White House Correspondents Association Award for National Reporting for a series he wrote on the influ

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Michael Tackett on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

The Baseball Whisperer :
ISBN: 0544387643 OCLC: 926050437

"Traces the ... story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A's baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility"--Dust jacket flap.

  The baseball whisperer :
ISBN: 9781681681481 OCLC: 934503299

From an award winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers, and men.