I met George Castle in the late 80s at Lerner Newspapers where we both worked. George was the sportswriter and I worked in the Circulation Department. Over the years, we worked together on several projects, including a few trivia contests and book promotions.
After we both left Lerner, George and I stayed in touch. A few years back, we worked together again on a book project. Champions: 15 Inspiring Comeback Stories from Sports & Life is a book featuring some courageous athletes and George brilliantly captured their stories. Chicagoan and NFL Hall of Famer Marv Levy wrote the forward.
I had the pleasure of interviewing George and Marv at a book-signing appearance. That interview can be found at On the Beat With George Castle and Marv Levy. It was a pleasure to interview them. Marv is a class act and a real legend. George is an incredibly talented author and a good friend.
George has an endless supply of baseball knowledge. I have never seen anyone with his recall and acumen. It's amazing. Several of George's books are on my book shelf. Every book of George's is entertaining and I guarantee you they are all thorough.
Check out the George Castle author page on Amazon for info on all his books.
George Castle, Marv Levy and me in Chicago, IL-July 2017.