Josh Chetwynd is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a staff reporter for such publications as USA Today and U.S. News & World Report. He is a versatile writer who has contributed to numerous other outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The Times (of London), Variety, and BBC Radio on topics as varied as sports, film, politics, legal issues and travel. He has written three books. His most recent effort, titled The Secret History of Balls: The Stories Behind The Things We Love To Catch, Whack, Throw, Kick, Bounce and Bat was published by Perigee Books in May 2011. His previous work, Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History, received critical acclaim from such publications as the Chicago Tribune (“fascinating”); The Guardian (UK) (“unrivaled in its description of baseball’s presence [in Europe]...definitive”); MLB.com (“comprehensive”); and Choice Magazine (“excellent…Highly recommended”). In addition, he co-authored the book British Baseball and the West Ham Club: History of a 1930s Professional Team in East London.