RICH WESTCOTT has served on the staffs of various newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area during more than 50 years as a writer and editor.
Westcott is the author of 26 books. The most recent one is Biz Mackey – A Giant Behind the Plate. Other recent books include. The Champions of Philadelphia-The Greatest Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers Teams, Great Stuff-Baseball’s Most Amazing Pitching Feats, and Philadelphia’s Top 50 Baseball Players. Westcott has also authored the widely acclaimed Mickey Vernon - The Gentleman First Baseman, and The Mogul - Eddie Gottlieb, A Philadelphia Sports Legend and Pro Basketball Pioneer.
Among his Phillies books are The Phillies Encyclopedia, a local best-seller now in its third edition, The Philadelphia Phillies – Past and Present, The Fightin’ Phils—Insights, Oddities, and Untold Stories, Tales from the Phillies Dugout (the third edition was published in 2012), Phillies ’93 An Incredible Season, Back Again – The Story of the 2009 Phillies. and Phillies Essential.
Rich has written three books on Philadelphia ball fields--Philadelphia’s Old Ballparks, Veterans Stadium – Field of Memories, and ShibePark/Connie Mack Stadium. He also wrote A Century of Philadelphia Sports. He has authored three books that are collections of interviews and profiles of some 120 former major league baseball players. Other books include Great Home Runs of the 20th Century, Winningest Pitchers—Baseball’s 300-Game Winners, and No-Hitters –The 225 Games Between 1893 and 1999.