2001 Seymour Medal Nominee
John Bell has been a baseball fan since early childhood and spent many nights watching the Atlanta Braves stink up the place during the rotten years of the mid to late 1970s. He has written three books: Shoeless Summer, PICKLE IT!, and Georgia Class-D Minor League Baseball Encyclopedia. In addition to writing about baseball, John has done baseball commentary on radio and has served as the public address announcer for the Carrollton High School Trojans baseball team since 2009. He was born in Americus, Georgia in 1969 and lived there until 1995. He graduated from Americus High School in 1987 and earned a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in History from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus in 1993. Now living in Carrollton, Georgia, John is married to Virginia Williams Bell, and they have two sons, Jacob and Andrew, and one daughter, Evelyn.