Born in the city of Philadelphia in 1958, baseball has been his passion since early boyhood. It coincides with his affection for the City of Brotherly Love, two themes that are lovingly explored in this his first novel. Me, Johnny, and The Babe is the culmination of five years of research and is a nostalgic look back at the lives of two boys coming of age in the Kensington section of the city in 1923.
Mark currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children. He continues to enjoy baseball going to minor and major league games with his family and friends.
This is the story of two 12-year-old best friends growing up on the mean streets of Philadelphia. It chronicles their friendship and tells the remarkable, untold true story of how Babe Ruth came to their local parish to play in one incredible baseball game. That September day in 1923 would forever change the lives of these two friends.