About The Book

What do you get when you combine a major league baseball hopeful, a WWII veteran and a clown? You get the real-life story of Max Patkin in The Funniest Man in Baseball. Patkin's story is humorously penned and illustrated in this picture book that will captivate and entertain readers - recounting hijinks with baseball greats Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra. Patkin's path to becoming the "clown prince of baseball" is more than just an entertaining story. It's a reminder that success may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes it's even better than we could have hoped.

The Funniest Man in Baseball: The True Story of Max Patkin