The Funniest Man in Baseball

The Funniest Man in Baseball

The True Story of Max Patkin

Audrey Vernick, Jennifer Bower


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A hilarious picture book biography about Max Patkin, a professional ballplayer turned legendary baseball clown, from the author of the acclaimed Brothers at Bat and other baseball nonfiction.


Audrey Vernick:

Audrey Vernick is author of several novels and many picture books, including Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. She lives with her family near the ocean in New Jersey. Visit her online at and on Twitter @yourbuffalo.

Jennifer Bower is the illustrator of The Funniest Man in Baseball, her picture book debut, and the Chime Travelers chapter book series, and has done illustration work for Highlights Magazine, among others. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit her online at and on Twitter and Instagram at @jennbower.