Jayson Stark Biography
Jayson Stark is an American sportswriter and author who covers baseball for The Athletic. He is most known for his time with The Philadelphia Inquirer and ESPN.
Jayson Stark Age
Jayson Stark was born on July 19, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States. He is 67 years old as of 2018.
Jayson Stark Net worth
Jayson Stark earns his income from his businesses and from other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a sportswriter and author. He has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million dollars.
Jayson Stark Education
Jayson Stark graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism in 1973.
Jayson Stark Wife
Jayson Stark’s wife known as Lisa is an assistant coach for the Council Rock North volleyball team. They have three children.
Jayson Stark Sportswriter and author
In 1979, Jayson Stark joined The Philadelphia Inquirer as a beat writer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and eventually became a national baseball writer and columnist for that paper. From 1983 to 1999 he produced a nationally syndicated Baseball Week in Review column “known for unearthing obscure, historic and humorous aspects of baseball”.
He was named twice as the Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He had observations and analysis of the 1993 Phillies team which were quoted in several books. He joined ESPN in 2000. He was a senior writer for ESPN.com. He also contributed to SportsCenter, ESPNews, Baseball Tonight, and a weekly segment during baseball season with WHB 810 in Kansas City.
He appeared weekly on Mike & Mike. In 2014, he began co-hosting a weekly radio show during baseball season on ESPN Radio’s affiliate in Philadelphia. He was then inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
He was laid off from ESPN on April 26, 2017, along with several other on-air personalities. On April 1, 2018, he started writing for The Athletic. Stark is the 2019 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award given by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, for “meritorious contributions to baseball writing”.
Jayson Stark Bibliography
- Wild Pitches: Rumblings, Grumblings, and Reflections on the Game I Love. Triumph Books. 2014. ISBN 1623688167.
- Worth The Wait: Tales of the 2008 Phillies. Triumph Books. 2011. ISBN 1600786553.
- The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History. Triumph Books. 2007. ISBN 1572439599.
- “How MLB Expansion could lead to realignment, a new playoff format, a universal DH and more”. The Athletic. June 13, 2018.
- “Kolten Wong’s walk-off wins wild one”. ESPN. October 13, 2014.
- “Strange stuff … in the 2011 postseason”. ESPN. December 23, 2011.
- “Strange But True in 2010”. ESPN. December 24, 2010.
- “Schmidt Just Made It Look Easy”, in The Phillies Reader, Richard Orodenker, ed. 2005: Temple University Press, page 220. ISBN 1592133983.
Jayson Stark Realignment
Jayson Stark wrote about the future of Major League Baseball. Specifically, the inevitability of 32 teams, realignment, eliminating the leagues, shortening the schedule, and eliminating the DH. You know, the little things.
Please, if you haven’t already, read Stark’s article. I’m not sure if there’s another baseball writer alive who loves the sport more than him, which makes him the perfect messenger for an article that’s 2,500 words of “Everything you know about baseball will be different. Which might be kinda cool, right? Right? Maybe?” He makes some great points, lays out a whole bunch of different scenarios, and gets you prepared for the likelihood that it‘s all going to happen.