Robert Salvador "Bob" Klapisch (born 1957) is a sportswriter for The Record and Fox Sports. He has previously written for The New York Post, ESPN, and New York Daily News, and has written five books about baseball. He has been a voting member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1983.
Klapisch was born in New York City and grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, where he attended Leonia High School. He was awarded a bachelor's degree, majoring in political science, from Columbia University, where he played varsity baseball and was sports editor of the university newspaper, the Columbia Daily Spectator.
In response to his book on the 1992 Mets, The Worst Team Money Could Buy: The Collapse of the New York Mets (ISBN 0-8032-7822-5), New York Mets outfielder Bobby Bonilla confronted Klapisch in the team's clubhouse, threatening him, and having to be restrained.
Klapisch was married to Stephanie Stokes, a singer and boxing and MMA ring announcer, from 1994-1999.
In 2008, Klapisch suffered a serious eye injury while pitching in a semi-pro baseball game. He recovered following multiple surgeries.
Klapisch is a resident of Westwood, New Jersey.
- Bob Klapisch, The Record (Bergen County). Accessed January 3, 2008.
- BBWAA - Badge List, The Biz of Baseball, posted December 10, 2007. Accessed January 3, 2007.
- Klapisch, Bob (2002-02-26). "1992 taught Mets a chemistry lesson".
- Fein, Esther B. (1993-05-17). "Bookseller's Art of the Headlines". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved 2008-11-01.