Jerry Crasnick

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Jerry Crasnick
Born (1958-05-24) May 24, 1958 (age 56)
Portland, ME
Occupation Baseball Writer for ESPN Insider

Jerry Crasnick (Born May 24, 1958) is a sports writer, currently covering baseball for the sports website[1] He began his career working for the Biddeford Journal Tribune in Maine, as well as the Portland Press Herald. In 1988 he served as the beat writer for The Cincinnati Post where he covered the Cincinnati Reds. During his time as beat writer, Jerry covered Pete Rose and his suspension from Major League Baseball. Jerry also covered the Reds' 1990 World Series Championship, and five years of Marge Schott's time as owner of the Reds. He has worked for the Denver Post and Bloomberg News, while also writing for The Sporting News, and Baseball America. [2] In 2009, Jerry Crasnick was videotaped aggressively slapping the microphone out of comedian Mitch Fatel's hand during the MLB All Star Game press conference. The video was released by Jay Leno and is currently accessible on YouTube. [3]


Jerry received his bachelor's degree in Communications from Boston University in 1980.[4]


In addition to his website and newspaper work, Jerry is the Author of the book "License to Deal: A season on the run With a Maverick Baseball Agent." [5] The book's main focus is on the story of Matt Sosnick who left his job as a CEO to become a baseball agent.

Work with ESPN[edit]

Jerry covers baseball for ESPN Insider. In addition to his numerous articles, Jerry often moderates baseball themed chats,[6] and is a guest on ESPN podcasts.


Jerry lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife and his two daughters.


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