Tom Verducci

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Tom Verducci
Tom Verducci 2011.jpg
Verducci in 2011.
Born (1960-12-02) December 2, 1960 (age 53)
East Orange, New Jersey
Education Penn State University,
B.A. Journalism
Occupation Sportswriter
Television personality

Tom Verducci (born December 2, 1960) is an American sportswriter and writes for Sports Illustrated and its online magazine SI.com. He writes primarily about baseball. He is also a field reporter for the MLB postseason on TBS. He also appears on Hot Stove and MLB Tonight on MLB Network as a baseball insider.

Biography[edit]

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in East Orange, New Jersey and was raised in Glen Ridge.[1] He attended Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey and then went onto Penn State and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism.

Writing career[edit]

After a one-year stint at Florida Today, he moved to New York Newsday in 1983 and became a columnist there in 1990. He began writing for Sports Illustrated in 1993. He is a regular guest on The Dan Patrick Show.

His most recent work includes a co-authored book with Joe Torre titled The Yankee Years. The book chronicles various stories from the New York Yankees' dugout and the Yankees' baseball organization.

Broadcasting career[edit]

In addition to his writing duties, Verducci works in television. He works for MLB Network, for whom he serves as a "baseball insider" and also has co-hosted several programs with Bob Costas revisiting past games and postseasons.

Verducci also works as a lead color commentator for Fox Sports, alongside Joe Buck and Harold Reynolds, and will call his first World Series in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

He lives in the Belle Mead section of Montgomery Township, New Jersey with his wife and two sons, Adam and Ben. His brother Frank Verducci is the offensive line coach at the Montreal Alouettes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tom Verducci Archive, Sports Illustrated. Accessed October 7, 2007
  2. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb. "Historic week coming for Alouettes., Montreal Gazette, January 19, 2014. Accessed January 20, 2014.

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