Tom Verducci (born December 2, 1960) is an American sportswriter and writes for and its online magazine Sports Illustrated 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 on MLB Tonight 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. He attended [1 ] Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey and then went onto Penn State and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and appeared in the first edition of The Weekly Collegian.
Writing career [ edit ]
After a one-year stint at
, he moved to Florida Today in 1983 and became a New York Newsday 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 book chronicles various stories from the New York Yankees' dugout and the Yankees' baseball organization. The Yankee Years
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 ]
External links [ edit ]
Former FSN affiliates
New York City: WNYW 5 (Yankees, ), 1999– 2001 WWOR 9 (N.Y. Giants, ; Brooklyn Dodgers, 1951– 1957 ; Mets, 1950– 1957 ; Yankees, 1962– 1998 ) 2005–present
Los Angeles: KTTV 11 (Dodgers, ), 1958– 1992 KCOP 13 (Dodgers, ; Angels, 2002– 2005 ) 2006– 2012
Chicago: WFLD 32 (White Sox, , 1968– 1972 ) 1982– 1989
Philadelphia: WTXF 29 (Phillies, ) 1983– 1989
Dallas-Fort Worth: KDFW 4 & KDFI 27 (Texas Rangers, ) 2001– 2009
San Francisco-Oakland: KTVU 2 (Giants, ; Athletics, 1961– 2007 ), 1973– 1974 KICU 36 (Athletics, ; 1982– 1984 ) 1999– 2008
Boston: WFXT 25 (Red Sox, ) 2000– 2002
Washington, D.C.: WTTG 5 (Senators, ), 1948– 1958 WDCA 20 (Nationals, ) 2005– 2008
Houston: KRIV 26 (Astros, ), 1979– 1982 KTXH 20 (Astros, , 1983– 1997 ) 2008– 2012
Detroit: WJBK 2 (Tigers, ; 1953– 1977 ) 2007
Minneapolis-Saint Paul: KMSP 9 (Twins, , 1979– 1988 ), 1998– 2002 WFTC 29 (Twins, , 1990– 1992 ) 2005– 2010
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NL Championship Series
AL Division Series
NL Division Series