Bill Pennington

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Bill Pennington
Born William Mark Pennington
(1956-12-12)December 12, 1956
Occupation Sports Journalist and Author
Spouse(s) Joyce Lynn Hand (1990-present)

William Mark Pennington (born December 12, 1956), best known as Bill Pennington, is an American journalist, sportswriter and author. A reporter for The New York Times since 1997, Pennington has become best known for his sports journalism on golf, skiing, baseball, football, and other sports. In 2015, Pennington authored the New York Times Best Seller Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius.[1] In 2008, Pennington began starring in golf videos and writing the weekly On Par golf column in The Times. Raised in central Connecticut, Pennington graduated from Farmington High School (Connecticut) and Boston University.[2] He currently lives in Warwick, New York with his wife, Joyce, and three children.[3]


Pennington began his career at the Bristol Press in Bristol, Connecticut, then worked for the Associated Press in Boston, the Providence Journal, the Stamford Advocate and The Record (Bergen County), where he was a beat writer for The New York Yankees and later a syndicated columnist. For five years at The New York Times, he was the beat writer covering The New York Giants. He also received acclaim for his coverage of multiple summer and winter Olympic Games.[4]

Pennington is a 15-time finalist and seven-time winner of the Associated Press Sports Editors national writing award, writing stories about overuse injuries in young athletes, unethical medical practices in professional sports, a profile of ski racer Lindsey Vonn and Title IX abuses.[5] His 2009 series examining the actual monetary value of an NCAA athletic scholarship won a Deadline Club award from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009.[6]



  • "Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius" (2015) Information.[7]
  • "On Par: The Everyday Golfer's Survival Guide" (2012) Information.[8]
  • "The Heisman: Great American Stories of the Men Who Won" (2004)[9]
  • "The Winning Spirit" (1992)[10]

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  2. ^ "On Par". The New York Times. 
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  4. ^ Pennington, Bill. "Bill Pennington". The New York Times. 
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