Bob Klapisch

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Robert Salvador "Bob" Klapisch 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.[1] He has been a voting member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1983.[2]

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.[1]

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.[3][4] He is half-Brazilian and speaks Portuguese fluently.

In 2008, Klapisch suffered a serious eye injury while pitching in a semi-pro baseball game. He recovered following multiple surgeries.


  1. ^ a b Bob Klapisch, The Record (Bergen County). Accessed January 3, 2008.
  2. ^ BBWAA - Badge List, The Biz of Baseball, posted December 10, 2007. Accessed January 3, 2007.
  3. ^ Klapisch, Bob (2002-02-26). "1992 taught Mets a chemistry lesson". 
  4. ^ 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.