Bob Klapisch

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Robert Salvador "Bob" Klapisch is a sportswriter for The Bergen Record and USA Today. He has previously written for The New York Post, ESPN, Fox Sports 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.

Klapisch was married to professional stuntwoman and MMA announcer Stephanie Stokes from 1995-99. He married the former Kristine Kollar on March 3, 2003; they have two children and live in Westwood, New Jersey.[5]


  1. ^ a b Bob Klapisch Archived December 15, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., The Record (Bergen County). Accessed January 3, 2008.
  2. ^ BBWAA - Badge List Archived July 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., The Biz of Baseball, posted December 10, 2007. Accessed January 3, 2007.
  3. ^ Klapisch, Bob (2002-02-26). "1992 taught Mets a chemistry lesson". [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Fein, Esther B. (1993-05-17). "Bookseller's Art of the Headlines". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved November 1, 2008. 
  5. ^ Facebook Page, retrieved March 7, 2016