Jayson Stark

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Jayson Stark
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Born (1951-07-19) July 19, 1951 (age 68)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education Syracuse University
Occupation Baseball writer and analyst
Years active 1979 – present
Notable credit(s) ESPN.com
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Title Senior writer for ESPN.com
Website Jayson Stark blog

Jayson Stark (born July 19, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American sportswriter and author who covers baseball.


Stark graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism in 1973.[1][2] In 1979 he joined The Philadelphia Inquirer as a beat writer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and eventually became a national baseball writer and columnist for that paper.[1][3] From 1983 to 1999 he produced a nationally syndicated Baseball Week in Review column "known for unearthing obscure, historic and humorous aspects of baseball".[1] He was twice named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.[1][4] His observations and analysis of the 1993 Phillies team is quoted in several books.[5][6]

Stark joined ESPN in 2000.[2] He is a senior writer for ESPN.com. He also contributes to SportsCenter, ESPNews, Baseball Tonight,[7] and a weekly segment during baseball season with WHB 810 in Kansas City. He appears weekly on Mike & Mike.[7] Beginning in 2014, Stark began co-hosting a weekly radio show during baseball season on ESPN Radio's affiliate in Philadelphia.


Stark's wife Lisa is an assistant coach for the CR North volleyball team.[8] They have three children.[7]



Selected articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Jayson Stark". ESPN Mediazone. Retrieved 18 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Morgan, Bruce (2012). Steve Carlton and the 1972 Phillies. McFarland. p. 178. ISBN 0786489839.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Macnow, Glen; Cataldi, Angelo (2004). The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate. B B & A Publishers. p. 20. ISBN 0975441914.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "ESPN's Stark to visit Penn State for Foster Conference". Penn State | News. The Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 18 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Gordon, Bob; Burgoyne, Tom (2013). More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies (And the Phillie Phanatic Too). Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 1613214472.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Gordon, Robert (2013). Then Bowa Said to Schmidt...: The Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told. Triumph Books. p. 153. ISBN 1623682266.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Jayson Stark". Speakerpedia.com. 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "ESPNs Jayson Stark Talks Phillies!". Suburban One Sports. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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