Jayson Stark spent 17 years covering baseball for ESPN and ESPN.com. Besides writing columns for the website, he made numerous television appearances on Baseball Tonight, SportsCenter and Outside the Lines. He was also a regular guest on the Mike and Mike show, where he contributed his famous weekly trivia question.
Before arriving at ESPN, Stark spent 21 years covering baseball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was twice named Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year.
He is the author of three books, “Wild Pitches: Rumblings, Grumblings and Reflections on the Game I Love” (Triumph Books, 2014), “The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History” (Triumph Books, 2006) and “Worth The Wait: Tales of the 2008 Phillies” (Triumph Books, 2009).
In May of 2017, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He was a 2017 finalist for the National Sports Media Association’s national-sportswriter-of-the-year award. He was honored in 2010 by Penn State’s Foster Conference for Distinguished Writers, for his books and other work. He also appeared in the 2014 film, “Million Dollar Arm,” starring Jon Hamm.