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Tom Verducci

Tom Verducci
Verducci in 2011.
Born (1960-12-02) December 2, 1960
East Orange, New Jersey
Education Penn State University,
B.A. Journalism
Occupation Sportswriter
Television personality

Tom Verducci (born December 2, 1960) is an American sportswriter who writes for Sports Illustrated and its online magazine SI.com. He writes primarily about baseball. He is also a field reporter for the MLB postseason on TBS. In addition, he appears on Hot Stove and MLB Tonight on MLB Network as a baseball insider.

Early life and Education

Verducci was born in East Orange, New Jersey and raised in Glen Ridge.[1] He attended Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, New Jersey and then went to Penn State, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism and appearing in the first edition of The Weekly Collegian.

Writing Career

After a one-year stint at Florida Today, Verducci moved to New York Newsday in 1983, becoming a columnist in 1990. He began writing for Sports Illustrated in 1993. He is a regular guest on The Dan Patrick Show.

His most recent work includes a co-authored book with Joe Torre titled The Yankee Years. The book chronicles various stories from the New York Yankees' dugout and the Yankees' baseball organization.

Broadcasting Career

In addition to his writing duties, Verducci works in television. He works for MLB Network, where he serves as a "baseball insider" and co-host of several programs with Bob Costas. Verducci also works as a lead color commentator for Fox Sports, alongside Joe Buck and Harold Reynolds. He called his first World Series in 2014.

Personal Life

Verducci lives in the Belle Mead section of Montgomery Township, New Jersey with his wife and two sons. His brother Frank Verducci is the offensive line coach for the Montreal Alouettes Canadian football team.[2]

References

  1. ^ Tom Verducci Archive, Sports Illustrated. Accessed October 7, 2007
  2. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb. "Historic week coming for Alouettes., Montreal Gazette, January 19, 2014. Accessed January 20, 2014.

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