Jayson Stark

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

Jayson Stark (born July 19, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American sportswriter and author who covers baseball for The Athletic. He is most known for his time with The Philadelphia Inquirer and ESPN.


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 was a senior writer for ESPN.com. He also contributed to SportsCenter, ESPNews, Baseball Tonight,[7] and a weekly segment during baseball season with WHB 810 in Kansas City. He appeared 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 was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.[8][9] Stark was laid off from ESPN on April 26, 2017,[10] along with several other on-air personalities.[11] On April 1, 2018, he started writing for The Athletic.[12]


Stark's wife Lisa is an assistant coach for the CR North volleyball team.[13] They have three children.[7]



Selected articles


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Jayson Stark". ESPN Mediazone. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  2. 1 2 Morgan, Bruce (2012). Steve Carlton and the 1972 Phillies. McFarland. p. 178. ISBN 0786489839.
  3. Macnow, Glen; Cataldi, Angelo (2004). The Great Philadelphia Sports Debate. B B & A Publishers. p. 20. ISBN 0975441914.
  4. "ESPN's Stark to visit Penn State for Foster Conference". Penn State | News. The Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  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.
  6. Gordon, Robert (2013). Then Bowa Said to Schmidt...: The Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told. Triumph Books. p. 153. ISBN 1623682266.
  7. 1 2 3 "Jayson Stark". Speakerpedia.com. 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  8. Skarka, Mike. "ESPN's Jayson Stark to be inducted into Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". ESPN.
  9. "Inductee Profile: Jayson Stark". Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  10. Jayson Stark [@jaysonst] (26 April 2017). "For 17 yrs I've had a dream job covering baseball for ESPN. Today is my last day. Thanks to all the great people at ESPN, MLB & all of you!" (Tweet) via Twitter.
  11. http://deadspin.com/a-running-list-of-espn-layoffs-1794664091
  12. Stark, Jayson (1 April 2018). "Jayson Stark: Welcome to the future, where great writing matters". The Athletic.
  13. "ESPNs Jayson Stark Talks Phillies!". Suburban One Sports. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
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