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Tom Verducci

Tom Verducci

Tom Verducci has covered baseball for Sports Illustrated since 1993. The 2015 National Sportswriter of the Year, Verducci is a two-time National Magazine Award finalist; the author of a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, The Yankee Years, co-authored with Joe Torre; a two-time Emmy Award winner, including the first winner of the Studio Analyst Emmy who was not a former player or coach; and a lead analyst for Fox television, becoming the first writer ever to call a World Series in that role. The Penn State graduate also is the only SI writer to be featured on the magazine’s cover.

All Tom Verducci Stories

Oct. 12, 2015

WORTH THE WAIT

The BLUE JAYS are the ultimate October outliers, ending the longest postseason drought in pro sports with the best offense the game has seen ...

Aug. 03, 2015

The Art of Nothing

It took a historic scoreless streak for the world to realize what big league hitters know all too well: A restless, curious mind and an ...

April 30, 2012

Perfect Match

Rebuilt by the game's best pitching coach, Philip Humber made history

July 27, 2009

Three Strikes

SI's lead baseball writer goes inside the game. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

Sept. 05, 2005

Crunch Time

Twelve (contenders) doesn't go into five (postseason spots up for grabs), so which teams will make the cut?

July 06, 2009

Three Strikes

SI's lead baseball writer goes inside the game. This is just a taste of what you'll get online.

Dec. 19, 2005

Changing Sox

Boston didn't need a G.M. to overhaul its roster

Nov. 21, 1994

Dan Kendra

Penn State coach Joe Paterno called the other day to ask about the alligator. In his campaign to persuade Bethlehem (Pa.) Catholic High ...

July 19, 2010

The Wake-up Call

A telephone call at 6:30 a.m. on the final Saturday of the 2009 season awakened Tigers president Dave Dombrowski. It was the Birmingham, ...

Sept. 15, 2003

Tom Verducci's View

CAUSING A HUFF Very quietly--is there any other way when you play for the Devil Rays?--Aubrey Huff has become one of the best young ...

Sept. 01, 2003

Tom Verducci's View

NOT THAT WILD The wild card was designed to keep more teams involved in playoff races, but the reality is that late-September rallies are rare ...

June 12, 2006

Tom Verducci's View

FINALLY, APOSITIVE STEP BY K.C. The Royals mayend up supplanting the 1962 Mets as the losingest team in the modern era, butthey scored ...

Oct. 21, 2002

World Series Forecast

No manager ordered fewer intentional walks this year than MikeScioscia of the Angels. While Barry Bonds presents a challenge tothat ...

June 06, 2005

Tom Verducci's View

RUBBED THE WRONG WAY The Reds, 20--30 through Sunday and with the National League's worst pitching staff outside of Colorado, hit a ...

June 28, 2004

Tom Verducci's Mailbag

By Tom Verducci Edited by Mark Bechtel

Why wasn't there a feeding frenzy for Vladimir Guerrero in the off-season? Surely big-market teams loaded with aging vets--like the Giants, ...

Nov. 05, 2007

Party's Just Beginning

By pouring it on the Rockies, the Red Sox confirmed that they were baseball's best team in 2007—and thanks to the relentless scouting and player development program showcased in Boston's World Series sweep, the bash, it appears, just might last for years to come

June 05, 2006

Tom Verducci's View

The Twins didn'tget the retractable-roof stadium that team officials wanted, but they got thenext best thing: an open-air, $522 million ballpark for ...

May 16, 2005

Tom Verducci's View

Will Barry Bonds (right), with his Yugo of a right knee (it's always in the shop), play baseball this summer? Don't ask the Giants, who still have ...