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. 09, 2006


As several high-profile managers are let go, new faces emerge as potential replacements

Dec. 20, 2010

Big Spenders

After a brief period of financial restraint, clubs are giving huge—and long—contracts to aging players

April 30, 2012

Perfect Match

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

Feb. 20, 2012


Spring training is Chapter 1 of a great mystery novel. Characters are introduced and plots are set in motion, often toward unimaginable ends.

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.

Dec. 19, 2005

Changing Sox

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

May 02, 2005

Short Supply

Once plentiful, young power-hitting shortstops--like Clint Barmes of the Rockies--are again hard to come by

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 ...

April 06, 2009


HAVING LOST 92,93 and 93 games the past three years to stretch its streak of losing seasons to11, Baltimore prefers to measure improvement ...

March 31, 1997


Lefthander Graeme Lloyd was the only member of the Yankees tocelebrate the team's world championship by renting a beach houseon the ...

April 17, 2006

Tom Verducci's View

The ban onamphetamines, which took effect this season, may bring back pitching gems suchas the no-hitter, the most recent of which was ...

Jan. 28, 2013

Earl Weaver 1930--2013

Earl Weaver was the Mozart of managerial ejections, bringing such versatility, craft and brilliance to getting tossed that he stands as the ...

May 23, 2005

Tom Verducci's View

SMASHING SUCCESS Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez (left), signed as insurance against the continued decline of Jason Giambi, was so ...

Oct. 31, 2005

First In A Series

As fans in Chicago and Houston savored the unfamiliar scene, the White Sox (88 years without a championship) got the jump on the Astros (0 for 43) in a Fall Classic that had a refreshingly new look and feel

March 26, 2007

2 Boston Red Sox

MANAGER TERRYFRANCONA fourth season with Red Sox RIGHTHANDER Curt Schilling is lugging an additional burden this season, ...

Aug. 27, 2007

Blast From the Past

Big Papi has rediscovered his power stroke, and the Red Sox boast baseball's best record. So why is New England dwelling on that familiar, unsettling sight in the rearview mirror?