Beat Boy

Teenage MLB blogger gets a book deal
May 26, 2014

MATT NADEL WAS 13 when he started his blog Baseball with Matt. After a summer sharing his knowledge of the game's past, Nadel became the youngest pro blogger on MLB.com in 2012. Now 15, Nadel has interviewed 10 Hall of Famers, and when he's not playing outfield for Golda Och Academy in West Orange, N.J., the freshman is working on his first book, Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History, which will be published by Summer Games Books. The aspiring broadcaster says he never expected a book deal: "It still surprises me when players say yes to my interview requests."

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NAME AGE THEN MEDIA ACHIEVEMENT NOW
Tyler Kepner 13 Wrote a monthly baseball newsletter 38, New York Times baseball writer
Graham Bensinger 18 Hosted an ESPN radio show 27, Emmy-winning TV/radio sports reporter
Drew Murray 13 Wrote a golf book, Caddy-Whack 25, actor/writer
Alex Kline 15 Started a recruiting analysis site 19, Rivals.com recruiting analyst/writer

THEY SAID IT

"Hopefully find a team to play against this team."

Kyle Farnsworth

Ex--Mets reliever when asked about his plans after he was released by the club one day before his $1 million contract would have been guaranteed for the season. On Saturday he signed with the Astros, who finish their season against New York (Sept. 26--28).

PHOTOWILLIAM PERLMAN/THE STAR-LEDGER (NADEL)Four past sports-media phenoms and what they're up to now. PHOTOMIKE STOBE/GETTY IMAGES (FARNSWORTH)

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