ESPN.com MLB senior writer Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) was recently announced as the 2017 sports media inductee into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall was designed to connect the Jewish community, sports and the city of Philadelphia.
Stark regularly provides unique insight on baseball’s most relevant topics on ESPN.com while also appearing on ESPN’s MLB studio programming and SportsCenter and Outside the Lines to provide analysis. He is also a regular guest on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike, where he contributes his famous weekly, in-season trivia question.
In addition to his work at ESPN, Stark’s sports media career includes 21 years with the Philadelphia Inquirer and 20-plus years with Baseball America. He was twice named Pennsylvania’s sportswriter of the year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and in 2010 was honored by the Foster Conference for Distinguished Writers for his books and other work. Stark is currently a finalist for the National Sports Media Association’s national sportswriter of the year award.
Stark has authored three books on the game of baseball, “Wild Pitches: Rumblings, Grumblings and Reflections on the Game I Love,” “The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History” and “Worth The Wait: Tales of the 2008 Phillies.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. The 2017 class, which also includes ESPN’s NFL front office insider Joe Banner, will be inducted on Tuesday, May 23.
In the video above, Front Row spoke with Stark on what it means to be selected for this honor.