The Best American
Sports Writing 2012
Guest editor Michael Wilbon is one of the nation’s most respected sports journalists and an industry pioneer as one of the first sportswriters to broaden his career beyond newspapers to include television, radio and new media. A cohost of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption and a NBA studio analyst for ABC and ESPN, Wilbon left The Washington Post in December 2010 after 31 years to assume an expanded role as a columnist for ESPN.com and ESPNChicago.com.
Glenn Stout has served as Series Editor of the Best American Sports Writing series since its inception in 1991. A full-time author since 1993, since writing his first free-lance story in 1986 for Boston Magazine Glenn Stout has written, ghostwritten or edited more than seventy-five books representing sales in excess of two million copies. Stout is the author of Fenway 1912, Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World , and the text for The Cubs: The Complete Story of Chicago Cubs Baseball , The Dodgers: 120 Years of Dodgers Baseball , Nine Months at Ground Zero , Yankees Century (selected by Book Magazine one of the five “Best Sports Books of 2002”), Red Sox Century (Casey Award finalist, and finalist for the New England Book Award in non-fiction), J ackie Robinson: Between the Baselines , Joe DiMaggio: An Illustrated Life and Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year”). He has also edited the anthologies Everything They Had: Sports Writing from David Halberstam , Impossible Dreams: A Red Sox Collection , Top of the Heap: A Yankees Collection and Chasing Tiger: A Tiger Woods Reader.
He has also written the text for thirty-nine titles in the best-selling Matt Christopher sports biography series for the juvenile market. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a juvenile series authored by Stout entitled “GOOD SPORTS” that ispublished in his own name. Stout writes a monthly column for Boston Baseball and has published dozens of articles and columns in publications such as The New York Observer, ESPN.com, Runner’s World, The Sporting News, USA Today’s Baseball Weekly, Baseball America, Sports Illustrated, and Boston Magazine, made numerous television and radio appearances on NPR, HBO, CNN, ESPN and other outlets. Stout has served as a Visiting Scholar Fellow at the Boston Public Library and spoken before groups such as the New York Historical Society, the Bostonian Society, the Old South Meeting House, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and others. Stout was raised in Ohio and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York with a degree in Creative Writing. He lives on Lake Champlain in Vermont and enjoys kayaking and photography. For more information see his website at glennstout.net and his blog, http://verbplow.blogspot.com/ .