From the author’s desk

  • Pete Rose Statement on his ban being upheld

    We are disappointed by the decision of Commissioner Manfred announced this morning. We are reviewing the ruling with Pete and members of his family. Pete will address the media tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. PST…

  • Mets and Their post-WS tickets

    first published SI.com 11/4/2015 Any number of words might have described the stands at Citi Field over the last few months of the Mets’ 2015 season: giddy, joyous, bananas and, at the very end of…

  • Daniel Murphy and the Mets

    first appeared SI.com 10/19/2015 As philosophical conundrums go, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has certainly been in trickier spots. But still, if he has both a brain and a heart—and there is ample evidence of both—he…

  • NBA Commissioner David Stern and the League He Left Behind

    David Stern grew up in New York City and he can tell you about going to the old Madison Square Garden with his father to watch the Knicks, when a middling ticket cost 50 cents…

  • What would Joe DiMaggio be worth today?

    Joe DiMaggio would have turned 100 years old today — at that age, and against today’s pitching, he’d probably hit a little better than Ruben Tejada — and there is nothing he would have enjoyed…

    MEET THE AUTHOR

    Kostya Kennedy, a former Senior Writer and Assistant Managing Editor at Sports Illustrated, is an Editorial Director at Time Inc. He is The New York Times best-selling author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports (runner-up for the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing) and Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. Both won the CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year. He has taught at Columbia and NYU, and lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, N.Y.

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