Tom Verducci


Tom Verducci on 2016 Cubs: 'Greatest championship of our lifetime' across all sports

It's hard to objectively label one team's championship efforts, after a long, trying season, as the single "greatest" that we've ever seen. Depending on which city you live in, or which teams you follow, or which players you idolize, it might be hard to shake your bias and choose one as the objective "best" championship story above all the others. But there are definitely a handful that stand out, and for longtime sportswriter Tom Verducci, it was the only one that brought a 108-year drought to an end.

Video: Did Tom Verducci drop S-bomb on MLB Network?

Tom Verducci was so blown away when pointing out an impressive statistic from Kendall Graveman that he may have dropped an S-bomb on live TV. MLB Network was running its MLB trade deadline special show on Friday. They brought up the Seattle Mariners’ surprising trade of Graveman to the Astros. Then they showed a graphic of the pitchers with the best sinkers this season.
Onward State

Podward State: Season 4, Episode 12 Ft. Tom Verducci

On this episode of Podward State, hosts Samuel Brungo, Matthew Paolizzi, and Grace Cunningham are happy to be joined by Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and MLB Network baseball commentator and Penn State alumnus Tom Verducci. Associate producers Will Pegler and Jordan Mansberger also join for the interview with Verducci. Verducci...
Pinstripe Alley

On Tom Verducci, pace of play, and baseball’s true problems

For almost a decade now, pace of play has been one of the most discussed problems about the modern game of baseball, if not the single most-discussed problem. From Joe West’s famous complaint about Yankees-Red Sox games that regularly ran more than three and a half hours more than a decade ago, to modern concerns about “Three True Outcome” baseball adding immense amounts of “dead air” to the game, perhaps nothing has been talked about more this side of the Steroid Era than pace of play, with the possible exception of the trash can scandal.
Onward State

Sportscasters Bob Costas & Tom Verducci Kick Off 2021 Sports Business Conference

Penn State’s 2021 Sports Business Conference got the ball rolling Monday night with a virtual lecture headlined by two legendary sportscasters. Hosted by Penn State professor and the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society John Affleck, Bob Costas and Tom Verducci took the virtual stage to discuss their careers and the field as a whole.
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Bob Costas, Tom Verducci Join 2021 Sports Business Conference Lineup

Sportscasting legends Bob Costas and Tom Verducci will speak at Penn State’s fourth annual Spring Business Conference, the event announced Thursday afternoon. Costas and Verducci will take the stage alongside Penn State professor and Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society John Affleck. They are set to speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 1, the first day of the conference.