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About Jonah Keri

Jonah Keri is the lead baseball writer for He is also a regular contributor to ESPN’s Baseball Tonight.

up up away sUp, Up, and Away: The Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the Crazy Business of Baseball, and the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos was published by Random House Canada on March 29, 2014, coinciding with the 10-year anniversary of the Expos’ move out of Montreal and the 20-year anniversary of the 1994 strike. Up, Up, and Away was the #1 bestselling non-fiction book in Canada and a New York Times sports best seller. It is available in the U.S., Canada, and via iBook.








extra-2-percent-rev-comp-3His New York Times best selling book, “The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First” (ESPN Books/Ballantine, 2011), covers the Tampa Bay Rays, their journey from cellar dwellers to pennant winners, and the methods they used to get there. You can order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, or your local independent bookstore.








Jonah is also the editor and co-author of Baseball Between the Numbers, and has contributed to many other books.

grantland_jonahKeri_134The Jonah Keri Podcast, which debuted in 2010, now resides on the Grantland Network. Guests have included Tim Raines, Bert Blyleven, Rob Neyer, Dan Shulman, Rickey Henderson, Evan Longoria, Michael Schur, and many other luminaries. You can download episodes via the Grantland Network, on iTunes.


Jonah was born in Montreal and now lives in Denver. In between, he has lived in D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, and New Hampshire.

Greatest hits:

His favorite posts of 2013 including Grand Theft Baseball: Coco Crisp and the Art of Basestealing (winner of the 2014 SABR Analytics Research Conference Award for Contemporary Baseball Commentary) at Grantland

Game 6 at Grantland

Does Baseball Need Umpires? parts 1 and 2 at Wall Street Journal

A Not-So-Brief History of Pitching Injuries at

Albert Pujols, Underappreciated Superstar at

18 Greatest Jewish Baseball Players at

An historical perspective on Roger Clemens at New York Magazine

Farewell to the Expos

Archives of Jonah’s writing: baseball, basketball, hockey, ultramarathons, cricket

FanGraphs: lots of baseball

Baseball Prospectus: lots more baseball


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