Jerry Crasnick is an American sportswriter and baseball executive. He is a senior advisor to the Major League Baseball Players Association. Previously, he wrote for the sports website, the Biddeford Journal Tribune, the Portland Press Herald, and The Cincinnati Post.

Jerry Crasnick
Alma materBoston University
OccupationBaseball executive

Early life and education


Crasnick is from Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine.[1] Crasnick received his bachelor's degree in Communications from Boston University.[2]



Crasnick began his career working for the Biddeford Journal Tribune in Maine, as well as the Portland Press Herald. In 1988, Crasnick served as the beat writer for The Cincinnati Post where he covered the Cincinnati Reds. During his time as beat writer, Crasnick covered Pete Rose and his suspension from Major League Baseball. Crasnick also covered the Reds' 1990 World Series championship, and five years of Marge Schott's tenure as owner of the Reds. He has worked for The Denver Post and Bloomberg News, while also writing for The Sporting News and Baseball America.[2]

In addition to his website and newspaper work, Crasnick is the author of the book License to Deal: A Season on the Run with a Maverick Baseball Agent. The book's main focus is on the story of Matt Sosnick who left his job as a chief executive officer to become a baseball agent.[3]

Crasnick covered baseball for In addition to his numerous articles, Crasnick often moderates baseball-themed chats[4] and is a guest on ESPN podcasts.

In 2019, the Major League Baseball Players Association hired Crasnick as a senior advisor for media relations.[5]

Personal life


Crasnick lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.


  1. ^ "The year the Red Sox made us believe - Portland Press Herald". May 25, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "An Interview with ESPN's Baseball Insider Jerry Crasnick". May 23, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Stanford Law School (April 19, 2011). "SESLA Presents Major League Baseball Agent Matt Sosnick - Stanford Law School". Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Chat Archive: Jerry Crasnick". September 8, 2004. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Jeff Todd (December 14, 2018). "MLBPA Hires Jerry Crasnick". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved January 27, 2019.