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Jonah Keri

Jonah Keri (born September 20, 1974, in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian journalist, sportswriter and editor. He is also a New York Times bestselling author.

Jonah Keri
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Born (1974-09-20) September 20, 1974 (age 43)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Novelist, Journalist, Columnist
Genre Sports, Entertainment, Business
Website
www.jonahkeri.com

Early life and educationEdit

Growing up, Keri was an avid fan of the Montreal Expos, something he attributes to his grandfathers' love of baseball.[1] He remains one today[2] despite the team's 2005 relocation to Washington to become the Washington Nationals.

Keri worked as a summer intern at the Montreal Gazette. He graduated from Concordia University's journalism program in 1997.

CareerEdit

Keri is mostly known for writing about baseball, though he has also covered other sports as well as business and entertainment. His writing has appeared on ESPN.com,[3] The Wall Street Journal,[4] FanGraphs,[5] GQ,[6] The Huffington Post,[7] The New York Times,[8] Bloomberg Sports,[9] Baseball Prospectus,[10] Investor's Business Daily,[11] Sports Illustrated,[12] Grantland,[13] FiveThirtyEight,[14] CBSSports.com, The Athletic[15] and Sportsnet.[16]

Keri co-wrote and edited the book Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong.[17] He also wrote the New York Times Bestseller The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First, about the Tampa Bay Rays.[18]

In March 2014, he published Up, 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,[19] which details the franchise history of the Expos. The book was a No. 1 Canadian bestseller.[20]

Keri hosts a podcast, where he interviews notable personalities from sports and entertainment, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau[21] and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal.[22] The Jonah Keri Podcast can be found at CBSSports.com[23] and on iTunes.[24]

Keri also appeared as himself during the first season of the IFC series Brockmire in the episode titled "Old Timers Day."[25][26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette (2017-11-15). "Business, not politics, will drive potential Expos return: Jonah Keri". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Baseball Prospectus - Au Revoir, Mes Amours". Baseball Prospectus. 
  3. ^ Keri, Jonah (May 22, 2011). "Flying Fish". ESPN.COM. 
  4. ^ Keri, Jonah (October 14, 2009). "Does Baseball Need Umpires?". The Wall Street Journal. Recent Bad Calls Have Critics Howling for Better Umps, But Maybe It's a Job for Machines 
  5. ^ Keri, Jonah (April 8, 2011). "Manny Ramirez's Legacy, and the Fate of the Rays". FanGraphs. 
  6. ^ Keri, Jonah (May 26, 2011). "Balls Out Guest of the Day: Jonah Keri On Why Boston Was Right To Trade Kendrick Perkins". GQ. 
  7. ^ Keri, Jonah (October 29, 2009). "The Pedro I Know". The Huffington Post. 
  8. ^ Keri, Jonah (November 21, 2009). "To Hang In, a Series Winner Must Learn to Let Go". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ Keri, Jonah (April 4, 2010). "The Bloomberg Sports Fantasy Squad". Bloomberg Sports. 
  10. ^ Keri, Jonah (November 18, 2003). "Chat". Baseball Prospectus. 
  11. ^ Keri, Jonah (October 11, 2010). "Retail ETFs Packing A Powerful Punch". Investor's Business Daily. Archived from the original on October 15, 2010. 
  12. ^ Keri, Jonah (August 10, 2009). "Crawford's playing like an MVP, but is this his last hurrah in Tampa?". Sports Illustrated. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  14. ^ Keri, Jonah, and Neil Paine, "For Some MLB Playoff Teams, There's No Place Like Road," FiveThirtyEight, September 16, 2014
  15. ^ "Jonah Keri – The Athletic". Theathletic.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  16. ^ Rogers Digital Media (2017-11-09). "Jonah Keri, Author at". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  17. ^ The Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts; Keri, Jonah (1 March 2007). Keri, Jonah, ed. Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong. Basic Books. ISBN 978-0-465-00547-5. 
  18. ^ Keri, Jonah (8 March 2011). The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First. ESPN. ISBN 0-345-51765-2. 
  19. ^ Jonah Keri, Up, 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, Random House Canada, 2014, ISBN 978-0307361356.
  20. ^ Paul W. Bennett (2014-05-03). "For Expos fans, Big O still field of dreams | The Chronicle Herald". Thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  21. ^ Keri, Jonah (2017-04-24). "Jonah Keri sitdown with Justin Trudeau: Canada's Prime Minister talks sports, immigration, Montreal and more". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  22. ^ "The Jonah Keri Podcast #19: Shaquille O'Neal". Nerdist. 2016-05-06. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  23. ^ "Jonah Keri Podcast - CBS Sports". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  24. ^ "The Jonah Keri Podcast by CBS Sports on Apple Podcasts". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  25. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5798524/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm
  26. ^ "'Brockmire' Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-03-01.