Jayson Stark is now a commentator for ESPN, but he got his start with covering the Philadelphia Phillies for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1979 to 2000. Stark has a love of the arcana of baseball statistics and he often runs tidbits of statistical data from Lee Sinins and David Vincent.
He has served on the Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee. In 2019, he was named the recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award given out by the Baseball Writers' Association of America for meritorious contribution to baseball writing.
- Jayson Stark: The Stark Truth: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players in Baseball History, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2007. ISBN 978-1572439597
- Jayson Stark: Wild Pitches: Rumblings, Grumblings, and Reflections on the Game I Love, Triumph Books, Chicago, IL, 2014. ISBN 978-1600789427