Tim Kurkjian

  • Birth Place: Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Baseball analyst, Reporter
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  • Wrote for the newspaper, the Pitch, at his high school, which was named for Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson.
  • Got his start in journalism in 1978 with the Washington Star; moved on to cover baseball for the Dallas Morning News and then the Baltimore Sun.
  • Was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated from 1989 to '97 prior to assuming a reporter/senior writer role at ESPN in March 1998.
  • Authored the baseball books America's Game (2000) and Is This a Great Game, or What? (2008).
  • Was honored with a giveaway of bobble-head dolls in his likeness at a 2010 summer-league baseball game in his hometown.
  • Claims to have clipped and saved the newspaper box score of every MLB game from 1990 through 2009.


  • Jeff Kurkjian — Son
  • Kelly Kurkjian — Daughter
  • Andrew Kurkjian — Brother
  • Matt Kurkjian — Brother
  • Kathy Kurkjian — Wife
  • Joy Kurkjian — Mother
  • Jeff Kurkjian — Father


  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States (BA in Journalism, 1978)

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