Glenn treats the words that make it into print like an inheritance, like objects that are being passed down. And I believe he wants, more than anything, for those words to be good—to be worthy—and for them to continue to be good. I don’t know anyone who’s done more to seek out and highlight bright new talent.”  -Chris Jones, formerly Writer-at-Large, Esquire, and National Magazine Award winner

“Conversations with Glenn Stout rival any writing workshop in the country.” – Howard Bryant, ESPN, author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron, and National Magazine Award finalist in commentary 

“When [Glenn Stout] started editing the longform pieces I got really excited. He’s tremendous at what he does; one of the two or three best line editors I’ve ever seen.” -Jeff Pearlman, best-selling author of Showtime and many other books.

“The most supportive, kind and talented editor I’ve ever worked with. ” – Ashley Harrell, Livingston Award Finalist in International Reporting

“Let’s begin with this assertion: Glenn Stout can flat-out write. I mean, if you’re looking for someone who can consistently put one word after another to form interesting sentences, and one sentence after another to make thought-provoking paragraphs, and one paragraph after another to construct stimulating chapters, Stout’s name has got to be on your short list. But more than this, Stout writes passionate, arresting prose. He thinks, he cajoles, he massages the evidence in ways that are different and unexpected. He brings his readers up short, forcing them to look at the past through his fresh set of eyes. What more could any reader want than to be treated with this sort of respect?” -Steven Gietschier, NINE.

 “Glenn Stout was my coach, partner, counsel, interpreter, editor, co-writer and friend.  He made order out of hundreds of pages of thought, narratives and letters.  He interviewed me for many hours in order to help me fill in the places I had omitted or forgotten or, in some cases, was unwilling to face.” -Dr. John Parrish, author of Autopsy of War

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As a full-time author since 1993, since beginning a free-lance career in 1986 Glenn Stout has written, ghostwritten or edited more than eighty books representing sales of almost three million copies. He is a five-time Finalist for Spitball Magazine’s “CASEY AWARD” for the best baseball book of the Year, including The Selling of the Babe, Boston Globe bestseller Fenway 1912, in 2012 he only book awarded the  both the Seymour Medal and Ritter Award by the Society for American Baseball Research and a Casey Award finalist, has served as Series Editor of the Best American Sports Writing series since its inception in 1991, is author of the award-winning “Good Sports” juvenile series and has written the text for thirty-nine titles in the best-selling Matt Christopher sports biography series for the juvenile market. Stout is also the author of the text for Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Changed the World, The Cubs: The Complete Story of Chicago Cubs Baseball, The Dodgers: 120 Years of Dodgers Baseball, Nine Months at Ground Zero, Yankees Century (selected by Book Magazine one of the five “Best Sports Books of 2002” and a finalist for the Casey Award), Red Sox Century (Casey Award finalist, Seymour Medal finalist, and finalist for the New England Book Award in non-fiction), Jackie Robinson: Between the Baselines, Joe DiMaggio: An Illustrated Life and Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures (a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” and finalist for the Casey Award. He has also edited the anthologies Everything They Had: Sports Writing from David Halberstam, Impossible Dreams: A Red Sox Collection, Top of the Heap: A Yankees Collection and Chasing Tiger: A Tiger Woods Reader. Stout also  writes a monthly column for Boston Baseball and has published dozens of articles and columns in publications such as The New York Observer,, Runner’s World, The Sporting News, USA Today’s Baseball Weekly, Baseball America, Sports Illustrated, The New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, and Boston Magazine, made numerous television and radio appearances on NPR, HBO, CNN, ESPN and other outlets. Stout has served as a Visiting Scholar Fellow at the Boston Public Library and spoken before groups such as the New York Historical Society, the Bostonian Society, the Old South Meeting House, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and others.


As an editor and consultant, Glenn Stout has periodically consulted with authors on book proposals and manuscripts that have been published by major trade publishers, and has served as editor for numerous award-winning longform journalism projects, both privately for writers whose work has been published in outlets such as,, SI. com, and others.  As Longform Editor for Vox Media’s SB Nation Longform from 2012 thru 2016, work edited by Glenn has been honored by the American Society of Journalist and Authors,  been chosen as finalists for the Livingston Award in International and National Reporting for journalists under 35,  been selected for publication in the “Best American” series, and made numerous annual “best” lists. Glenn has also given presentations to groups of editors and writers about the editorial process he uses for longform journalism (query availability).

I am proud of the writers I worked with, and proud work they produced. Pound for pound, they did more with less, and often with better results, than any print or online site in the industry.  I look forward to working with writers in the future.

From 2004 thru 2016 Glenn also served as “baseball analyst” for Boston NPR station WBUR-FM and makes frequent appearances talking baseball on NPR’s nationally syndicated program “Here and Now.”

Glenn Stout is a native of Amlin, Ohio and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York with a degree in Creative Writing. From 1982 thru 1993 he worked at the Boston Public Library and in 1985 earned a Masters of Science degree in Library Science from Simmons College in Boston. As a journalist, he considers himself extraordinarily fortunate that his mentors have included Ken Hartnett, David Rosenbaum, Mabrey “Doc” Kountze, David Halberstam and other guest editors of The Best American Sports Writing. He has also worked as a janitor, a painter, a security guard, a construction worker and sold minor league baseball tickets. A full-time writer since 1993, Stout moved from Massachusetts to Vermont in 2003.  He is an avid kayaker, cyclist and photographer and plays the bodhran, a skin drum, in Irish sessions and in the band The Seawolves.

Glenn is available for a wide variety of projects, including books, longform, ghostwriting, longform editing and teaching, etc., See the “Editorial and Consulting Services” page for more.

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The Selling of the Babe: Winner of the 2017 Larry Ritter Award from the Society for American Baseball Research

New York Times Sports and Fitness Best-Seller: The Best American Sports Writing 2016

Boston Globe Best-Sellers: Fenway 1912, Red Sox Century, various BASW editions

FENWAY 1912, 2012 winner of both the Seymour Medal and Larry Ritter Award from the Society for American Baseball Research

 2012 ALA’s Amelia Bloomer List, an annual annotated book list of well-written books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers for YES SHE CAN!

Five-Time Finalist for Spitball Magazine’s CASEY AWARD for best baseball book of the year.

Five of six “Good Sports” Titles named Junior Library Guild Selections

New York Times 1991 “Notable Book of the Year” list for Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures



RECENT BOOKS  by Glenn Stout

The Selling of the Babe: The Deal that Changed Baseball and Created a Legend, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s, March 2016. The sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees and the selling of the modern game, based on the home run, to baseball fans.

FENWAY 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season and the Remarkable Story of Fenway’s First Season, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2011.  The definitive story of the building of Fenway Park and the 1912 season and World Series.  2012 Seymour Medal winner, The Society for American Baseball Research. Finalist for the Casey Award and a Boston Globe bestseller.

Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Changed the World, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.  Complete biography of pioneering female swimmer Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 became the fifth person – and first woman – to swim the English Channel, beating the existing men’s record by nearly two hours.

Everything They Had: Sports Writing of David Halberstam, Hyperion, May 2008. Comprehensive selection of David Halberstam’s writing on sports over the course of his five decades in journalism, selected and with an introduction by Glenn Stout.

OTHER BOOKS authored by Glenn Stout

 The Cubs: The Complete Story of Chicago Cubs Baseball, with Richard Johnson, Houghton Mifflin, 2007.  Author of the text for a comprehensive narrative history of the Chicago Cubs, illustrated by more than 200 photographs edited by Richard Johnson, with essays by Richard Johnson, Rick Telander, Scott Turow, William Nack, Penny Marshall and John Schulian.  Still in print.

Nine Months at Ground Zero: The Brotherhood of Workers Who Took on a Job Like No Other, with Charles Vitchers and Bobby Gray,  Scribners, New York, 2006. An oral history of the cleanup and recovery effort at Ground Zero following September 11. Vitchers served as general superintendent and Gray as Master Mechanic during the entire nine month operation.

The Dodgers: 120 Years of the Dodger Baseball with Richard Johnson, Houghton Mifflin. Boston, 2004. Author of a comprehensive narrative history of the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles illustrated with more than 200 photographs and supplemented with essays by Bill Plaschke, Howard Bryant, Dave Anderson, and Jim Murray. Still in print.

Yankees Century with Richard Johnson, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2002. Author of a comprehensive 250,000 word narrative history of the New York Yankees illustrated with 200 pictures and supplemented with essays by David Halberstam, Ira Berkow, Howard Bryant, Molly O’Neill and Charles Devens. Finalist for the Casey Award.  Still in print.

Red Sox Century with Dick Johnson, Houghton Mifflin: Boston, 2000. Author of 80% of a comprehensive 250,000 word narrative history of the Boston Red Sox, illustrated with 200 pictures and supplemented with essays by Charles P. Pierce, Bill Littlefield, Howard Bryant, Peter Gammons, Dan Shaughnessy, Tim Horgan, Luke Salisbury and others.  Finalist for the Casey Award. Finalist for the Seymour Medal.  Finalist Massachusetts Book AwardBoston Globe bestseller. Updated revised edition paperback edition published in March 2004. New, updated and revised hardcover edition published in October 2005.

Jackie Robinson: Between the Baselines. Photos edited by Dick Johnson. Text by Glenn Stout. Featuring 150 photographs, essays and reprints. Authoritative biography of Jackie Robinson. Published Summer 1997 by Woodford Publishing. Excerpts of the book appeared in Baseball America.

Joe DiMaggio: An Illustrated Life. Photos edited by Dick Johnson. Text by Glenn Stout. Featuring 160 photographs, essays and reprints. Produced an authoritative 75,000 word biography of Joe DiMaggio. Published Fall 1995 by Walker and Co. Excerpts of the book appeared in USA Today Baseball Weekly, Baseball America, and Tropic (Sunday Magazine of the Miami Herald).

Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures. Edited by Dick Johnson. Text by Glenn Stout. Featuring 175 photographs, essays by David Halberstam, George Higgins, Donald Hall, Bill Littlefield, Luke Salisbury, Tim Horgan, Martin Nolan, Stephen Jay Gould and Bud Leavitt. New York: Walker and Company, 1991, paperback edition 1994. Excerpted in Diehard. Produced exhaustive, authoritative 45,000 word biography of Ted Williams. Named a “Notable Book of the Year” by The New York Times, finalist for the Casey Award.


BOOKS EDITED by Glenn Stout:

The Best American Sports Writing 1991 thru 2016, Series Editor – under contract thru 2017. Guest Editor 1991 David Halberstam,   1992 Thomas McGuane,   1993 Frank DeFord,   1994 Thomas Boswell,   1995 Dan Jenkins,   1996 John Feinstein,   1997 George Plimpton,  1998 Bill Littlefield,   1999 Richard Ford,   2000 Dick Schaap,   2001 Bud Collins,   2002 Rick Reilly,   2003 Buzz Bissinger,   2004 Richard Ben Cramer,   2005 Mike Lupica,   2006 Michael Lewis,   2007 David Maraniss,   2008 William Nack,   2009 Leigh Montville,   2010 Peter Gammons.   2011 Jane Leavy,   2012 Michael Wilbon, 2013 JR Moehringer, 2014 Chrisopher McDougall, 2015 Wright Thompson 2016 Rick Telander . Series Editor Glenn Stout. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.

The Best American Sports Writing of the Century. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. An anthology of the greatest American sports writing. Guest Edited by David Halberstam. Still in print.

Top of the Heap. Houghton Mifflin, 2003. An anthology of writing about the New York Yankees.

Impossible Dreams. Houghton Mifflin, 2003. An anthology of writing about the Boston Red Sox. Still in print.

Chasing Tiger: A Tiger Woods Reader. Da Capo, 2002. An anthology of writing about golfer Tiger Woods.


JUVENILE BOOKS written by Glenn Stout

Author and creator of the “Good Sports” juvenile sports biography series:

Baseball Heroes: Breaking Baseball’s Barriers, Sandpiper, 2010

Yes She Can: Women’s sports Pioneers, Sandpiper, 2010.  A Junior Library Guild Selection!  2012 ALA’s Amelia Bloomer List, an annual annotated book list of well-written books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers. 

Soldier Athletes: Doing Their Duty,  Sandpiper, 2010.  A Junior Library Guild Selection!

Able to Play: Overcoming Physical Challenges,  Sandpiper, 2010. A Junior Library Guild Selection!

Against All Odds:: Sandpiper 2011 A Junior Library Guild Selection!

Under the auspices of the estate of Matt Christopher, since 1996 Glenn Stout was also the author of thirty- nine 20,000 word texts for titles in the Matt Christopher Sports Biography series. Subjects include:

Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Yao Ming, Curt Schilling, Ichiro, Venus and Serena Williams, Lance Armstrong, Jennifer Capriati, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Briana Scurry, Tiger Woods, Steve Young, Emmitt Smith, Terrell Davis, Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, Mo Vaughn, Hakeem Olajuwon, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Ken Griffey, Mario Lemieux, Tara Lipinski, Tony Hawk, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Lisa Leslie, Steve Young, John Elway, plus Great Moments in Football History ,Great Moments in Baseball History and The New York Yankees. Most titles still in print; many have been updated.

Contact Information:

Glenn Stout is available for a variety of writing assignments, including features, columns, books, ghostwriting etc.  Please query by e-mail or letter and provide phone number.

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“On a Lingering Cold,” Lead Essay on feature Bill Belichick, Boston Globe Magazine, September 27, 2013.


“The Other Reason Derek Jeter Matters,” New York Daily News, Op-Ed, July 13, 2011.

“Sanctuary” Runners World, December 2007.  An encounter with Cuban refugee while running on a beach in the Virgin Islands.


“Tryout and Fallout: Race Jackie Robinson and the Red Sox,” Massachusetts Historical Review 6, 2005. The definitive story of Robinson’s infamous tryout with the Red Sox and its long term impact.


“A ‘Curse’ Born of Hate,”, October 3, 2004. The anti-Semitic roots of the so-called ‘Curse of the Bambino. Originally appeared in Boston Baseball, September 2004. Reprinted in the Elysian Fields Quarterly, vol. 22 #4, 2005.


“When the Yankees Nearly Moved to Boston,”, July 18, 2002. Untold story of how the New York Yankees nearly moved to Boston in 1920.


*”The Case of the 1947 MVP Ballot,” The Sporting News, December 20, 1993. A “TSN CLASSIC” story on the inconsistencies in MVP balloting in the late 1940’s due to a gambling scandal, focusing on the 1947 MVP award which Joe DiMaggio received by one vote over Ted Williams.

*”Royal Rooter,” Boston Herald SUNDAY PEOPLE, October 3, 1993. Sunday magazine cover story. Profile of Nuf Ced McGreevey, Boston bartender and leader of the Royal Rooters, and his impact on the 1903 World Series.

*”The Last Champions,” NEW ENGLAND SPORT, July 1993. Cover feature on the 1918 world series. The story resulted in the descendants of the members of the 1918 Red Sox finally receiving the player emblems awarded by major league baseball to the winning ballclub. Emblems were originally withheld due to a threatened player strike in 1918. The emblems were finally awarded on September 4, 1993, at a celebration at Fenway Park. The story received national press coverage.

“The Greatest Game,” New England Sport column, on the football game between Boston College and Georgetown of November 16, 1940, which Grantland Rice called “the greatest football game ever played.”

*”Royal Rooter,” Boston Herald SUNDAY PEOPLE, October 3, 1993. Sunday magazine cover story. Profile of Nuf Ced McGreevey, Boston bartender and leader of the Royal Rooters, and his impact on the 1903 World Series.

*”Summers of Love,” SportBoston, May 1990. Portrait of Red Soxoutfielder Tony Conigliaro’s first few seasons with the Boston Red Sox.

“Eleanora Randolph Sears,” NEW ENGLAND SPORT, September, 1993. Column on Eleanora Sears, pioneering female athlete.

“The Man in the Mirror,” Inside Worcester, Fall 1993. The story of Boston National’s catcher Martin Bergen, who axed his wife and two children to death before taking his own life in 1899.

*”The 1903 World Series,” 1993 Boston Red Sox Official Scorebook Magazine, third edition. Feature on the first World Series focusing on the activities of the “Royal Rooters,” who nearly caused the series to be canceled.

“Industrious Strength,” NEW ENGLAND SPORT, July 1993. Essay on the death of Lloyd Industrious, former Boston City league MVP.

“The Fields of Play,” Cooperstown Review, Premiere Issue, 1993. Essay and review of several ballpark books.

“The Crusher,” NEW ENGLAND SPORT, April 1993. Profile of Steve “Crusher” Casey, the last man to hold the unified professional wrestling championship belt.

*”1918 Sidebars,” The Official 1993 Red Sox Yearbook. Wrote 35 fifty word side-bars to appear throughout the publication on the 1918 season and World Series, the last time the Red Sox won the world’s championship.

“Johnny Daley and the 1928 Olympics,” NEW ENGLAND SPORT, February 1993. A profile of boxer Johnny Daley, who was denied a gold medal at the 1928 Olympics due to poor judging.

“Reading Poetry at Fenway Park: A Memoir,” Spitball, Fall 1991. A memoir about reading baseball poetry outside Fenway park on Opening Day for nine years.

Featured poet, HOLDOUT, Spring 1991. Published fourteen pages of poems from unpublished manuscript.

*”Summers of Love,” SportBoston, May 1990. Portrait of Red Soxoutfielder Tony Conigliaro’s first few seasons with the Boston Red Sox.

*”Bye-Bye Ballgame,” SportBoston, April 1990. Ted Williams’ abortive, premature retirement in 1954.

“Mayhem on the Common,” Boston Magazine, November 1989. The first high school football game, played on Boston Common in 1862.

*”Pitching Puzzle,” Boston Magazine, October, 1989. Why the Red Sox pitched Denny Galehousein their 1948 play-off game against the Cleveland Indians. Includes the first interview with Denny Galehouse on the subject in fifty years and information never before revealed.

*”A Farewell to Arms,” Boston Globe, FOCUS p. A19, August 20, 1989. Op-ed piece on why pitchers continue to pitch with sore arms.

“Baseball Poetry Chapbooks: An Overview,” Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine, Summer 1989. A critical overview of sixteen chapbooks of baseball poetry published from 1974 onward.

“The Realm of The Idea,” The SABR Review of Books, Volume 4, 1989. A review of Luke Salisbury’s “The Answer Is Baseball.”

“The Dancer’s Derby,” Boston Magazine, May 1989. A look back at the controversy surrounding Dancer’s Image victory in the 1968 Kentucky Derby.

“Scientist in Sneakers,” Boston Magazine, February 1989. How the Celtics’ Bill Russell revolutionized basketball.

“Bye-Bye Billy,” Boston Magazine, December 1988. Former Patriots owner Billy Sullivan’s checkered past.

“A Garden Blooms,” Boston Magazine, November 1988. Opening Night at the Boston Garden, November 17, 1928.

“Where Baseball Literature Begins,” The SABR REVIEW OF BOOKS, Volume 3, 1988. Cover story on the 100th anniversary of Ernest L. Thayer’s “Casey At The Bat.”

“Bye-Bye Braves,” Boston Magazine, October 1988. How Boston lost the Braves to Milwaukee, only five years after reaching the World Series.

“Off Track,” Boston Magazine, September 1988. Profile of Louise Stokes, America’s first black female Olympian.

*”The Crazy Eights,” The Official 1988 Boston Red Sox Yearbook, Spring 1988. A survey of the odd and unpredictable in Red Sox seasons ending in an “8″ year.

“Toll On Ice,” Boston Magazine, March 1988. The Boston Bruins first appearance in the Stanley Cup finals, which resulted in the lifetime suspension of defenseman Billy Coutu.

“Jim Crow, Halfback,” Boston Magazine, December 1987. The story of Lou Montgomery, the first black football player at Boston College.

“No Contest,” Boston Magazine, November 1987. A profile of an indoor football game played at the Boston Garden in 1935.

*”YazLooks Back: A Conversation,” The Fan, November 1987. A conversation with Carl Yastrzemski on the 1967 baseball season.

*”1918,” Boston Magazine, October 1987. Revisionist look at the last time the Red Sox won the World Series.

“Jim Crow, Halfback,” Boston Magazine, December 1987. The story of Lou Montgomery, the first black football player at Boston College.

*”Legendary Munroe and Future Sox MacFayden Spin a Masterpiece,” The Fan, September 1987. Feature on high school baseball game between Everett and Somerville in 1924 which featured several players who went on to major league careers and several black players who went on to play for local semi-pro black teams.

“Doc’s Cause: Curing Baseball of Bigotry,” MiddlesexNews, July 28, 1987. Interview with Doc Kountze, former sports editor for Boston’s black press, detailing the formation of the National Negro All-American Association of Sports Editors, which helped pave the way for the integration of major league baseball.

*”Forever Fenway,” Official 1987 Red Sox Yearbook, Spring 1987. An architectural and construction history of Fenway Park on its 75th anniversary.

“Fighting Blind,” Boston Magazine, February 1987. A profile of Sam Langford, the “Boston Tar Baby,” early 20th century black boxer who continued to fight while going blind.

“Mystery Season,” Boston Magazine, January 1987. Story of the 1937 professional football season in Boston.

“Before The Banners,” Boston Magazine, December 1986. The Celtics first decade.

“Casey and the Bat,” SoxFan News, September 1986. An interview with Dick Casey, founder of the Park league and former player who tried out for the 1914 Boston Braves.

*”Diamonds Aren’t Forever,” Boston Magazine, September 1986. The history of black baseball in Boston.

*”The Grand Exalted Ruler of Rooter’s Row,” Sox Fan News, August 1986. Biography of Michael “Nuf Ced” McGreevey, leader of the Royal Rooters, a turn-of-the-century fraternity of Boston baseball fans.

*”The Manager’s Endgame,” Boston Magazine, May 1986. An examination of the circumstances which lead Red Sox manager Chick Stahl to commit suicide in 1907.


 Red Sox analyst for WBUR-FM, Boston.

Featured interview in documentary film “Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation,” 2007.

Featured interview in the HBO production “The Curse of the Bambino,” originally broadcast 2003.

Featured interview in WGBH production El Tiante: A Red Sox story, originally broadcast 2003.

Annual Guest on “It’s Only A Game,” WBUR nationally syndicated radio sports show hosted by Bill Littlefield.

Regular pre-game guest on NESN Red Sox broadcasts discussing Red Sox history, 2001 and 2002.

Featured interview in the film “Fabulous Fenway,” 2000.

Regular Panelist on “The Knights of the Keyboard,” NESN, 1997

Frequent guest on WGBH-TV’s “The Group,” and “Greater Boston,” 1996-2001, discussing various sports and baseball topics. I have also made numerous other appearances on numerous television and radio programs such as CNN, ESPN Century, HBO, MSNBC, dozens of local affiliates and radio stations coast-to-coast. I have also given public lectures at universities such as the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Curry College, College of New Haven, Johnson State College as well as at secondary schools, the Vero Beach Book Festival, the Midwest Literary Festival, SABR annual convention, Old SouthMeeting House and the Boston Public Library, and spoken to groups of all kinds, both formally and informally.