Sridhar Pappu

Sridhar Pappu is the author of The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the end of Baseball's Golden Age and for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, October 2017.

Sridhar most recently wrote the regular "The Male Animal" column for The New York Times. He's interested in and writes about all kinds of things, including national politics, media, and sports. He began his career as a feature writer for the Chicago Reader and has served as a columnist at The New York Observer and as a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly. In addition he worked as a staff writer at Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post. His work has appeared in numerous publications including New York MagazineFast CompanyMother Jones and Men's Journal

A native of Oxford, Ohio, and graduate of Northwestern University, he currently lives in Brooklyn.     





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