March 31, 2020
Erik is an accomplished author and professional public speaker. Erik’s niche is writing about baseball stories that transcend the sport. He entertains audiences with motivational stories about pro athletes who have dealt with and overcome great challenges and adversity in their lives.
Erik began writing professionally at the age of 14 for the Community Life Newspaper in Westwood, New Jersey. He later became a stringer for the Bergen Record. He majored in Mass Communication at Emerson College in Boston, ranked as the number one journalism school in the United States, where he also lettered in baseball for four seasons.
His most recent title, AFTER THE MIRACLE: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets, co-written with Art Shamsky, was released in March 2019. He has also coauthor of two highly acclaimed baseball biographies, Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story and Steve Blass: A Pirate for Life.
He has appeared in documentaries produced by Comcast SportsNet and Root Sports, and his speaking engagements have taken him from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, to the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University.
Get Erik’s books at ErikShermanBaseball.com