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Spike Vrusho

Rhinebeck, New York, United States


Editor of Manhattan-based free sports weekly tabloid New York Sports Express.
Former publisher and editor of MURTAUGH, a quarterly fanzine inspired by the work
ethic of the late Pittsburgh Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh. Have toiled for trade
journals in the advertising and film business as well as for community newspapers
from Brooklyn to Wheeling, West Virginia and Athens, Ohio. Television experience
includes scriptwriting for ESPN Classic on-air talent and Major League Baseball
Productions on a weekly international show called Baseball Max. Won NY Sports
Emmy for work on YES Network "Yankeeography" series. Also do baseball and
football preview articles for Gallery Magazine. Currently writing for Baltimore-based
culture website

Interests: underground sportswriting, spectator behavioral patterns, underdog baseball, soccer, horse racing, gambling, bars, punk rock.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Benchclearing: Baseball's Greatest Fights and Riots