Richard Sandomir

Richard Sandomir is an obituary writer for the New York Times. He wrote about sports and television; he is the author of several books including Bald Like Me: The Hair-Raising Adventures of Baldman and The Englightened Bracketologist: The Final Four of Everything.[1]

Richard Sandomir
Alma materQueens College
Notable worksThe Pride of the Yankees
SpouseGriffin Miller


He obtained his degree from Queens College. His wife, Griffin Miller, is an artist and writer.


Sandomir was a freelance writer and focused his work on sports for a number of publications which include: The Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Sports Illustrated and Sport magazine. He also worked for Sports Inc. as a staff writer, a business reporter for New York Newsday, a staff writer for the Stamford Advocate, and a business writer for Financial World magazine.

He worked for The New York Times as the TV sports and business reporter from April 1991 to 2016.[2]


  • Bald Like Me: The Hair-Raising Adventures of Baldman, Collier Books, 1990, ISBN 9780020366508, OCLC 21376329
  • Friendly Persuasion- Putnam, 1990
  • The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic. Hachette Books. 13 June 2017. ISBN 978-0-316-35516-2. OCLC 958797744
Books with Mark Reiter
Books with Rick Wolff
  • Don't Worry, Stop Sweating...Use Deodorant- Andrews Mcmeel Pub, 1998, ISBN 9780836265095, OCLC 38410284
  • Life for Real Dummies - Perennial, 1996, ISBN 9780060952075, OCLC 59666861[3]


  1. ^ "Richard Sandomir". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
  2. ^ "Sandomir looks back on 25 years of sports media memories". Retrieved 2017-07-11.
  3. ^ "Richard Sandomir - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 September 2013.

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Sandomir may refer to:

Richard Sandomir, an American journalist

Sandomierz, is a town in south-eastern Poland

The Baseball Network

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The Final Four of Everything

The Final Four of Everything is a 2007 book written by Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir on the subject of bracketology. Bracketology is the process of predicting the field of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, named as such because it is commonly used to fill in tournament brackets for the postseason. The book was featured in one of Bill Geist's segments on CBS News Sunday Morning in March 2008, shortly after the book came out. In the segment, Geist interviewed Sandomir (CBS also owns the book's publisher Simon & Schuster).

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