New York Sports Tours was founded to preserve and bring to life the history of sports in Greater New York and to share entertaining stories of the people, places and things that have, through sports, helped shape culture and society in the region and beyond.

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  • Jordan Sprechman is an official scorer for Major League Baseball at New York Mets and Yankees home games, statistician for the New York Jets and Columbia University football and the press box steward at tennis' US Open.

    Sprechman has written or edited six books on New York sports history, including (with the late Bill Shannon) This Day in New York Sports.

    A native New Yorker and managing director at a Fortune 500 financial services firm in Manhattan, Sprechman is a graduate of Columbia’s College and Law School and holds a Masters of Law degree in Taxation from New York University.


  • An award-winning management and marketing professional, journalist and producer based in Manhattan, Kevin O'Keefe (left, with retired New York sports broadcaster Sal Marchiano at a tour stop) has served as an executive or consultant for leagues, teams, athletes snd sponsors in many sports.

      O'Keefe is the author of a nonfiction bestseller, The Average American, optioned by Fox TV Studios. His articles have been published in The New York TimesESPN The Magazine, Tennis and other outlets.

    A former all-America athlete, O'Keefe has raced the New York City Marathon in 2:38:27, finishing sixth among Manhattan residents.


  • The nonfiction tour narrative and integrated tour route were created by Jordan Sprechman and Kevin O'Keefe. Neil Amdur (left, with a tour guest at a post-tour dinner at Keens Steakhouse) and Mary Carillo provided editing support.

    A noted author-producer, Amdur served as the sports editor of The New York Times for 12 years. Carillo, a celebrated television reporter, New York City native and former world-class tennis champion, has twice received broadcast media's coveted Peabody Award for storytelling.

    During story development, historical accuracy was prioritized and some new discoveries were made about New York sports.