Tyler Kepner, a journalist from The New York Times, came to Rutgers to talk about the release of his new book, “K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches” on Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Kepner has been a national baseball reporter for The New York Times since 2010. He began his career at the publication in 2000, cultivating his passion for sports journalism by covering the New York Mets for two seasons. From 2002 to 2009 he covered the New York Yankees.
Kepner highlighted his opinion on the art and craft of baseball pitches, modern-day baseball journalism and how it has changed.
He said that the whole premise behind his book was centered not around players themselves, but rather the analyzation of the 10 baseball pitches.
“Why don’t we expand … instead of making those 2 or 3 pitchers the characters, we make the pitches…