Dan Shaughnessy Biography
Dan Shaughnessy is an American sportswriter. He has covered the Boston Red Sox for the Boston Globe since 1981. In 2016, he was given the J.G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Shaughnessy is often referred to by his nickname “Shank,” given by the 1980s Boston Celtics team for the often unflattering and critical nature of his articles.
Dan Shaughnessy Age
Dan Shaughnessy was born on July 20, 1953, in Groton, Massachusetts United States. He is 69 years old as of 2022.
Dan Shaughnessy Height
Shaughnessy stands at an estimated height of about 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Dan Shaughnessy Family
Shaughnessy is private about his personal life, he has not revealed any details about his parents or siblings. This information will be updated soon.
Dan Shaughnessy Wife
Dan Shaughnessy is married to Marilou Shaughnessy, the couple were blessed with two daughters and a son, Sarah, Kate, and Sam.
Dan Shaughnessy Salary
Shaughnessey earns an estimated salary of about $10k to $50k annually.
Dan Shaughnessy Net worth
Dan Shaughnessy earns his income from his businesses and from other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a sports writer. He has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million dollars.
Dan Shaughnessy Sportswriter
Dan Shaughnessy began his career as a beat reporter covering the Baltimore Orioles in the Baltimore Evening Sun in 1977 and in 1978. He has been a sports writer for The Boston Globe since September 1981. During this time, he served as a beat writer for the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox, as well as a sports columnist for the Globe.
He has also authored and contributed to several sports-related books, including the fierce Yankees–Red Sox rivalry. He has published a book known as Curse of Bambino, which details the travails of the Boston Red Sox and their search for a Worldwide Series championship after selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. He subsequently wrote Reversing Curse after the Red Sox won the 2004 World Series.
He is a contributor in the ESPN Magazine, he then had a regular guest role on a Sunday night sports show, Sports Xtra. He discusses sports and current events on radio show airing on WTKK and ESPN’s in Rome and Burning NESN’s SportsPlus and Globe 10.0.
On July 9, 2008, he made his debut as a guest host on the ESPN show Pardon and its Interruption. He also has a weekend radio show on WBZ-FM with Adam Jones. He Considered some of Red Sox fans (and some players) as being overly negative and critical, in the pejorative nickname “Curly-Haired Boyfriend” from former Red Sox player Carl Everett.
In October 2005, he revealed information detailing negotiations between the Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein and Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino. Shaughnessy and other Globe writers were accused by writers at the Boston Herald of routinely reporting information leaked from the Red Sox front office (the Red Sox were 17.75 percent owned by The New York Times Company, the Globe’s parent company). The–Boston Herald columnist Tony Massarotti accused Red Sox management of smearing Epstein and suggested the Globe’s coverage of the negotiations may be conflicted because of the Times’ ownership in the team.
In the weeks leading up to Epstein’s decision, Red Sox owner John Henry said the leaks “had to stop”. In the final game of the 2011 season, the Red Sox had a playoff berth on the line in Baltimore. During a rain delay, Shaugnessy declared, “I think the Rays are not going to win tonight. I think the one thing we’ve eliminated tonight is the Red Sox season is not going to end tonight. They live to play another day.”
At the time, of the Tampa Bay Rays, he was trailed by the New York Yankees 7–0 in the 8th inning but won 8–7 in 12 innings. The Red Sox had a leading role in the Baltimore Orioles 3–2 but lost 4–3 and were eliminated from the postseason. In 2013, he and Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona released Francona, a biography focusing on Francona’s years as manager of the Red Sox. The book immediately became a best-seller.
On December 8, 2015, he was named the 2016 recipient J. G. Taylor Spink Award, presented annually by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing”. He was presented with the award during induction weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in July 2016.
Dan Shaughnessy Books
- Francona: The Red Sox Years 2013
- Senior Year: A Father, a Son, and High School Baseball 2007
- Reversing the Curse: Inside the 2004 Boston Red Sox 2005
- Fenway: A Biography in Words and Pictures 1999
- At Fenway: Dispatches from Red Sox Nation 1996
- Seeing Red: The Red Auerbach Story 1994
- Curse of the Bambino 10-Copy 1991
- The Legend of the Curse of the Bambino 1990
- EverGreen The Boston Celtics: A History in the Words of Their Players, Coaches, Fans, and Foes, from 1946 to the Present 1990
- One Strike Away: The Story of the 1986 Red Sox 1987
- Spring Training: Baseball’s Early Season