Via the YES Network site –
Jack Curry, who covered the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball at The New York Times for nearly 20 years as its Yankees beat writer and most recently as its national baseball writer, has joined the YES Network as a Yankees studio analyst, program contributor, and a columnist on the Emmy Award-winning YESNetwork.com.
Curry joined The New York Times in 1987 and became the Yankees’ beat writer in 1991. He was the newspaper’s national baseball writer from 1998 until he departed late last year. While at The Times, Curry authored more than 4,500 articles, covering 18 World Series, 11 All-Star Games, 10 MLB Winter Meetings and 2 World Baseball Classics. The New Jersey native also was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Reporting at The Times in 1999 for co-writing a series on the demise of New York high school sports, and won multiple Publisher Awards at The Times, monthly awards that recognize the best journalism at the paper. Curry has also been the chairman of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Seriously, Curry is an excellent hire by the Yankees. And, it’s nice to see a good guy catch a break – especially after a recent bad one. (Nope, I’m not talking about the Times buy-out. In April last year, Curry was in Philadelphia to cover the opening game of the season between the Phillies and Braves. While there, he was hit by a SUV outside of Citizens Bank Ballpark. The impact was enough to lift him off the ground and do some serious damage to his ribs.)