Jane Leavy (1951 – ) is a journalist, feature writer, and author who has devoted most of her career to baseball. After many years with the Washington Post, in 2003 Leavy wrote Squeeze Play, a humorous novel about a female reporter assigned to cover the worst team in baseball. She then set her sights on nonfiction, and her biographies of Sandy Koufax, Mickey Mantle, and Babe Ruth are enough to place her in the top echelon of 21st-century baseball writers. She won the 2019 Seymour Medal for The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created.
- Read Mark Armour’s profile of Jane Leavy in the Spring 2022 Baseball Research Journal
- Listen to Jane Leavy’s 2019 interview on SABRcast with Rob Neyer
- Listen to a 2001 SABR Oral History interview with Jane Leavy, conducted by David Paulson
- Jane Leavy wins the 2019 SABR Seymour Medal for The Big Fella
- Jane Leavy’s Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy was named one of SABR’s top 50 books of the past half-century