Buster Olney Biography
Buster Olney is an American journalist and columnist for ESPN: The Magazine, ESPN.com, and covered the New York Giants and New York Yankees for The New York Times. He is a regular analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and also hosts ESPN’s Baseball Tonight daily podcast and he also reports for Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. Additionally, Olney joined ESPN in June 2003 to cover baseball for all ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS, and SportsCenter, and also writes a daily column for ESPN.com.
Buster’s only two favorite events he has covered for ESPN are the 2014 and 2016 postseasons and he began covering baseball in 1989 as the Nashville Banner’s beat reporter for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. Prior to that, Olney covered the San Diego Padres for the San Diego Union-Tribune (1993 to 1994), and the Baltimore Orioles (Baltimore Sun 1995 to 1996).
Nevertheless, he arrived at ESPN after six years at the New York Times covering the Mets (1997) and the Yankees (1998 to 2001). Moreover, Buster has also authored the Times’ bestseller, The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty: The Game, the Team, and Cost of Greatness (HarperCollins 2004), a book about the Paul O’Neill/ Tino Martinez Yankees’ dynasty of 1996 to 2001. READ ALSO: Chris Mortensen
Buster Olney’s Age, Birthday, Nationality, and Ethnic Background
Buster Olney (age 59 years) was born on 17 February 1964, in Washington, D.C., in the United States of America. The Washington native holds American nationality/citizenship by birth with a white ethnic background. Nevertheless, Buster normally celebrates his birthday on February 17th every year.
How tall is Buster Olney? Height, Weight, and Other Measurements Explained
Olney stands at an average height of 6 feet 0 inches (approximately 1.85 m). Further maintains an average body weight of around 74 kg.
Buster Olney Parents and Siblings/ Family Background
Olney was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up on a dairy farm in Randolph Center, Vermont, in the United States of America by his caring and loving parents. Olney is the son of his mother Mary Ann Lincoln.
However, Olney has not provided any extra information about his parents and his siblings at the moment. Nevertheless, he was an avid baseball fan and at the age of 8 years, he developed an affinity for the Los Angeles Dodgers after reading a book about Sandy Koufax.
Buster Olney Education Background
Olney attended Northfield Mount Hermon School. Nonetheless, he later graduated from Vanderbilt University where he majored in history in 1988.
Buster Olney’s Wife/Spouse and Children
Olney is a married man. He is married to his lovely wife named Lisa Davis since 1996. Moreover, the two have two children, Sydney Olney who attends a boarding school in Massachusetts, and Jake Olney is in the Yorktown Central School District. Moreover, the family resides at their home in the Croton Reservoir.
Buster Olney Podcast/ Baseball Tonight
He hosts ESPN’s Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney daily podcast where he leads the baseball discussion alongside other top analysts.
Buster Olney ESPN Wikipedia
Buster is a journalist and columnist for ESPN: The Magazine, ESPN.com, and covered the New York Giants and New York Yankees for The New York Times. Moreover, he is a regular analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and also hosts ESPN’s Baseball Tonight daily podcast and he also reports for Sunday Night Baseball telecasts.
Additionally, Olney joined ESPN in June 2003 to cover baseball for all ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS, and SportsCenter. Also writes a daily column for ESPN.com. Furthermore, Buster’s only two favorite events he has covered for ESPN are the 2014 and 2016 postseasons.
Buster Olney Salary
Olney is a journalist and columnist for ESPN: The Magazine, ESPN.com, and covered the New York Giants and New York Yankees for The New York Times. Buster earns a decent annual salary of around $ 100,000 per year.
Buster Olney’s Net Worth
Olney is an American journalist and columnist for ESPN: The Magazine, ESPN.com, and covered the New York Giants and New York Yankees for The New York Times. Buster has managed to accumulate a net worth of around $ 2 million dollars.
Buster Olney Freddie Freeman
Olney wrote the five free-agent fits for Freddie Freeman as the Atlanta Braves move on in May 2022.
Buster Olney Phillies
He discussed the Phillies’ collapse against the Mets on his podcast show called Baseball Tonight.
Buster Olney Top 10
Olney rates MLB’s best across the outfield for 2022 in his article on ESPN.com.
Top 10 catchers
1. Yasmani Grandal, Chicago White Sox
2. J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies
3. Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals
4. Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Mike Zunino, Tampa Bay Rays
6. Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs
7. Jacob Stallings, Miami Marlins
8. Sean Murphy, Oakland Athletics
9. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
10. Omar Narvaez, Milwaukee Brewers
Top 10 first basemen
1. Freddie Freeman, free agent
2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays
3. Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals
4. Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics (for now)
5. Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox
6. Pete Alonso, New York Mets
7. Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Yuli Gurriel, Houston Astros
9. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
10. Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants
Top 10 second basemen
1. Marcus Semien, Texas Rangers
2. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
3. Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves
4. Brandon Lowe, Tampa Bay Rays
5. Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds
6. Jake Cronenworth, San Diego Padres
7. Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals
8. Chris Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers
9. Jean Segura, Philadelphia Phillies
10. Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
Top 10 shortstops
1. Carlos Correa, free agent
2. Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
3. Trea Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox
5. Corey Seager, Texas Rangers
6. Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox
7. Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants
8. Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays
9. Francisco Lindor, New York Mets
10. Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays
Top 10 third basemen
1. Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
2. Manny Machado, San Diego Padres
3. Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals
4. Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
5. Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox
6. Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves
7. Justin Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Matt Chapman, Oakland Athletics
9. Josh Donaldson, Minnesota Twins
10. Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox