Frank Deford

Frank Deford

Frank Deford wrote for Sports Illustrated for three decades. He is the author of 20 books, both fiction and non-fiction. He has also appeared often on television and has been a commentator on NPR since 1980. He has won many awards, including six National Sportswriter of the Year honors, and is the only person connected with sports ever to have been presented the presidential medal of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

All Frank Deford Stories

Mar 29, 2010

Sometimes the Bear Eats You

Confessions of a Sportswriter

Nov 28, 2005


More than 40 years after taking his first photo for SI, Neil Leifer went on a nationwide shooting spree to document the changes in sports--and sports photography

Jun 27, 2005

The Parent Trap

A new reality series follows moms and dads who push kids to excel in sports

Apr 26, 2004

The Pictures

Fifty years of SI photography

Aug 08, 2005

Rapid Robert Can Still Bring It

Like his legendary heater, Bob Feller comes at you fast and hard--and he's got a lot on his mind

Feb 14, 2005

A Clashing Symbol

Shrugging off Hitler's embrace, Max Schmeling forged a friendship with his greatest ring rival

Jan 21, 2008

Summit Cum Laude

Remembering the climber who conquered Earth's final frontier