David Lennon

David Lennon has been a staff writer for Newsday since 1991, when he started covering New York City high schools and writing about the exploits of a talented Lincoln point guard named Stephon Marbury.

His debut on the Yankees' beat was 1995 -- the very same season the Bombers snapped a 14-year playoff drought by becoming the American League's first wild-card team. Two World Series rings later, Lennon left the Yankees' beat after the 1998 season, bounced between the Bronx and Shea for the next three years, then took over on the Mets for the demise of Bobby Valentine in 2002. He became Newsday's national baseball writer in 2012.

Lennon also is a Hall of Fame voter and co-author of "The Great New York Sports Debate."