Jerry Tapp

Jerry Tapp

Bio

A lifelong resident of Racine, Wisc., Tapp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1979 with a BA in communications. He spent nearly a decade as an associate editor with a national sports publication, Referee Magazine, and wrote a nationally syndicated sports statistics column, “Stats on Tapp,” for Universal Press Syndicate. As a freelance sportswriter, his work has appeared in Baseball Digest, Inside Sports and the Washington Post. He was also a scoreboard statistician for the Milwaukee Brewers for 20 years and wrote the script for two year-end highlight videos and a drug prevention video produced by the team. In 2011, Tapp launched his blog, “Sports Stats on Tapp.” He eventually began submitting his blog items to sites like BallHyped and Bleacher Report. Jerry has been married to Judi, an elementary art teacher, since 1979. They have two adult children, Eric and Amy. In his spare time Jerry enjoys golf, bike riding, reading and creative writing.