Sarah Langs

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Alma materUniversity of Chicago
  • American Sportswriter
  • Podcaster

Sarah Langs is an American sportswriter and podcaster. She currently writes for and is known for her command of baseball history and statistics. She co-hosts the podcast Ballpark Dimensions with colleague Mandy Bell.[1]

Early life

Langs became interested in baseball as a child growing up in New York City and watching the New York Mets.[2] Conversations about sports and statistics were common in her household.[3]

Langs studied comparative human development at the University of Chicago and wrote about sports for The Chicago Maroon. She interned at the New York Post, Newsweek and The Daily Beast before an internship with Sportsnet New York gave her the opportunity to pitch and write sports stories.[4][3]


After graduating in 2015, Langs remained in Chicago, writing research pieces about the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox for NBC Sports Chicago. ESPN soon hired her as a researcher. She supported the hosts of Baseball Tonight with statistics and other historical information.[5][5]

In 2017, Buster Olney urged Langs to appear on the Baseball Tonight podcast, which led to regular appearances on the podcast and on air. hired Langs in 2019, though she continues to work behind the scenes on ESPN broadcasts and appear on Olney's podcast.[5]

In 2021, she served as an on-air analyst as part of Major League Baseball's first all-female broadcast crew, calling a YouTube Game of the Week featuring the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.[6]

In January 2023, the Baseball Writers Association of America honored Langs with the Casey Stengel "You Could Look It Up" Award, which is typically presented to someone the group has not otherwise recognized.[7]

Personal life

Langs is in a relationship with Matt Williams, an NBA researcher for ESPN.[2]

In 2021, after months of puzzling symptoms, Langs was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive and terminal illness affecting motor function. She revealed her diagnosis just before the 2022 Major League Baseball postseason.[8] She has continued to work for and record podcasts, doing so mostly from home. She has credited her work and the baseball community with helping her to cope with her diagnosis.[9]

Langs is formerly an avid jogger and ran three half-marathons while experiencing symptoms of what doctors later determined to be ALS.[5]


  1. "‎Ballpark Dimensions on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Marchand, Andrew (6 December 2022). "Inside Sarah Langs' inspiring ALS fight — which hasn't slowed her baseball media rise". New York Post. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gonzalez, Marcos. "UChicago Alum Sarah Langs Continues to Inspire Fans Around the Nation". Chicago Maroon. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  4. "Meet The College New Media Editors | The College | The University of Chicago | The University of Chicago". Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Buchanan, Zach (14 December 2022). "Faced with an ALS diagnosis, Sarah Langs — MLB's research star — keeps going". The Athletic. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  6. "All-women broadcast crew makes history". Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  7. Muratore, Elizabeth. "Langs' BBWAA honor couldn't be more fitting". Retrieved 13 May 2023.
  8. "". Twitter. Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  9. "Sarah Langs: "Baseball is really part of what has gotten me through all this" - Ben & Woods On Demand". KWFN-FM. Retrieved 14 May 2023.

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