Ken Jacobi (born 1986) currently resides in Connecticut and works for PepsiCo on the Capital Markets team in the Treasury department. He has a MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. In his spare time he enjoys running, and since college has completed eight marathons. "Going with the Pitch," was a project five years in the making and is Ken's first published book. He also runs the official book website (goingwiththepitch.com), and enjoys blogging and messaging on the various online outlets.
He can be reached at GoingwiththePitch@gmail.com
What are you working on next?
I just wrapped up a long process of revising Going with the Pitch and so now will just focus on the marketing aspect and my studies at NYU Stern School of Business. I think I might want to next explore the world of endurance running as told from "the 99%" (aka not the elite runners) at some point, but for now am content with sticking to baseball.
What gave you the inspiration to write this book? Why the second edition?
I realized throughout the process of playing college baseball that there was very little literature in the market about the actual experiences, and certainly nothing as told from the point of view of a player. I knew I had a lot to offer the next generation of student-athletes, their parents, coaches, and even fans and wanted to share it. I hope my stories of up and downs, and insights into baseball, help even a few future college players.
I wanted to approach the book with a bit more of a refined, and well balanced look. I spent the last two years going over the text and adding insight and interesting stories/view points where I could. I think when reading the new text, my fans will agree it is a major improvement.
This book, a four part chronicle beginning with my freshman year and culminating with senior year, offers an insider’s view into the life of a college athlete. As I share my experiences on the baseball diamond, in the classroom, and up in the dorm room, the entire college baseball experience comes to life in this personal "Road to Omaha".