New York Sports Tours
 

New York Sports Tours LLC was founded to preserve the history of sports in Greater New York. 

The company's midtown Manhattan sports history experience is the first of several planned tours in the Greater New York area that will share entertaining stories of the people, places and things that have, through sports, helped shape culture and society in the region and beyond.


Management and Story Team

New York Sports Tours' Kevin O'Keefe (left) with tour guests at the 69th Regiment Armory, the first home arena of professional basketball's New York Knicks

New York Sports Tours' Kevin O'Keefe (left) with tour guests at the 69th Regiment Armory, the first home arena of professional basketball's New York Knicks

Former New York Times sports editor Neil Amdur (left) and a tour guest during mid-tour lunch at Keens Steakhouse

Former New York Times sports editor Neil Amdur (left) and a tour guest during mid-tour lunch at Keens Steakhouse


  • Jordan Sprechman

    Sprechman has been an official scorer for Major League Baseball, at Mets and Yankees home games, since 2000.

    The English-language public-address announcer at the tennis venue at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, he has written or edited seven sports history books, including (with the late Bill Shannon) This Day in New York Sports.

    A native New Yorker and a managing director at a Fortune 500 financial services firm in Manhattan, Sprechman is a graduate of Columbia’s College and Law School, and holds a Masters of Law degree in Taxation from New York University.
     



  • Kevin O'Keefe

    A management and marketing professional, journalist and producer based in Manhattan, O'Keefe has served as an executive or consultant for leagues, teams, athletes snd sponsors in many sports. 

    O'Keefe is the author of a nonfiction bestseller, The Average American, optioned by Fox TV Studios. His articles have been published in The New York TimesESPN The Magazine and other popular outlets.

    A former all-America athlete from Connecticut, O'Keefe has raced the New York City Marathon in 2:38:27, finishing 216th overall. He serves as a volunteer youth-sports coach in the city.


  • Story Team

    The first New York Sports Tours experience follows a story — titled New York Game Changers — researched and developed by Jordan Sprechman and Kevin O'Keefe.

    Neil Amdur and Mary Carillo provided input on the story.

    A noted author-producer, Amdur served as sports editor of The New York Times for 12 years.

    Carillo, a celebrated television reporter, has twice received broadcast media's Peabody Award.

    In developing the story, the team prioritized historical accuracy and analyzed hundreds of original sources for the tour content.