Welcome to Sports Stories, a project of Eric Nusbaum and Adam Villacin.

We write and illustrate stories at the intersection of sports and history, and send them to your inbox every Tuesday. We hope the stories will all be resonant, that they will be worth reading on their merit as stories alone, and that they leave you with some good residual vibes.

Sports Stories is completely free, but we ask readers who appreciate what we do and have the means to offer voluntary support to contribute via Substack’s payment system.

  • If you can contribute at least $5/month or $50/year we will send you a personalized Sports Stories postcard to say thanks. 

  • If you contribute $100/year, we will send you the postcard plus a special Sports Stories zine

  • You also have the option to support at any rate you want above $50/year.

Eric Nusbaum (words) is a writer based in Tacoma, Washington. He is the author of  the book Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between. He is also a former editor at VICE.

Adam Villacin (pictures) is an illustrator based in Joshua Tree, California. He has written, illustrated, and self-published roughly one hundred zines. He has worked with clients such as Nike, Jordan Brand, Adidas, Dr. Martens, and Fender -- in addition to editorial work for VICE and The Ringer. He’s also been drawing a musician every day for the last year and a half.

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Exploring sports and history at the intersection of everything. Written by Eric Nusbaum and illustrated by Adam Villacin. Tuesdays.