About Mike Ashmore

Mike Ashmore is in his second season as the Trenton Titans beat writer for The Trentonian, but brings 11 years of experience to the press box.  He’s perhaps best known for his coverage of the Trenton Thunder, but is also gaining recognition for his work as the ECHL’s national alumni feature writer.

He also serves as the Democrat’s beat writer for the Atlantic League’s Somerset Patriots and Trentonian beat writer for the Princeton Tigers men’s hockey team, and also covered the ECHL’s Trenton Devils for three seasons before they folded and wrote for the SIFL’s Trenton Steel for their lone season in 2011, traveling with the team to all road games.

Ashmore has covered over 1,165 professional games in 17 different states and interviewed everyone from World Series and Super Bowl MVP’s to WWE Hall of Famers and even Donald Trump.  He’s covered six championship teams, three cycles, three no-hitters, a triple play and has interviewed over 450 Major League Baseball players, including 11 Hall of Famers.

He’s also covered eight different MLB teams on occasion, including the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals.  Ashmore covered the 2011 MLB All-Star Game, as well as six MLB playoff series in his career (2009 ALDS, 2010 ALDS, 2010 ALCS, 2011 ALDS, 2012 ALDS and 2012 ALDS), and two Futures Games (2008 and 2011).

In addition, Ashmore has covered the New York Rangers, New York Giants, New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators, the UFC and countless minor league teams, as well as the 2012 AHL All-Star Game in Atlantic City.

Ashmore most notably covered the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals in both Newark and Los Angeles for both The Trentonian and Los Angeles Daily News.  He also covered the previous three rounds of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Newark and Manhattan for ECHL.com and The Trentonian.  He was recently published in The Hockey News and has become a regular contributor to the internationally-read publication of late.

He’s been interviewed on WFAN three times, his videos have been seen on MLB Network and ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and his name and photos have appeared anywhere from ESPN’s Sportscenter to The New York Times to MLB.com.  His byline has also been seen on NBA.com, The Star-Ledger and the Times Union (Albany, NY) to name a few.  He co-hosted a sports talk radio show on WDVR and in addition to appearing on countless pre and post-game radio shows, has previously provided color analysis for Atlantic League games on WCTC.  He was also visible during HBO’s documentary of Derek Jeter’s chase of his 3,000th hit.

He can be reached via e-mail at mashmore98 AT gmail.com.  Follow him on Twitter: @mashmore98 and view his popular YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/mashmore98 for a plentiful supply of baseball and hockey videos.

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2 Responses to “About Mike Ashmore”

  1. Facewash21 Says:

    Hey Mike,

    I’ve been a fan for a while now and think you are a good writer who knows your stuff. You are really the only one good enough to cover the Titans in the papers and do a great job. Congrats on writing for THN, the article on military players was sick. I used to be on the ECHL Off-Ice crew down in Trenton and I’d bump into you every once in a awhile. I graduated college last year with a BS degree in COMM. I did a bunch of stuff for the college’s radio station including hockey broadcasts of our Division 3 team. It would be cool to one day work as a play-by-play guy for a hockey team. I also hosted numerous music shows at the station. I’ve benn doing a Youtube hockey show as well. I don’t want to bother you with anything, but if you have any contacts in this area, could you send them my way or vice versa? I’ve been in touch with Dobos a couple of times and became almsot deaf from listening to him on the air. I don’t want to sound like an asshole begging on the street but I love the game and hope to be involved in it someway. Thanks for your time.

    Rob Smyth

  2. tdevils Says:

    Hey Rob, I remember you for sure and I’m pretty sure I still see you at games every now and then, both Trenton and Princeton…shoot me an e-mail at mashmore98 AT gmail.com and I’ll see what I can do for you. I’m not as connected as I may seem, but I always do my best to help out when I can.

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