About us

Road Grays was an independent print-only publication about baseball. We launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018, and we announced the end of the magazine in 2021.

The magazine told original nonfiction stories from the world of baseball — from the sandlot to the majors, from the game’s early history to the present day. Recognizing that there were plenty of other places to turn for the latest news on stars, stats, and up-to-the-minute analysis, we decided to focus instead on the human stories behind the game, what it means to us as fans, and how it intersects with society and culture.

animation of sprerads from Road Grays magazine

Road Grays was a thoughtfully designed and beautifully illustrated print publication, printed on premium paper, free of advertising. All articles were exclusive to print, which invited a slower experience that readers could engage with more deeply — a chance to step away from our always-connected lives and explore stories that weren’t being told anywhere else.

On the strength of our first two issues, Road Grays was named one of the ten Best New Magazines of 2019 by Library Journal, and was a finalist for the Magazine Innovation Center’s Hottest Launch of 2019 award.

As of 2021 we are no longer publishing new issues. We’re grateful to everyone to who played a part in the magazine, whether as collaborators, backers, or readers.

—Austin Stahl, Editor & Creative Director