Baseball by the Book

A veteran baseball writer and editor explores the world of books about baseball through interviews with today's best baseball authors.
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Jun 22, 2017

Author Ron Morris discusses how the minor-league Durham Bulls helped revitalize an old tobacco town in North Carolina.

Jun 19, 2017

One upon a time, the Dodgers and Reds had the best rivalry in baseball. Author Tom Van Riper talks about the glory years of Rose, Bench, Garvey and Cey.

Jun 15, 2017

It's a special Father's Day episode as Will Leitch discusses his book about fathers and sons in the new golden age of baseball.

Jun 12, 2017

Allan Simpson, founder of Baseball America, discusses the history of the MLB Draft.

Jun 8, 2017

For the first time, we talk about a work of fiction. Author Jeff Polman takes us back to San Francisco in 1958 for a whodunit centered on the Giants.

Jun 5, 2017

John Carvalho looks at the life and career of Ford Frick, who played a key role in Major League Baseball from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Jun 1, 2017

Stephanie Liscio tells us about the Negro League's Cleveland Buckeyes, the integration of the Indians and the role of the black press.

May 29, 2017

Author Derek Gentile ranks the greatest players of all time. 





May 25, 2017

Author Dennis Snelling discusses the fascinating life and career of baseball's forgotten ambassador.

May 22, 2017

Award-winning NPR host Scott Simon talks about his lifelong love affair with the Chicago Cubs and his joy in finally seeing them win a World Series.

May 15, 2017

Let's get some religion as author Dan Schlossberg preaches about notes, nuggets, lists and legends from the world of baseball.

May 11, 2017

Author Steve Steinberg discusses the life and career of a pitcher who should be better remembered than he is.

May 8, 2017

Historian Adrian Burgos Jr. talks about his benchmark study on the history of Latino participation in baseball -- before and after the color line.

May 4, 2017

ESPN's Keith Law tells us about the old stats we should ignore and the new stats we should embrace.

May 1, 2017

Pete Rose. George Steinbrenner. The Black Sox. Veteran baseball scribe Hal Bock talks about baseball's blacklist.

Apr 27, 2017

Former professional pitcher Ila Jane Borders discusses her life and the challenges she faced being a woman pioneer in the baseball world.

Apr 24, 2017

Rick Ankiel tells us how he lost his ability to pitch due to a mysterious anxiety condition he still can't explain.

Apr 20, 2017

Hide the women and children: William C. Kashatus introduces us to the colorful, shaggy and unkempt 1993 Phillies.

Apr 17, 2017

Author Stacey May Fowles talks about how her love for the game of baseball saved her.

Apr 13, 2017

Author Kevin L. Mitchell discusses the Negro League era Baseball Hall of Famers selected as part of the historic 2006 class.

Apr 10, 2017

Former MLB pitcher John D'Acquisto tells us about his never-dull life and career.

Apr 6, 2017

Photographer Tabitha Soren joins us to discuss her new book chronicling the lives and careers of 10 members of the Oakland A's 2002 draft class.

Apr 3, 2017

It had to happen: Baseball book expert Ron Kaplan talks to Baseball by the Book about baseball books. Meta!

Mar 30, 2017

Shawn Krest helps us explore the best, worst and most interesting trades in Major League Baseball history.

Mar 27, 2017

Author Josh Pahigian takes us on a tour of ballpark wonders from the minors to the majors.


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