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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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.


Mar 20, 2017

Award-winning author Paul Dickson talks about the legendary life of Leo 'The Lip' Durocher, baseball's most colorful character.

Mar 16, 2017

Author Joe Cox takes a look at MLB's most hard-luck fraternity — pitchers who ALMOST threw perfect games.

Mar 13, 2017

Debra A. Shattuck, associate professor of history at John Witherspoon College, discusses the role of women in baseball's early history.

Mar 9, 2017

Author Michael Leahy discusses his Casey Award-winning book about the Los Angeles Dodgers of the 1960s.

Mar 6, 2017

Meet the Swingin' A's of the 1970s, courtesy of best-selling author Jason Turbow.

Mar 2, 2017

Author Nicholas RW Henning tells us about baseball in Australia and previews the Aussie World Baseball Classic team.

Feb 27, 2017

Author Adam Henig tells us about a civil rights pioneer who helped force the integration of spring training in Florida.

Feb 23, 2017

Glenn Stout tells us about the deal that sent Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees and changed baseball forever.

Feb 20, 2017

How much does a baseball team's success enhance a player's reputation? Author Brandon Isleib has the answer.

Feb 16, 2017

With college baseball season starting, author Ryan McGee discusses his book about the College World Series.

Feb 13, 2017

Author Fred C. Harris discusses his classic 1973 ode to growing up (and collecting baseball cards) in the 1950s and 1960s.

Feb 9, 2017

Author Edward Achorn takes us back to the summer of 1883, when the American Association changed baseball forever.

Feb 6, 2017

Author Tim Wendel discusses how the world of baseball reacted to one of the most tumultuous years in American history.

Feb 2, 2017

Was Ty Cobb the violent, unhinged racist we imagine him to be? The legendary Georgia Peach was a more complex figure than that, author Charles Leerhsen says.

Jan 30, 2017

Travis Sawchik discusses how the Pittsburgh Pirates used advanced stats to end a 20-year streak of futility.

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