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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Oct 19, 2017

We travel back to October 1903 to learn about the first World Series with historian Louis Masur.

Oct 16, 2017

Thomas Whalen takes us back to the Summer of Love, when the Red Sox and Cardinals ruled the baseball world.

Oct 12, 2017

Find out the truth behind Bobby Thomson's legendary home run with author Joshua Prager.

Oct 9, 2017

Why were the Cubbies so bad for so long? Author Rich Cohen tries to solve that mystery as he looks back at more than 100 years of baseball history on Chicago's North Side.

Oct 5, 2017

Meet the 1973-75 Texas Rangers, one of the worst teams in baseball history, courtesy of veteran writer Mike Shropshire.

Oct 2, 2017

Bill Buckner. Donnie Moore. Dave Henderson. Gary Carter. Author Mike Sowell takes us back to the unbelievable 1986 MLB postseason.

Sep 28, 2017

Author Eric Kabakoff takes us on a tour of every major league ballpark.

Sep 25, 2017

Author Alan Maimon discusses the life and career of new Baseball Hall of Famer Tim Raines. 

Sep 21, 2017

Author Mark Armour traces the history of baseball front offices from the Deadball era to the present.

Sep 18, 2017

Who are the greatest fielders in baseball history? Author Michael Humphreys has the answers.

Sep 14, 2017

Let's take a look at the weird world of baseball on the fringe with author Scott Simkus. 

Sep 11, 2017

John Thorn, the official historian of MLB, talks about the hidden early history of America's national pastime.

Sep 7, 2017

Joe Posnanski discusses his award-winning book about his relationship with the legendary Buck O'Neil.

Aug 31, 2017

Kevin Cook discusses the memorable 1947 Word Series, the first to feature an African-American player and the first to be televised.

Aug 28, 2017

In 1981, the Pawtucket Red Sox and Rochester Red Wings played the longest game in professional baseball history. Dan Barry tells us about that extraordinary game. 

Aug 24, 2017

Get ready for some kid's stuff with author Michael Turner.

Aug 21, 2017

While its teams were winning titles during the Depression, Detroit was in the midst of something much darker. Tom Stanton explains.

Aug 17, 2017

Wild Thing, this episode makes our heart sing. Jonathan Knight gives us the inside story of the beloved baseball comedy movie.

Aug 14, 2017

Author Ronald T. Waldo tells us about some of the unforgettable characters from one of baseball's greatest decades.

Aug 10, 2017

Veteran Baltimore sportswriter John Eisenberg joins us to discuss Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken and baseball's iron man record. 

Aug 7, 2017

James Sturm talks about his classic graphic novel about a Jewish barnstorming baseball team in the 1920s.

Aug 3, 2017

Author Mitchell Nathanson discusses the life and legacy of former MLB superstar Dick Allen.

Jul 31, 2017

As war clouds gathered over Europe, baseball's first Jewish superstar took aim at Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Ron Kaplan discusses that memorable season.

Jul 27, 2017

Marty Appel returns to the podcast to talk about his new biography of the legendary Old Perfessor. 

Jul 24, 2017

In 1944, the lowly St. Louis Browns played in the World Series for the first and only time. Author Dave Heller tells us about that momentous season.

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