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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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.

Jul 20, 2017

Should Jack Morris be in the Hall of Fame? How about Edgar Martinez? Barry Bonds? Jay Jaffe's new book takes a comprehensive look at baseball immortality. 

Jul 17, 2017

Jonah Keri is here to talk about the crazy history of the Montreal Expos and the upcoming Hall of Fame induction of Tim Raines.

Jul 13, 2017

Mike Piazza was a superstar with the Dodgers but became an icon with the Mets. Greg Prince explains how.

Jul 10, 2017

Award-winning historian Larry Lester tells us about the legendary East-West All-Star Game, which featured the stars of the Negro Leagues.

Jul 6, 2017

Author Robert C. Trumpbour discusses his award-winning account of Houston's iconic Astrodome.

Jul 3, 2017

Let's take a trip back to the 1960s with John Florio, who explains how that turbulent decade changed the national pastime forever.

Jun 29, 2017

Richard Sandomir takes us behind the scenes of "The Pride of the Yankees," the classic 1942 movie starring Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig. 

Jun 26, 2017

Chicago broadcaster David Kaplan discusses Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon's bold plan for a Chicago Cubs dynasty.

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.

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