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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 30, 2018

Over the last 50 years, Kevin Keating has collected tens of thousands of baseball autographs -- and forged countless relationships with baseball greats. He joins us to discuss his remarkable pursuit of signatures and how it has affected his life.

Aug 27, 2018

On a Sunday afternoon in August 1965, Giants pitcher Juan Marichal struck Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with his bat. Author John Rosengren explains how the violent confrontation would continue to affect both men -- for bad and good -- for the rest of their lives. 

Aug 23, 2018

Author Lew Freedman joins us to discuss the life and legacy of legendary lefty Warren Spahn, one of baseball's greatest pitchers. 

Aug 20, 2018

During the 1890s, Cleveland was home to the rowdiest, fightingest, most hated baseball team in the National League. David Fleitz tells us about the club that gave us Cy Young and ended as the worst team in the game's history. 

Aug 13, 2018

Orioles Magic, feel it happen. From 1979 to 1983, Baltimore was baseball's model franchise, winning two pennants and a World Series while fielding competitive teams each year. Author Charles Kupfer joins us to discuss that remarkable era. 

Aug 9, 2018

The Astros went from national laughingstock to World Series champions in a few short seasons. Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated joins us to discuss how Houston succeeded by sticking to a sometimes-controversial master plan. 

Aug 6, 2018

America's entry into World War I in 1917 had a major impact on professional baseball, including both the major leagues and the minors. Author Jim Leeke joins us to talk about the national pastime during the Great War. 

Aug 2, 2018

Author Alex Irvine takes us on a graphic and fun-filled trip through the history of the national pastime. Along the way we meet Abner Doubleday, Charlie Pride, Walt Whitman and even Jack Kerouac. 

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