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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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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.

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.

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