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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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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.

Jan 26, 2017

The veteran baseball scribe discusses how he tracked down numerous tales to see if they were true.

Jan 23, 2017

Was 1908 the greatest year in baseball history? Author Cait Murphy says it was.

Jan 19, 2017

MLB Network's Brian Kenny takes us inside baseball's sabermetric revolution.

Jan 16, 2017

Not everybody in the Baseball Hall of Fame is famous. Author David Fleitz tells us about some of the Hall's more obscure members.

Jan 9, 2017

Josh Wilker shares the story of his unconventional and hilarious childhood through Topps baseball cards from the 1970s.

Jan 5, 2017

Ben Lindbergh talks about his experiences trying to apply sabermetric principles while running the operations of an independent league baseball team.

Jan 3, 2017

Biographer Doug Wilson discusses the life and career of legendary Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson.

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