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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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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 25, 2019

For five decades, Joe Cronin had a front-row seat for some of the biggest events in baseball history. Author Mark Armour joins us to discuss the remarkable baseball life of the Hall of Fame shortstop who became American League president.

Featured song: "Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)," The Byrds.

Feb 18, 2019

Author Doug Wilson returns to the podcast to talk about his new biography of the legendary Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. The Hall of Fame sluggers was a more complicated personality than his sunny reputation would suggest, Wilson says. 

Featured song: "Boom Boom," John Lee Hooker.

Feb 11, 2019

Author Jonathan Eig joins us to discuss his Casey Award-winning biography of legendary Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig. Eig conducted dozens of new interviews and relied on hundreds of pages of previously letters to tell the story off baseball's Iron Horse.

Featured song: "Lucky Man," the Verve. 

Feb 4, 2019

In October 1981, Rick Monday of the Dodgers hit a home run that broke the hearts of Expos fans  and changed the course of the Montreal franchise forever. Danny Gallagher joins us to talk about that infamous homer and its long-lasting repercussions. 

Featured song: "I Don't Like Mondays," the Boomtown Rats. 

 

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