In 2009, the New York Yankees were a franchise in transition. Mark Feinsand and Bryan Hoch join us to discuss how the new-look Bronx Bombers managed to win one final World Series with the Core Four of Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera.
Featured Song: "Empire State of Mind," Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys.
Edgar Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday, completing an unlikely journey from Puerto Rico to Cooperstown. Larry Stone, who co-authored Martinez's autobiography, joins us to discuss the life and career of the legendary Mariners designated hitter.
Featured song: "Viva! Sea Tac," Robyn Hitchcock.
Authors Jeremy Frank and Jim Passon join us to discuss their new book, which focuses on "the baseball stats you never thought to look for" from the 19th century through the Deadball Era.
Featured song: "I Can't Hide," Flamin' Groovies.
Ruth. Gehrig. DiMaggio. Mantle. Costanza? For decades, the New York Yankees have been at the forefront of American popular culture, from movies to TV to music. David Krell returns to the podcast to discuss Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Damn Yankees, Simon & Garfunkel and more.
Featured song: "New York, New York," Frank Sinatra.
Big Ed Delahanty, a slugging, hard-drinking outfielder, was one of baseball's top superstars in the 1890s. But 116 years later, his death remains shrouded in mystery. Author Mike Sowell returns to the podcast to discuss Delahanty and the baseball wars of the late 19th century.
To get a copy of the out-of-print book for $10, email Sowell at sowellm1 (at) mac.com.
Featured song: "Mystery Train," Little Junior's Blue Flames.