For more than four decades, the Birmingham Black Barons were one of the premier teams in all of black baseball. Author William J. Plott joins us to discuss the legacy of the team that helped launch the careers of Satchel Paige, Willie Mays and others.
Featured song: "Frosty," Albert Collins.
In late 1926, the baseball world was rocked after allegations emerged that superstars Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker had thrown a game seven years earlier. Author Ian Kahanowitz joins us to discuss the Dutch Leonard Affair, which almost destroyed the game itself.
Featured song: "You Better You Bet," the Who.
Ruth vs. Williams. Jeter vs. Nomar. Boggs vs. A-Rod. For more than a century, the Yankees and Red Sox have battled for baseball supremacy. Authors Bill Nowlin and David Fischer join us to take an in-depth, position-by-position look at the greatest rivalry in sports.
Featured song: "My Rival," Alex Chilton.
In the tumultuous year of 1969, the lowly Washington Senators shocked the baseball world by posting their first (and only) winning season. Led by manager Ted Williams and stars like Frank Howard and Dick Bosman, the team won a permanent place in the hearts of fans in the nation's capital. Stephen J. Walker joins us to discuss that memorable season.
Featured song: "Good Times, Bad Times," Led Zeppelin.