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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: September, 2019
Sep 24, 2019

Following the 1934 World Series, Cardinal aces Dizzy and Paul Dean set off on a 14-game barnstorming tour that saw them compete against such legendary Negro League stars as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Oscar Charleston. Award-winning author Phil S. Dixon joins us to discuss "the greatest barnstorming tour of all time" and how the white newspaper reporters covering the Deans missed the most important story.

Featured song: "Ramblin' On My Mind," Chris Thomas King.

Sep 16, 2019

Dale Murphy was one of the best, and most respected, players of the 1980s. Yet the former Braves star has not gotten close to being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Author Kirk McKnight joins us to discuss why he think Murph belongs in Cooperstown.

Featured song: "Do it Clean," Echo & the Bunnymen.

Sep 9, 2019

In 1992, nine MLB All-Stars "appeared" as themselves on a third season episode of "The Simpsons." In the 27 years since, "Homer at the Bat" has become one of the most remembered episodes of the classic animated TV series, beloved by generations of fans. Emily Hawks joins us to discuss Wade Boggs, Ken Griffey Jr. and the rest of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plants softball squad.

Featured song: "The Simpsons" Main Title Themes, Danny Elfman.

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