Forty years ago, Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock caused a sensation with "The Bronx Zoo," a rowdy, foul-mouthed look at the Yankees' tumultuous 1978 season. Golenbock joins us to look back at the classic book and its enduring legacy.
Featured song: "Go Mental," the Ramones.
Author Chris Zantow joins us to discuss how car dealer Bud Selig and a group of Milwaukee citizens led the effort to bring a major league team back to the city following the departure of the Braves for Atlanta. Along the way, Selig & Co. ran into stiff opposition from baseball's power brokers, who didn't see Milwaukee as a viable market.
In 1978, San Francisco was shaken by the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk and the massacre at Jonestown. Meanwhile, the city's punk rock scene exploded and Vida Blue, Jack Clark and the Giants provided an unexpected pennant race. Lincoln Mitchell joins us to tie it all together.