Author Mitchell Nathanson discusses the life and legacy of former MLB superstar Dick Allen.
As war clouds gathered over Europe, baseball's first Jewish superstar took aim at Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. Ron Kaplan discusses that memorable season.
Marty Appel returns to the podcast to talk about his new biography of the legendary Old Perfessor.
In 1944, the lowly St. Louis Browns played in the World Series for the first and only time. Author Dave Heller tells us about that momentous season.
Should Jack Morris be in the Hall of Fame? How about Edgar Martinez? Barry Bonds? Jay Jaffe's new book takes a comprehensive look at baseball immortality.
Jonah Keri is here to talk about the crazy history of the Montreal Expos and the upcoming Hall of Fame induction of Tim Raines.
Mike Piazza was a superstar with the Dodgers but became an icon with the Mets. Greg Prince explains how.
Award-winning historian Larry Lester tells us about the legendary East-West All-Star Game, which featured the stars of the Negro Leagues.
Author Robert C. Trumpbour discusses his award-winning account of Houston's iconic Astrodome.
Let's take a trip back to the 1960s with John Florio, who explains how that turbulent decade changed the national pastime forever.
Richard Sandomir takes us behind the scenes of "The Pride of the Yankees," the classic 1942 movie starring Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig.
Chicago broadcaster David Kaplan discusses Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon's bold plan for a Chicago Cubs dynasty.
Author Ron Morris discusses how the minor-league Durham Bulls helped revitalize an old tobacco town in North Carolina.
One upon a time, the Dodgers and Reds had the best rivalry in baseball. Author Tom Van Riper talks about the glory years of Rose, Bench, Garvey and Cey.
It's a special Father's Day episode as Will Leitch discusses his book about fathers and sons in the new golden age of baseball.
Allan Simpson, founder of Baseball America, discusses the history of the MLB Draft.
For the first time, we talk about a work of fiction. Author Jeff Polman takes us back to San Francisco in 1958 for a whodunit centered on the Giants.
John Carvalho looks at the life and career of Ford Frick, who played a key role in Major League Baseball from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Stephanie Liscio tells us about the Negro League's Cleveland Buckeyes, the integration of the Indians and the role of the black press.
Author Derek Gentile ranks the greatest players of all time.
Author Dennis Snelling discusses the fascinating life and career of baseball's forgotten ambassador.
Award-winning NPR host Scott Simon talks about his lifelong love affair with the Chicago Cubs and his joy in finally seeing them win a World Series.
Let's get some religion as author Dan Schlossberg preaches about notes, nuggets, lists and legends from the world of baseball.
Author Steve Steinberg discusses the life and career of a pitcher who should be better remembered than he is.