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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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Feb 16, 2017

With college baseball season starting, author Ryan McGee discusses his book about the College World Series.

Feb 13, 2017

Author Fred C. Harris discusses his classic 1973 ode to growing up (and collecting baseball cards) in the 1950s and 1960s.

Feb 9, 2017

Author Edward Achorn takes us back to the summer of 1883, when the American Association changed baseball forever.

Feb 6, 2017

Author Tim Wendel discusses how the world of baseball reacted to one of the most tumultuous years in American history.

Feb 2, 2017

Was Ty Cobb the violent, unhinged racist we imagine him to be? The legendary Georgia Peach was a more complex figure than that, author Charles Leerhsen says.

Jan 30, 2017

Travis Sawchik discusses how the Pittsburgh Pirates used advanced stats to end a 20-year streak of futility.

Jan 26, 2017

The veteran baseball scribe discusses how he tracked down numerous tales to see if they were true.

Jan 23, 2017

Was 1908 the greatest year in baseball history? Author Cait Murphy says it was.

Jan 19, 2017

MLB Network's Brian Kenny takes us inside baseball's sabermetric revolution.

Jan 16, 2017

Not everybody in the Baseball Hall of Fame is famous. Author David Fleitz tells us about some of the Hall's more obscure members.

Jan 9, 2017

Josh Wilker shares the story of his unconventional and hilarious childhood through Topps baseball cards from the 1970s.

Jan 5, 2017

Ben Lindbergh talks about his experiences trying to apply sabermetric principles while running the operations of an independent league baseball team.

Jan 3, 2017

Biographer Doug Wilson discusses the life and career of legendary Baltimore Orioles third baseman Brooks Robinson.

Dec 30, 2016

Author Lincoln Mitchell discusses the challenges MLB faces in the 21st century, including globalization, declining youth participation and the end of TV.

Dec 27, 2016

Noted author and historian Marty Appel discusses Mike 'King' Kelly, the most colorful baseball superstar of the 19th century.

Dec 19, 2016

Author Dan Epstein takes us back to the funky summer of 1976, when Mark Fidrych and 'The Bad News Bears' reigned supreme.

Dec 15, 2016

Authors Kevin Reavy and Ryan Spaeder talk about why Cal Ripken was better than Derek Jeter, how awesome Tim Raines was and why Wade Boggs was even greater than you remembe

Dec 12, 2016

Author Jeremy Lehrman discusses the history of baseball's MVP awards and looks at some of the most controversial choices, including Andre Dawson, Dennis Eckersley and Johnny Evers.

Dec 5, 2016

We talk to author Jeff Katz about the 1981 baseball strike, which he says "saved baseball." Other topics: Fernandomania, George Steinbrenner and the Baseball Hall of Fame candidacy of Marvin Miller.

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