100 episodes

A veteran baseball journalist interviews today's best baseball authors about their books.

Baseball by the Book Justin McGuire

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A veteran baseball journalist interviews today's best baseball authors about their books.

    Episode 237: "The Greatest Game Ever Pitched"

    Episode 237: "The Greatest Game Ever Pitched"

    On July 2, 1963, future Hall of Famers Warren Spahn and Juan Marichal faced off in an epic pitcher's duel that lasted 16 innings. In a game full of stars and decided by one run, each hurler tossed more than 200 pitches. Jim Kaplan joins us to discuss a game that has attained legendary status over the years.

    • 38 min
    Episode 236: "The Chalmers Race"

    Episode 236: "The Chalmers Race"

    In 1910, the race for the American League batting race between superstars Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie became a national obsession. Author Rick Huhn joins us to explain why the bizarre ending of the race remains controversial 110 years later.

    • 56 min
    Episode 235: "Infield Fly Rule is in Effect"

    Episode 235: "Infield Fly Rule is in Effect"

    Author and legal expert Howard Wasserman joins us to discuss the history and controversy of baseball's most misunderstood rule, the Infield Fly Rule. Drawing on interviews with experts, legal arguments and a study of every infield fly play in eight Major League seasons, Wasserman tells the complete story of the rule. 

    • 55 min
    Episode 234: "Sandy Koufax"

    Episode 234: "Sandy Koufax"

    Author Jane Leavy joins us to talk about her classic biography of Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax. Leavy discusses the legendary lefty's Hall of Famer career, his aversion to the spotlight, his Jewishness, his 1965 perfect game and more.

    • 55 min
    Episode 233: "The Hidden Language of Baseball"

    Episode 233: "The Hidden Language of Baseball"

    The Houston Astros are paying a big price for stealing signs, but author Paul Dickson says sign stealing has been going on since baseball's earliest days. Dickson joins us to discuss the rich legacy of baseball's oft-controversial hidden language.

    • 46 min
    Episode 232: "Chief Bender's Burden"

    Episode 232: "Chief Bender's Burden"

    Chief Bender, the greatest Native American in baseball history, played his Hall of Fame career facing a kind of pressure few other players could even imagine. Author Tom Swift joins us to discuss his award-winning account of Bender's remarkable life.

    • 45 min

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Great listen - Interesting discussions about some great books!

Very enjoyable extra discussions and stories for great reads.

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