99 episodes

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

Baseball by the Book Justin McGuire

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 618 Ratings

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

    Episode 329: "Major League Baseball Players of the 1970s"

    Episode 329: "Major League Baseball Players of the 1970s"

    Let's remember some guys.
    Author Bill Ballew joins us to discuss his new biographical dictionary of every MLB player who debuted in the 1970s — all 1,312 of them, from Don Aase to Richie Zisk. Ballew spent decades researching and writing this massive collection. 

    • 33 min
    Episode 328: "Baseball's Brief Lives"

    Episode 328: "Baseball's Brief Lives"

    Steven Goldman joins us to discuss his collection of essays inspired by his podcast The Infinite Inning. From Pete Rose and Henry Aaron to Ski Melillo and Pee-Wee Wanninger, Goldman explores the interconnectedness of baseball and the greater world. 

    • 45 min
    Episode 327: "Beauty at Short"

    Episode 327: "Beauty at Short"

    Author Tom Alecia joins us to discuss the remarkable life and career of Dave "Beauty" Bancroft, one of baseball's most unlikely Hall of Famers. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 326: "Stumbling Around the Bases"

    Episode 326: "Stumbling Around the Bases"

    Author Andy McCue joins us to discuss how the American League mismanaged integration and expansion, allowing the National League to forge ahead in attendance and prestige.

    • 49 min
    Episode 325: "Intentional Balk"

    Episode 325: "Intentional Balk"

    Mark Armour joins us to discuss the history of cheating in baseball, from the 19th century to current issues like electronic sign stealing and Spider Tack.

    • 39 min
    Episode 324: "Stolen Dreams"

    Episode 324: "Stolen Dreams"

    In 1955, a group of Black Little Leaguers in South Carolina was denied a chance to play for the chamlpionship because of the color of their skin. Author Chris Lamb joins us to discuss the heartbreaking story of the Cannon Street All-Stars and youth baseball's civil war. 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
618 Ratings

618 Ratings

Walter 1971 ,

Such an awesome Podcast

First of all, I never knew this many baseball books existed and I am a well read baseball fanatic. Secondly, these interviews are so intelligently put together that the listener is able to really get a full feel of the subject matter. Finally, Please listen to this pod so he keeps making more episodes. I can only go back so far to listen to older episodes. New content is a must.

One of my favorite podcasts for sure.

yoga.aha ,

Soulful Baseball

Baseball by the Book delves deep into the heart of play. Bunt, Single, Double, Triple, Home Run! This podcast covers all the bases! And even some that I didn’t even know about, more and more.... The new intro music is cool. ...

Tracer2134 ,

Great Podcast

I really enjoy this podcasts. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys baseball from any era. I especially enjoy episodes on the older eras of baseball, hearing stories of baseball’s legends are great. Highly recommend to any baseball fan.

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