99 episodes

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

Baseball by the Book Justin McGuire

    • Baseball
    • 4.8 • 566 Ratings

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

    Episode 289: "Just Like Me"

    Episode 289: "Just Like Me"

    Even the pros were once kids on the sandlot. Author Kelly G. Park talked to 18 former ballplayers about their experiences playing youth baseball. He joins us to discuss what he learned from his interviews with Boog Powell, Lou Piniella, Lou Whitaker, Fergie Jenkins and many others.
    Park's website: www.justlikemethebook.com
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    • 47 min
    Episode 288: "The New York Mets in Popular Culture"

    Episode 288: "The New York Mets in Popular Culture"

    From "The Odd Couple" to "City Slickers" to "The West Wing," the Amazin' Mets have been at the center of pop culture. Author David Krell joins us to discuss Dave Kingman, Casey Stengel, the Beatles' legendary Shea Stadium concert and more.
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    • 50 min
    Episode 287: "Zack Wheat"

    Episode 287: "Zack Wheat"

    Zack Wheat was among the greatest players in the history of the Brooklyn Dodgers, one of baseball's most storied teams. So why has the Hall of Fame outfielder been largely forgotten? Author Jon Niese joins us to discuss the life and career of the hard-hitting lefty.
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    • 43 min
    Episode 286: "Where Nobody Knows Your Name"

    Episode 286: "Where Nobody Knows Your Name"

    Triple-A baseball. So close the Show, yet so far away. Best-selling author John Feinstein spent the 2012 season traveling to Durham, Pawtucket, Lehigh Vally, Norfolk and points in between to tell the story of a group of men living on the cusp of a dream.
    Feinstein joins us to discuss former World Series hero Scott Podsednik; veteran manager Charlie Montoya; career minor leaguer Jon Lindsey; one-time All-Star Nate McLouth and more. 
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    • 50 min
    Episode 285: "Tom Seaver"

    Episode 285: "Tom Seaver"

    For generations of fans, Tom Seaver was the Mets: A charismatic superstar pitcher who led the franchise to the heights of glory. Despite that, the Hall of Famer had a strained relationship with the team that twice let him go under controversial circumstances. Veteran journalist Bill Madden joins us to discuss the remarkable life of the man called Tom Terrific. 
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    • 59 min
    Episode 284: "The Baseball Talmud"

    Episode 284: "The Baseball Talmud"

    Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg? Or maybe Lou Boudreau? It's a special Hanukkah episode as author Howard Megdal joins us to debate the greatest Jewish baseball players of all time, from Lip Pike to Alex Bregman. Find out why Ryan Braun has hurt his standing, why Rod Carew doesn't make the list and why one former player belongs in the International Clown Hall of Fame.
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
566 Ratings

566 Ratings

Jack Berens ,

In Justin We Trust

I love this podcast.

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Please just answer the question.

I’ve tried 3 different episodes and I didn’t last more than minutes with any of them. Every guest is quite knowledgeable but they talk endlessly. It’s as if they like to hear themselves talk. Great subject matter but I can’t do it.

JIKJen ,

For the person that counts the days until Spring Training

This podcast is a great listen for anyone finding themselves counting down the number of days until baseball comes back. In all seriousness, Justin has interesting and engaging conversations with a variety of authors. The podcast is easy to listen to, and often gets me searching at my library for my next book to read.

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