99 episodes

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

Baseball by the Book Justin McGuire

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 611 Ratings

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

    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
    Episode 323: "Not an Easy Tale to Tell"

    Episode 323: "Not an Easy Tale to Tell"

    Raph Carhart joins us to discuss a new SABR collection that looks at how Jackie Robinson's legacy has been reflected and shaped by pop culture and literature. He gives his thoughts on "The Jackie Robinson Story," "42," plus a Broadway play, a comic book, children's books, TV movies and much more. 

    • 47 min
    Episode 322: "Whispers of the Gods"

    Episode 322: "Whispers of the Gods"

    Author Peter Golenbock joins us to discuss his new oral history collection, which includes more than a dozen interviews with former baseball players conducted over the course of five decades. From Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Roy Campanella to journeyman like Ellis Clary and Kirby Higbe, the players, all now deceased, bring a long-gone era of baseball back to life. 

    • 40 min
    Episode 321: "Red Barber"

    Episode 321: "Red Barber"

    We're in the catbird seat as author James R. Walker joins us to discuss his biography of legendary baseball broadcaster Red Barber. 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
611 Ratings

611 Ratings

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.

OscarHarley ,

Excellent podcast

I really enjoy these podcasts. I am a life long baseball fan, but I always learn something even if I had already read the book. Excellent interviews.

Timwaynechrist13 ,

One of the Best

Justin keep it up buddy , these podcasts are a great listen and provide a lot of history and a different perspective on a great game . My favor episodes so far, Root for the home team and Tinkers to Evers to Chance . Thanks again can’t wait for more . Always,

And good to have a ya back.

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