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Benjamin Block is a sports columnist in New York and Block's Corner is your home for interesting, unique and exclusive conversations with athletes and industry leaders.

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Benjamin Block is a sports columnist in New York and Block's Corner is your home for interesting, unique and exclusive conversations with athletes and industry leaders.

    AUDIO article: Amir Khan Triumphs Over Pride and Prejudice

    AUDIO article: Amir Khan Triumphs Over Pride and Prejudice

    About a year ago I secured an exclusive interview (for Playboy) with British-Pakistani prizefighter Amir Khan hours before he would go on to challenge WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford at Madison Square Garden. Our conversation was intended to be about the upcoming fight, but it shifted toward what Khan confessed is a much bigger fight outside of the ring.

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    Happy reading and happy listening!

    • 8 min
    Mike and the Mad Dog: An Oral History

    Mike and the Mad Dog: An Oral History

    About four years ago I secured an exclusive interview (for VICE) with Mike Francesa and Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo of the now defunct Mike and the Mad Dog radio program on WFAN in New York. For your listening pleasure, I have gone back and recorded myself reading the article, along with soundbites from everyone I interviewed for the piece.  

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    Happy reading and happy listening!

    • 21 min
    Audio article of 100-year Anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League

    Audio article of 100-year Anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League

    Appearing in the April 2020 issue of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's magazine, Memories and Dreams, is a featured article that I wrote commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League. In telling this unique and historically important story, I was aided by filmmaker Ken Burns, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Bob Kendrick and baseball radio host Ed Randall.

    Because the magazine is available to subscribers only, please visit my Twitter and Instagram @Blockscorner to view a pdf of the article.

    Thank you for your support and I hope this article helps raise awareness and appreciation. But most of all, I hope you enjoy!

    • 12 min
    My conversation with Jim Leyritz

    My conversation with Jim Leyritz

    Former New York Yankee and two-time World Series champion and postseason legend Jim Leyritz joined me to evaluate the acquisition of Gerrit Cole and the rest of the Yankees offseason moves, as well as share stories about his playing days, perseverance and what he’s up to now. It's truly an inspirational conversation and one that I hope you enjoy.  Please also SUBSCRIBE and leave a review!

    • 1 hr 20 min
    My conversation with ESPN's Coley Harvey

    My conversation with ESPN's Coley Harvey

    ESPN’s Coley Harvey, who is in his second season as beat writer for the New York Yankees, joined me from spring training in Tampa, Florida to breakdown the new-look Yankees of 2019. I hope you enjoy the conversation and please SUBSCRIBE and leave a review! 

    • 56 min
    My conversation with Bob Canobbio

    My conversation with Bob Canobbio

    CompuBox co-creator and President Bob Canobbio joined me to talk about how his love of boxing and pursuit of a career in sports manifested in the birth of the punch tracker fight fans have come to know at CompuBox. It’s a conversation full of great stories and a must-listen for any boxing fan. I hope you enjoy!

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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Big Hachet ,

Block’s Corner

Block’s Corner has a great host who is prepared and gets interesting guests from baseball to boxing to movies. Highly recommended for any sports fan especially in the NY NJ area.

Barnard1 ,

Block’s Corner

This was a great, engaging, insightful interview
With Jon Wertheim from Sports Illustrated.
Looking forward to following Block’s Corner for more ....

Really enjoyed your interview with Ben Reiter from Sports Illustrated. Very compelling story about the Houston Astros... great
Interview... Looking forward to hearing more!

jl91181 ,

What a treat! Great interview!

Tennis fans, check this out! I loved listening to this conversation. Benjamin Block has a great interview style: engaging and informative. Keep the interviews coming!

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