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Episodes

Episode 148: "The Presidents and the Pastime"

7/16/2018
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From Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump, the American presidency has been inextricably linked to the American game. Veteran author Curt Smith tells us the history of two venerable national institutions.

Duration:00:48:08

Episode 147: "The Age of Ruth and Landis"

7/9/2018
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Author David George Surdam explains how Babe Ruth,Kenesaw Mountain Landis and others fueled a tumultuous but prosperous decade for the national pastime.

Duration:00:44:22

Episode 146: "Home of the Braves"

7/2/2018
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The Milwaukee Braves set attendance records, won a World Series and became beloved in Wisconsin after moving from Boston in the 1950s. A decade later, the team was gone. Author Patrick W. Steele joins us to discuss how things went so wrong so fast.

Duration:00:44:06

Episode 145: "The Page Fence Giants"

6/25/2018
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Author Mitch Lutzke joins us to discuss a pioneering championship African-American baseball team that has been largely forgotten.

Duration:00:49:12

Episode 144: "Insight Pitch"

6/18/2018
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Former major league closer Skip Lockwood joins us to share memories of his career, which included stops in Kansas City, Seattle, Milwaukee and New York. Along the way, he crossed paths with legendary figures like Charlie O. Finley, Jim Bouton, Bud Selig and Satchel Paige.

Duration:00:48:53

Episode 143: "City of Dreams"

6/14/2018
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Jerald Podair joins us to discuss his award-winning book recounting the amazing story of the building of Dodger Stadium and the birth of modern Los Angeles.

Duration:00:43:33

Episode 142: "The Last Best League"

6/11/2018
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The Cape Cod Baseball League is the best summer college league in the world and counts among its alumni such names as Kris Bryant, Buster Posey and Jeff Bagwell. Author Jim Collins joins us to discuss his classic account of the league's 2002 season.

Duration:00:45:26

Episode 141: "Breaking Babe Ruth"

6/7/2018
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Was Babe Ruth really just an overgrown kid of limited intellect? Author Ed Wehrle argues the Bambino in fact represented such a threat to the status quo that organized baseball worked for decades to discredit him.

Duration:00:45:09

Episode 140: "Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond"

6/4/2018
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Davey Johnson was a successful player and manager who led a Forrest Gump-like baseball life, says our guest, author Erik Sherman. Sherman collaborated with Johnson on his new autobiography/

Duration:00:49:36

Episode 139: "The Cloudbuster Nine"

5/31/2018
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In the summer of the 1943, Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Johnny Sain and other MLB stars played on maybe the greatest team you've never heard of. Anne R. Keene takes us on a tour of the remarkable Navy training school in Chapel Hill, N.C. and introduces us to the Cloudbuster Nine.

Duration:00:44:19

Episode 138: "Alou"

5/24/2018
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Felipe Alou, the first Dominican-born player to make the big leagues, had an All-Star career and went on to be a successful manager. Peter Kerasotis, who collaborated with Alou on his autobiography, shares the remarkable story of a remarkable man.

Duration:00:49:49

Episode 137: "The Game"

5/21/2018
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Bud Selig had perhaps the most eventful commissionership in MLB history. Author Jon Pessah takes us inside the secret world of baseball's power brokers during the Selig era.

Duration:01:01:26

Episode 136: "The Battle that Forged Modern Baseball"

5/17/2018
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Author Daniel R. Levitt tells us the story of the Federal League, which took on the established major leagues in 1914 and 1915. The league didn't last long but its legacy did.

Duration:00:49:11

Episode 136: "Mint Condition"

5/14/2018
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For generations of children, collecting baseball cards and being a baseball fan were one in the same. How did collecting small pieces of cardboard become so important for so long? Author Dave Jamieson tells us baseball cards became an American obsession.

Duration:01:01:11

Episode 134: "Dodgerland"

5/10/2018
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Author Michael Fallon takes us back to decadent Los Angeles of the late 1970s to meet Tom Lasorda, Steve Garvey and the rest of the hard-charging Dodgers.

Duration:00:48:50

Episode 133: "The Book"

5/7/2018
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Why should your best hitter bat second? Should a manager ever sacrifice bunt? Author Mitchel Lichtman joins us to discuss the classic book of strategic analysis he co-authored with two other noted sabermetricians.

Duration:00:48:35

Episode 132: "Brothers in Arms"

5/1/2018
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Koufax. Kershaw. Drysdale. Valenzuela. Author Jon Weisman explains why the Dodgers have a pitching tradition unlike any other club.

Duration:00:49:30

Episode 132: "Winning Ugly"

4/24/2018
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It's Fashion Week on Baseball by the Book as Todd Radom takes us on a visual tour of the strangest, most memorable and most colorful baseball uniforms of all time. From the Astros to the Padres to the Swingin' A's, Radom discusses the National Pastime's unique sartorial history,

Duration:00:50:34

Episode 130: "The Bird"

4/20/2018
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In the summer of 1976, Mark Fidrych skyrocketed to national acclaim through the force of his pitching and his personality. Author Doug Wilson joins us to discuss the remarkable life and legacy of the man they called "The Bird."

Duration:00:47:33

Episode 129: "The Shift"

4/16/2018
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Russell Carleton, a trained psychologist and veteran sabermetrician, talks to us about the next evolution in baseball thinking -- which includes marrying analytics with the long-derided "human element."

Duration:00:49:02