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Bergino Baseball Clubhouse (67 East 11 Street, between Broadway and University Place, The landmark Cast Iron Building, New York City) is proud to present its podcasts coming live from the Clubhouse. Tune in to hear interviews with a variety of authors and lovers of baseball or even stop by to see the events unfold live!

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse (67 East 11 Street, between Broadway and University Place, The landmark Cast Iron Building, New York City) is proud to present its podcasts coming live from the Clubhouse. Tune in to hear interviews with a variety of authors and lovers of baseball or even stop by to see the events unfold live!
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Bergino Baseball Clubhouse (67 East 11 Street, between Broadway and University Place, The landmark Cast Iron Building, New York City) is proud to present its podcasts coming live from the Clubhouse. Tune in to hear interviews with a variety of authors and lovers of baseball or even stop by to see the events unfold live!




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“The Arena” with Rafi Kohan

Inside the tailgating, ticket-scalping, mascot-racing, dubiously funded, and possibly haunted monuments of American sport “For one year, I traveled the United States visiting sports stadiums — all manner of arenas, domes, ballparks — for the purpose of writing a book. The idea was to go beyond the ball games and architectural blueprints to explore the inner workings of these steel and concrete structures that hover over our towns, imposing their will on landscapes and skylines, to better...

Duration: 00:50:09

“The Cooperstown Casebook” with Jay Jaffe

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, tucked away in upstate New York in a small town called Cooperstown, is far from any major media market or big league stadium. Yet no sports hall of fame’s membership is so hallowed, nor its qualifications so debated, nor its voting process so dissected. Since its founding in 1936, the Hall of Fame’s standards for election have been nebulous, and its selection processes arcane, resulting in confusion among voters, not to mention mistakes in...

Duration: 00:34:02

“The Pride of the Yankees” with Richard Sandomir

The untold story behind the first great sports film… The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig stood in Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that contained the phrase that would become legendary: “I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” He died two years later and his fiery widow, Eleanor, wanted nothing more than to keep his memory alive. With her forceful will, she and the irascible...

Duration: 00:34:02

“Piazza” with author Greg Prince

A franchise and fan base in perpetual search of validation finally had its ticket punched as 2016 dawned. Mike Piazza, who held records in one hand and a city’s rapt attention in the other, gained election to the Hall of Fame. Within weeks of this long-awaited announcement, the ballclub with whom he chose to cast his eternal lot, the New York Mets, made a date to retire his number. In Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star, Greg Prince explores the parallel paths Piazza and the Mets set out...

Duration: 01:07:09

“It Happens Every Spring” with Pulitzer Prize-winner Ira Berkow

A Pulitzer Prize-winner returns to the Clubhouse. It Happens Every Spring: DiMaggio, Mays, the Splendid Splinter, and a Lifetime at the Ballpark — opinions and reflections on the National Pastime from one of New York’s most popular sportswriters. As these gents would say… “It can be stated as a law that the sportswriter whose horizons are no wider than the outfield fences is a bad sportswriter because he has no sense of proportion and no awareness of the real world around him. Ira...

Duration: 00:56:04

“Dinner with DiMaggio” with Dr. Rock Positano and John Positano

The real Joe DiMaggio — remembered by the man who knew him best in the last decade of his life. Candid and little-known stories about icons from Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other great celebrities off the field. Dr. Rock Positano, an internationally renowned foot specialist in New York City, was introduced to Joe DiMaggio by Bill Gallo in 1990. The Yankee Clipper’s career-ending heel spur injury and botched...

Duration: 00:56:42

“Hank Greenberg in 1938″ with Ron Kaplan

Hank Greenberg was coming off a stellar season where he hit 40 home runs and had 184 RBIs. Even with his success at the plate, neither Greenberg nor the rest of the world could have expected what was about to happen in 1938. From his first day in the big leagues, the New York-born Greenberg had dealt with persecution for being Jewish. From a teammate asking where his horns were to the verbal abuse from bigoted fans and the media, the 6′3″ slugger always did his best to shut the noise...

Duration: 01:03:31

“Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character” with Marty Appel

As a player, Charles Dillon “Casey” Stengel’s contemporaries included Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, and Christy Mathewson… and he was the only person in history to wear the uniforms of all four New York teams: the Dodgers, Giants, Yankees, and Mets. For more than five glorious decades, Stengel was the undisputed, quirky, hilarious, and beloved face of baseball — and along the way he revolutionized the role of manager while winning a spectacular ten pennants and seven World Series...

Duration: 00:57:23

“42 Faith” with Ed Henry

“Quit praying for me alone, Ma, and pray for the whole team.” -Jackie Robinson’s letter to his mother in 1947, his rookie season Journalist and baseball lover Ed Henry reveals for the first time the backstory of faith that guided Jackie Robinson into not only the baseball record books but the annals of civil rights advancement as well. Through recently discovered sermons, interviews with Robinson’s family and friends, and even an unpublished book by the player himself, Henry details a...

Duration: 01:11:31

“Frick: Baseball’s Third Commissioner” with John Carvalho

“Keep your temper. A decision made in anger is never sound.” Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the “asterisk” next to Roger Maris’s record. But his tenure as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes — television, continued integration, West Coast expansion and labor unrest. During those 14 years, and 17 more as National League president, he witnessed baseball history from the perspective of a man who began as a sportswriter. Auburn...

Duration: 00:53:20

“The Eighth Wonder of the World” with Robert Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack

“This is a tough park for a hitter when the air conditioning is blowing in.” When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome — nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World It was a Texas-sized vision of the future, an unthinkable feat of engineering with premium luxury suites, theater-style seating, and the first animated scoreboard. Yet there were memorable problems such as outfielders’ inability to see fly balls and failed attempts to grow natural grass — which ultimately led to the...

Duration: 00:59:12

“Down On The Korner” with Mark Rosenman

“Ralph Kiner was a jewel. He loved the game of baseball. He loved to talk baseball.” One of the staples of the long and storied history of baseball on television is the postgame show, and none was more beloved than “Kiner’s Korner.” From the early 1960s into the 1990s, Hall of Famer and iconic broadcaster Ralph Kiner hosted the show that brought players into the homes of fans across the nation. Down on the Korner — from the host, to the set, to the guests, to the stories amassed over...

Duration: 00:49:13

“God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen” with author Mitchell Nathanson

“I believe God Almighty hisself would have trouble handling Richie Allen.” -George Myatt, Philadelphia Phillies’ interim manager, 1969 When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Dick Allen in 1960, fans of the franchise envisioned bearing witness to feats never before accomplished by a Phillies player. A half-century later, they’re still trying to make sense of what they saw. Carrying to the plate baseball’s heaviest and loudest bat as well as the burden of being the club’s first African...

Duration: 00:56:54

“Fun City: John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and How Sports Saved New York in the 1960s” with Sean Deveney

“Coming events cast their shadows before.” -Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet On January 1, 1966, New York came to a standstill as the city’s transit workers went on strike. This was the first day on the job for Mayor John Lindsay. He would approach the transit shutdown with the sort of dynamic problem solving that would be his hallmark. He ignored the cold and walked four miles, famously declaring, “I still think it is a fun city.” As Lindsay juggled his city’s repeated crises, the sporting...

Duration: 00:50:19

“The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons, and Baseball Families” with Kevin Cook

A tapestry of uplifting stories in which fathers and sons share the game… Almost two hundred father-son pairs have played in the big leagues. Kevin Cook takes us inside the clubhouses, homes, and lives of many of the greats. In visiting these legendary families, Cook discovers that ball-playing families are a lot like our own. Dan Haren regrets the long road trips that keep him from his kids. Ike Davis and his father, a former Yankee, debate whether Ike should pitch or play first base....

Duration: 00:29:46

“Split Season 1981″ with Jeff Katz, the Mayor of Cooperstown

The Mayor of Cooperstown, an author, and a former options trader walked into a Clubhouse… The never-before-told, behind-the-scenes story of the exciting and memorable 1981 baseball season. The year of Fernando Valenzuela, Pete Rose, the last Yankees-Dodgers World Series — and the mid-season players’ strike that cut the heart out of the American summer. Sourcing extensive interviews with almost all of the major participants in the strike, Split Season 1981: Fernandomania, The Bronx Zoo, and...

Duration: 00:51:35

“If These Walls Could Talk: New York Yankees” with Jim Kaat

Pitching through four decades in the Major Leagues, Jim Kaat won 283 games with the Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. After his playing days, Jim went on to win seven Emmy Awards for his work as a broadcaster for the New York Yankees. Since joining MLB Network, Jim has been nominated for three national Emmys. As a ballplayer and broadcaster, Jim had a prime seat to watch it all unfold. In If These Walls...

Duration: 00:39:28

“A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball” with Jennif

There is a national women’s baseball team in the United States. It is virtually unknown. One of the best kept secrets in American sports: Team USA has medaled in every international competition it has played in for the past decade.A Game of Their Own chronicles the largely invisible history of women in baseball. Jennifer Ring includes oral histories of eleven members of the U.S. Women’s National Team, from the moment each player picked up a bat and ball as a young girl to her selection for...

Duration: 00:56:20

“100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball” with Marty Appel and Doug Lyons

In celebration of the 100th issue of Who’s Who in Baseball — one of the game’s most venerable publications — this beautiful book features each of the annual’s 100 iconic covers in full color along with an account of why the player rated the cover and what was going on in baseball at the time. Marty Appel is the author of many books, including Pinstripe Empire and the New York Times bestseller Munson. Following his years as the Yankees’ public relations director, he became an Emmy...

Duration: 01:02:15

“Joe Black: More Than A Dodger” with Martha Jo Black

“I pray that my Dad knew how much I loved and respected him. I am very blessed to be able to say that Joe Black was my father.” -Martha Jo Black When Joe Black was in high school, a Major League scout told him that the color of his skin would keep him out of the big leagues. But in 1952, at the age of 28, he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the face of segregation, verbal harassment, and even death threats, Joe Black became Jackie Robinson’s roommate and rose to the top of his game; he...

Duration: 00:49:14

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