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Great sporting memories are recalled here - featuring in-depth interviews with notable players, writers, broadcasters and personalities. The 'Profiles in Sports' podcast reflects on the games and events of years past and the individuals that helped create them.

Great sporting memories are recalled here - featuring in-depth interviews with notable players, writers, broadcasters and personalities. The 'Profiles in Sports' podcast reflects on the games and events of years past and the individuals that helped create them.
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Washington, DC

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Great sporting memories are recalled here - featuring in-depth interviews with notable players, writers, broadcasters and personalities. The 'Profiles in Sports' podcast reflects on the games and events of years past and the individuals that helped create them.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #33 (8/10/15): Lindsay Berra

8/10/2015
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The list of accomplishments in the storied life of Lawrence Peter Berra is just about as long as the many endearing and humorous quotes that will forever make him the indelible Yogi. But there could very well be one more honor headed his way in the near future. Thanks to a petition initiated by the board members of his learning museum in New Jersey and signed by thousands of admiring fans, this all-time great is under consideration from the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of...

Duration: 00:20:02


Episode #29 (7/7/2015): Tom Verducci

7/7/2015
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Episode #29 (7/7/2015): Tom Verducci by Brian Wright

Duration: 00:21:08


Episode #28 (6/29/15): Tony Perez

6/29/2015
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One of the stars who powered the Big Red Machine, Tony Perez' standout years in Cincinnati earned him a ticket to the Hall of Fame. In total, he played 23 seasons with the Reds, Red Sox, Expos and Phillies. Among the topics discussed: -How those who have recently made the daunting journey from Cuba to the United States relate to his transition in 1960 at age 17. -His critical home run in the sixth inning of Game 7 of the 1975 World Series, which got the Reds on track toward the victory...

Duration: 00:19:19


Episode #26 (6/11/15): Bill Lee

6/11/2015
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In a straight-laced sport such as baseball, Bill Lee – better known as “Spaceman” – was a distinctive personality. Through 14 big league seasons and 119 victories, he was as crafty on the mound as he was opinionated off of it. But Lee has defied age by pitching competitively into his late 60s. So, even though he may have left the majors in 1982, Bill Lee has really never left baseball. It only makes sense that this outrageous character will be the subject of a film on Lee’s life, with Josh...

Duration: 00:19:29


Episode #24 (5/21/15): Jeff Katz

5/22/2015
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From the Dave Winfield sweepstakes to Fernandomania, Pete Rose’s National League hit record to the comeback Dodgers ultimately capturing the World Series, the 1981 season -- and the winter that preceded it -- wasn’t lacking for storylines. But the biggest news was about the games that weren’t played. A players strike in June caused a rupture in the schedule, in addition to the obvious division between the owners and their high-priced employees. Jeff Katz, author of “Split Season” (not to...

Duration: 00:22:35


Episode #21 (4/27/15): Bill Pennington

4/27/2015
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Trying to describe Billy Martin in one word is no easy task. Belligerent, mercurial, intelligent, aggressive, confusing, and insightful would all qualify. Because of that, he can best be remembered as a complex character. Bill Pennington’s new book, "Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius", describes the former Yankee player and manager’s life in great detail – from his upbringing in Berkley, CA to his untimely death in a car accident in upstate New York, as well as every significant...

Duration: 00:27:58