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May 31st, 2014

‘Duel For The Crown’ Captures Legendary Triple Crown Rivalry

‘Duel for the Crown’ by Linda Carroll and David Rosner delves into the legendary rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar for the 1978 Triple Crown. Carroll joins Bill Littlefield.

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May 3rd, 2014

‘The Reappearing Act’ Shares Fagan’s Experience Coming Out In Paranoid World Of College Athletics

‘The Reappearing Act’ chronicles Kate Fagan’s experience playing division I college basketball on a team filled with born-again Christians. She shares her story with Bill Littlefield.

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April 26th, 2014

‘Dominican Baseball’ Illuminates Relationship Between MLB And Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic supplies the largest number of foreign players to Major League Baseball. In ‘Dominican Baseball,’ Alan Klein details the relationship between MLB and the country. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book.

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April 19th, 2014

Remembering ‘The Bilko Athletic Club’

Before the Dodgers moved to L.A., the biggest name in town was Steve Bilko. He played for the Los Angeles Angel of the Pacific Coast League, but author Gaylon White says the team was better known as the Bilko Athletic Club. The author joins Bill.

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April 12th, 2014

‘In My Skin’ Shares Inside Look Into Brittney Griner’s Life

In ‘In My Skin,’ Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner details her struggles as a child and as a student at Baylor. She joins Bill Littlefield to discuss her past and her transition to the WNBA.

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April 5th, 2014

‘Pedestrianism’ Highlights The Surprising History Of Competitive Walking

In the late 19th century competitive walking in America was the sport to watch. In ‘Pedestrianism,’ author Matthew Algeo details the history that led to America’s fascination with watching other people walk. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.

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March 29th, 2014

‘A Nice Little Place On The North Side’ Chronicles Wrigley’s Role In Cubs’ Struggles

George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.

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March 22nd, 2014

‘Up, Up, & Away’ Chronicles Expos’ History

Bill Littlefield speaks with Jonah Keri, author of Up, Up & Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business of Baseball & the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos.

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March 15th, 2014

‘Pete Rose: An American Dilemma’ Highlights Baseball Controversy

Pete Rose has more hits than any other player in baseball history, but he is ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Kostya Kennedy’s new book “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” examines Rose’s career and his ban from the game. The author joins Bill Littlefield.

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March 8th, 2014

‘Showtime’ Showcases Lakers’ Golden Years

The Lakers may be struggling today, but in the 1980s they won five NBA titles. Jeff Pearlman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his new book ‘Showtime’ which looks at L.A.’s glitz-and-glamour dynasty.