Sportswriter Red Smith spent nearly 50 years writing newspaper sports columns. And he was one of the best at it. Bill talks with Dan Okrent, who edited a new anthology of the legend’s work.
Journeyman horse trainer Tim Snyder’s wife told him on her deathbed that she would come back as a horse. Seven years later, Snyder began training a horse that would go on to win a race at Saratoga. Bill Littlefield speaks with Joe Layden, the author of “The Ghost Horse.”
Daniel Lilie fell in love with soccer despite the less-than-ideal soccer scene in the 1970s in Connecticut where he grew up. In ‘Soccer In The Weeds,’ Lilie writes about his experiences with the game. He joins Bill to about the book.
Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His new book is no exception. He joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his life and his book.
Bill Littlefield speaks with two-time U.S. Open winner and World Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper and Michael Trostel, co-author of the new book ‘Great Moments of the U.S. Open.’
Dwight “Doc” Gooden pitched a no-hitter, won a Cy Young Award, and has three World Series rings, but the former MLB star battled drug addiction throughout his career. Gooden reflects on his life in a new memoir and speaks to Bill Littlefield about the book.
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays are forever intertwined in baseball history. The iconic centerfielders lived very different lives, but author Allen Barra argues they had more similarities than differences. Bill Littlefield speaks with Barra about his new book ‘Mickey and Willie.’
To say baseball ran in the DiMaggio family is just a bit of an understatement. Tom Clavin’s new book ‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ details the lives of Joe, Dom and Vince on and off the diamond. Bill Littlefield speaks with Clavin.
In 2004, Athens hosted the Olympic Games. But it almost didn’t work out. In her book ‘My Greek Drama,’ Gianna Angelopoulos explains how she helped bring the games Greece and addresses the controversies that are still lingering today.
In his new book ‘The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,’ Edward Achorn looks back at the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and the life of Chris Von der Ahe, a beer hawker with big dreams and a big personality.