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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.

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March 1st, 2014

John Feinstein’s ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name’ Chronicles Life in Triple-A

Some might think that life in Triple-A baseball is a disappointment. But while researching ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name,’ author John Feinstein found hope in baseball’s minor leagues. Feinstein talks to Bill about his new book.

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February 22nd, 2014

‘The Fight Of Their Lives’ Chronicles 1965 Roseboro-Marichal Fight

When Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with a baseball bat it tarnished Marichal’s reputation. In “The Fight of Their Lives,” John Rosengren explores the circumstances that preceded the 1965 fight and the way both men found peace in its aftermath.

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February 15th, 2014

‘Sexual Diversity And The 2014 Olympics’ Shares History Of Sexual Repression In USSR

The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.

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February 1st, 2014

‘Newton’s Football’ Explores The Science Of The Sport

Science-loving football fans will enjoy delving into the physics of the game in ‘Newton’s Football.’ Authors Allen St. John and Ainissa Ramirez joined Bill Littlefield to discuss their book.

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January 25th, 2014

‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’: The Intersection Of Sport And Society In China

In 1971, ‘ping pong diplomacy’ introduced the United States to communist China. Nicholas Griffin, author of a book by the same name, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss how ping pong changed the world.

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January 18th, 2014

‘A Home Run For Bunny’ Tells Inspiring Tale

The children’s book ‘A Home Run For Bunny’ tells the story of a remarkable baseball team from Springfield, Mass., who stood up against racial injustice in the 1930s. The author and illustrator joined Bill Littlefield.