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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sochi Games may be remembered for Russia’s gay propaganda. Bill speaks with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj about her book detailing these events.
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.
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.
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.
In his new memoir, author Jonathan Wilson recounts his life, through the lens of soccer. The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “Kick and Run.”
The best sports writing isn’t really about sports, at least not according to Best American Sports Writing Series Editor Glenn Stout. Bill speaks with Glenn and with 8-time contributor ESPN’s Wright Thompson.