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June 22nd, 2013

Jimmy Connors Shows He’s Still ‘The Outsider’

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.

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June 15th, 2013

‘Great Moments of the U.S. Open’: A Historical Overview Of A Golf Major

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.’

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June 8th, 2013

Dwight Gooden Looks Back On Highs And Lows In ‘Doc’

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.

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May 25th, 2013

‘Mickey And Willie’ Details Ties Between Two Baseball Legends

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.’

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May 18th, 2013

‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ Goes Beyond Baseball

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.

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May 11th, 2013

‘My Greek Drama’: Winning The 2004 Olympics

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.

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May 4th, 2013

‘The Summer Of Beer And Whiskey’: An MLB Franchise’s Boozy Beginnings

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.

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April 20th, 2013

Hugh Alexander: ‘Baseball’s Last Great Scout’

In his new book “Baseball’s Last Great Scout,” Dan Austin tells the story of Hugh Alexander, who became a scout at age 20 after losing his hand in an accident.

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April 13th, 2013

In ‘Marathon Man’ Rodgers Remembers Life-Changing Race

Bill Rodgers won the Boston Marathon four times. As if to prove he didn’t need a home-field advantage, he also won the New York Marathon four times. In a new book ‘Marathon Man’, Bill Rodgers and co-author Matthew Shepatin tell the story of Rodgers’s first Boston victory in 1975.

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April 6th, 2013

‘Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club’: A Wild Decade With The Chicago Cubs

In his new book “Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club,” Roberts Ehrgott tells the wild history of the Chicago Cubs during the 1920s. Ehrgott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Cubs and his book.

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