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Saturday, July 20, 2013

July 20th, 2013
By David Sommerstein

Hall Of Fame, Cooperstown Prepare For Induction Ceremony Without Living Players

None of this year’s inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame are still alive. How will Cooperstown handle a ceremony that’s light on living star power because of Steroids Era backlash? David Sommerstein of of North Country Public Radio has our story.

July 20th, 2013
By Dan Brekke

The Oakland A’s Case For A New Stadium

The Oakland A’s have performed well this season, as their home venue continues to become more and more decrepit and outdated. Dan Brekke of KQED has the story.

July 20th, 2013

Devils’ Kovalchuk Returns To The Land Of The Lower Tax Rate

Why would an NHL star walk away from a lucrative contract to play for a lesser league? Former New Jersey Devil Ilya Kovalchuk will play for the Kontinental Hockey League next year, and the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Sielski says he’ll benefit from Russia’s lower tax rate.

July 20th, 2013

Teaching Soccer The FC Barcelona Way

Soccer players in Massachusetts got a chance to learn some of the secrets behind FC Barcelona’s success during a youth camp run by the club this week. Bill Littlefield reports.

July 20th, 2013

Did A 17-Year-Old Woman Really Strike Out Ruth, Gehrig?

When she was 17, Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. That much is certain. Whether the whiffs were scripted is up for debate. Tony Horwitz of Smithsonian Magazine attempted to get to the bottom of the controversy and speaks with Bill about what he found.

July 20th, 2013

We Report. You Weigh In. We Respond.

We air stories and interviews. Listeners listen to them. Then some listeners respond to them. And we respond to those listeners. Got it? Bill Littlefield has the details.

July 20th, 2013

Charlie Pierce: All-Star Game Was All Rivera

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the delayed suspensions in baseball’s Biogenesis scandal, Alabama football coach Nick Saban’s retirement plan, and the latest doping allegations to hit track and field.

July 20th, 2013

Golf Carts Beware: Hovercrafts Are Here

Once a thing of the Space-Age future, hovercrafts now exist. An Ohio golf course is about to become the first club to put them into regular use as golf carts. Bill Littlefield speaks to the course’s managing director about the plan.

July 20th, 2013

Sportswriter Red Smith Remembered In ‘American Pastimes’

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.

July 20th, 2013

Music On Only A Game

Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the songs on this week’s show.

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