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.
Up North, college baseball teams compete against more than just opposing ball clubs. They must also compete against the weather.
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.
An early 20th-century film recently surfaced and shows African-American baseball players from a Georgia plantation. New York Times reporter Robbie Brown joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the signficance of the discovery.
Decades before Jackie Robinson’s historic achievements, Bud Fowler became the first African-American professional baseball player. Fowler grew up in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the village recently held a ceremony honoring him. David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio was there.
It was a record-setting day at Coors Field on Tuesday as the Rockies took on the Braves under the chilliest conditions ever recorded in Major League Baseball. But did the weather give Colorado a home-field advantage? The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders talks with Bill Littlefield.
Former All-Star Mike Piazza retired in 2007 after smacking 427 home runs, tops of any catcher in MLB history. But his athletic career isn’t over. Piazza will make an appearance with the Miami City Ballet.
Baseball is no longer the National Pastime, at least as measured by number of TV viewers per game. But according to Bill Littlefield, it still offers spectators an opportunity to participate that football and basketball can’t match.
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.
While in Boston, Theo Epstein guided the Red Sox to a pair of World Series titles. Now he’s hoping to break another curse with the Chicago Cubs, but it might take some time.