New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour. But has the celebration of a great career crossed over into deification? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch says yes. He joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.
Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.
The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.
In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.
Inspired by an interview she produced for Only A Game, Karen Given traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to sample the sports, entertainment, and culinary offerings of Minor League Baseball’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Controversial former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose agreed to manage the Bridgeport Bluefish, a team in the Atlantic League not affiliated with MLB, that usually draws 2300 fans per game. Bill Littlefield was there to see it.
Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame inductee and 15-time All-Star, died on Monday at the age of 54. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian recalls what made Tony Gwynn an unforgettable player and an unforgettable person.
Mo Englander used to pitch for a team of seniors in Quincy, Mass. But the squad disbanded. Now he pitches for a new team: his son’s. Bill Littlefield has the story.
The Baseball Hall of Fame opened a new exhibit on Babe Ruth in honor of the 100th anniversary of his MLB debut. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the Babe and preview what the Hall has in store for its own anniversary.
Turner Field opened in 1997, but the Atlanta Braves are looking to move. Officials in Cobb County, Georgia, approved a $392-million deal for a new stadium. Some residents have complained that the process was too secretive. Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky joins us to explain.