Baseball has plenty of well-known heroes — guys like Ted Williams and Babe Ruth. But what about the game’s obscure and unappreciated stars? You’ll find some of them in Gary Cieradkowski’s new book, “The League of Outsider Baseball.” The author joins Bill Littlefield to share the story of two pitchers — one Japanese, one Chinese — who went head-to-head in the Pacific Coast League during the Sino-Japanese War.
A new biography of baseball legend Ty Cobb disputes the long-held beliefs that Cobb was a racist and a dirty player. Author Charles Leerhsen joins Bill Littlefield to explain how his research exposed earlier stories of Cobb as lies.
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 join Bill Littlefield.
More than 50 years after the All American Girls Professional Baseball League entertained crowds during World War II, women and girls are still struggling to find their place in the sport. Bill Littlefield meets with a group that’s making sure the younger generation gets a chance at bat in our national pastime.
Home runs are usually cause for celebration, but ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian called the Baltimore Orioles first home run in their game against the Chicago White Sox game on Wednesday the “eeriest thing I’ve seen in a long time.” He joins Bill Littlefield to describe what it’s like to watch Major League game in an empty ballpark.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season after injuring his Achilles during an at-bat. His injury has sparked more debate over the DH rule.
Sports is full of stories about games played. This week Bill Littlefield is thinking about a couple that weren’t.
On a chilly April night in 1979, the Oakland Athletics sold only 653 tickets. (No, we didn’t forget to include any zeros.) And the number of baseball fans who actually showed up was much lower. Reporter Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield.
Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.
MLB’s designated hitter debate got new life this spring when a players association official confirmed that owners have discussed adding the position to the NL. For more on the on the pros and cons, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks to a lineup of some of the best DHs in history.