More than a century after his death, Doc Adams finally has a shot at entering the baseball Hall of Fame. Adams is credited with inventing the position of shortstop and was instrumental in the creation of many of baseball’s rules. Bill Littlefield speaks with Doc’s great-granddaughter, Marjorie Adams.
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson made history when he struck out 17 batters in the first game of the 1968 World Series. Gibson’s Cardinals later lost that series in seven games. Bill Littlefield speaks with Gibson about his new book, “Pitch by Pitch.”
New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia shocked the baseball world this week when he announced he was leaving the team to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. Newsday’s Lane Filler joins Bill Littlefield to explain why he reconsidered his initial reaction.
Patrick Hruby of Vice Sports and the Washington Post’s Cindy Boren join Bill Littlefield to discuss broadcaster Jessica Mendoza’s historic night, allegations against the Louisville men’s basketball program and CC Sabathia’s decision to enter rehab.
On Sunday, hours before the New York Yankees played their final game of the regular season, pitcher CC Sabathia told his manager, “I need help.” Bill Littlefield is among those wishing the former Cy Young winner a healthy future.
Baseball players use pine tar on wooden bats for better grip. It’s legal — and yet pine tar was at the crux of one of baseball’s most memorable temper tantrums. Filip Bondy’s “The Pine Tar Game” explores this infamous event.
With educational opportunities that go beyond the diamond, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is trying to help children in two of Washington’s poorer districts — and also increase baseball’s popularity.
Teammates can sometimes push things a little too far. On Sunday, two members of the Washington Nationals traded blows in the dugout. For Bill Littlefield, images of the fight brought back memories of fisticuffs past.
Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the criminal investigation into FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s “misappropriation,” Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s aches and pains, and the legacy of baseball great Yogi Berra.
When Hall of Famer Yogi Berra talked about taking that fork in the road, he wasn’t being metaphorical. Bill talks about meeting Berra and what made Yogi so…Yogi.