Bill Littlefield speaks with Jonah Keri, author of Up, Up & Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business of Baseball & the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos.
The Spokane Indians, the Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, will be wearing new alternate uniforms this year in an effort to raise money and awareness for a local tribe’s dialect, which is in danger of disappearing. Bill speaks with Benjamin Hill of MiLB.com.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Joba Chamberlain are both Major League Baseball players. They’re also both Native American. In the Southwest, the next crop of Native American ballplayers is on its way. Only A Game’s Ken Shulman travels to New Mexico to tell the story of a Navajo team.
As the opening of the baseball season approaches, Bill Littlefield has found a housing opportunity for fans who don’t want their baseball experience to end when the last batter has been retired.
An excerpt from “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” by Kostya Kennedy.
Pete Rose has more hits than any other player in baseball history, but he is ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Kostya Kennedy’s new book “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” examines Rose’s career and his ban from the game. The author joins Bill Littlefield.
From intentionally dropped fly balls to a player running out to Wal-Mart to buy a glove, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian shares his favorite stories from spring training.
25 years ago, a California company named Upper Deck exploded onto collectible sports card scene. What followed was a surge in the popularity of baseball cards that hasn’t been matched since. Boise State Public Radio’s Scott Graf shares the birth of Upper Deck and how it changed the sports card industry.
There seems to be no limit to how much Americans love bacon, and this week the Lehigh Valley IronPigs proved it. They released their new bacon-themed uniforms, and fans across the country are salivating. Bill talks to Matt Provence of the IronPigs.
Some might think that life in Triple-A baseball is a disappointment. But while researching ‘Where Nobody Knows Your Name,’ author John Feinstein found hope in baseball’s minor leagues. Feinstein talks to Bill about his new book.