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February 15th, 2014
By Zoë Sobel

Gay Athletes: Billie Jean King to Michael Sam

Missouri star and NFL prospect Michael Sam might soon be the first active gay NFL player. Here’s a look back at some of the LGBT athletes who came before him.

Commentary
February 15th, 2014

Derek Jeter: Going, Going … Not Quite Gone

Derek Jeter is retiring, but not until the end of the 2014 MLB season. Bill ponders why Jeter decided to let everyone know so far in advance.

Featured Book
January 18th, 2014

‘A Home Run For Bunny’ Tells Inspiring Tale

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 joined Bill Littlefield.

In The News
January 11th, 2014

Glavine, Maddux, Thomas Bound For Hall of Fame

After voters spurned the entire field a year ago, three former players were elected to the Hall of Fame this time around. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas each received the necessary 75 percent of the vote. But ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian says it’s time for a new system.

In The News
December 14th, 2013

Cooperstown Adds Three Skippers And A Scribe

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian breaks down the Baseball Hall of Fame’s latest inductees and assesses a proposal that would ban collisions at home plate.

Commentary
December 4th, 2013

Ellsbury Is Latest Star To Swap Red Socks For Pinstripes

Fresh off a World Series victory with the Red Sox, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with Boston’s archrival, the New York Yankees. Bill Littlefield looks at some of the more memorable departures from Fenway to the Bronx.

In The News
November 23rd, 2013

Alex Rodriguez’s Contentious Arbitration

Alex Rodriguez is fighting the 211-game suspension issued by Major League Baseball for alleged doping. But on Wednesday, he walked out of his own arbitration hearing. Bill speaks with Wendy Thurm, who’s been following the story for FanGraphs.com.

Commentary
October 30th, 2013

Baseball’s Season End

With the end of the baseball season nearing, commentator Bill Littlefield is thinking about what the end of the baseball season means to some especially devoted fans of the game.

Feature
October 26th, 2013

Cardinal Michael Wacha Is A Rookie Star

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha is just 22 years old, but he is 4-0 this postseason. Bill Littlefield looks at Wacha’s sudden stardom.

Commentary
October 23rd, 2013

Three Ways To Appreciate The World Series

With the World Series kicking off, Bill Littlefield is thinking about the different ways fans appreciate the game of baseball.

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