Johnny Bench won two World Series and two National League MVP awards in his Hall of Fame career with the Cincinnati Reds. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss baseball cards, his career and more.
The cold, sometimes wet stretch of weather at the start of the baseball season has reminded Bill Littlefield of some of his most disappointing baseball days.
The Boston Red Sox have added a new sign to the Green Monster. It’s an ad for a casino. Bill Littlefield imagines some fans may be uncomfortable with the change.
When former members of R.E.M. get together with other talented musicians, what do they choose to write songs about? Baseball, of course. Bill speaks with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey about “3rd,” the third album from The Baseball Project.
George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.
After a sneak preview Down Under, baseball is set to open the 2014 season in earnest in North America. Based on the predictions he’s seen, Bill Littlefield says anything could happen.
An excerpt from “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” by George Will.
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.