With the Little League World Series championship this Sunday, Bill Littlefield reflects on “America’s Pastime,” which each year seems to become less and less of a pastime for young ballplayers.
In less time than it takes Major League umps to rule on plays subject to video review, Only A Game’s Gary Waleik delivers a plea for shorter baseball games…or at least shorter broadcasts.
After Bill Littlefield’s conversation with the author of ‘A Home Run For Bunny,’ an OAG listener passed along the story of Bunny Taliaferro to the mayor of Gastonia, N.C. After reading the book, Mayor Bridgeman did his best to right some historical wrongs.
A flurry of trades from the Red Sox at the deadline have altered pennant races in multiple divisions (and leagues), while leaving the Fenway Faithful with mixed opinions. Bill Littlefield has the story and a reaction or two.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour. But has the celebration of a great career crossed over into deification? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch says yes. He joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.
Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.
The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.
In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.
Inspired by an interview she produced for Only A Game, Karen Given traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to sample the sports, entertainment, and culinary offerings of Minor League Baseball’s Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Controversial former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose agreed to manage the Bridgeport Bluefish, a team in the Atlantic League not affiliated with MLB, that usually draws 2300 fans per game. Bill Littlefield was there to see it.