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October 19th, 2013

An Excerpt From ‘Expanding The Strike Zone’

An excerpt from “Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency” by Daniel Gilbert.

Featured Book
October 19th, 2013

‘Expanding The Strike Zone’ Examines History And Changes In Baseball

Author Daniel Gilbert examines how baseball has been shaped and modified from the postwar boom to today. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the history and the meaning of the sport’s changes.

Feature
October 19th, 2013

A Raymond Chandler Mystery Provides A Baseball History Lesson

Only A Game’s Doug Tribou shares a bit of hardball history courtesy of legendary mystery writer, Raymond Chandler.

Commentary
October 19th, 2013
By Lynn Pasquerella

Remembering The Score

Baseball is bigger than who wins the World Series. Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella recalls the beginning of her love of baseball.

Featured Book
October 12th, 2013

Steve Rushin: ‘The 34-Ton Bat’

In “The 34-Ton Bat,” Steve Rushin tells the stories of a number of objects — and characters — from baseball’s past. The author joins Bill Littlefield to delve deeper into some of those stories.

In the news
October 12th, 2013

Amherst College Builds Pipeline To MLB Front Offices

MLB general managers Dan Duquette, Ben Cherington and Neal Huntington share more than an occupation. They also share an alma mater. Duquette, GM of the Baltimore Orioles, joins Bill Littlefield to explain how a small liberal arts college in Western Massachusetts has created a pipeline to MLB front offices.

Interview
October 12th, 2013

A New Addition To The MLB Press Corps: 12-Year-Old Haley Smilow

Haley Smilow is 12 years old, and she’s already interviewed more than 20 professional baseball players. She joins Bill Littlefield to share some of her favorite moments on the job.

Interview
October 5th, 2013

The Math Behind The “MLB Hateability Index”

With the Yankees out of the picture, which team should baseball fans root against this postseason? Brian Costa and his colleagues at the Wall Street Journal crunched the numbers and came up with an answer.

Feature
September 28th, 2013
By Gail Delaughter

Astros or Astronomical Disaster?

The Houston Astros have lost over 100 games this season. With promising prospects in the minors, how long will it be before Houston starts winning? Gail Delaughter brings us the story.

In The News
September 28th, 2013

Oakland A's Atop The AL West

The Oakland A’s are back in the MLB playoffs. The 2012 team made an early exit. Oakland Tribune columnist Monte Poole joins Bill to discuss the difference between last year’s A’s and this year’s A’s.

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