An excerpt from “Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency” by Daniel Gilbert.
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.
Only A Game’s Doug Tribou shares a bit of hardball history courtesy of legendary mystery writer, Raymond Chandler.
Baseball is bigger than who wins the World Series. Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella recalls the beginning of her love of baseball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.