The Boston Red Sox are hoping to close the 2013 MLB season on a high note after acquiring pitcher Jake Peavy at the trade deadline. Bill Littlefield was at Fenway Park after the news broke.
In his new book ‘Class A Baseball In The Middle Of Everywhere,’ Lucas Mann tells story of the Class A LumberKings and their fans in Clinton, Iowa. The author joins Bill Littlefield.
When Only A Game debuted 20 years ago, our first show featured the story of a baseball game between college stars and retired Boston Red Sox. There were prescient references to NFL concussions and James “Whitey” Bulger, too. Bill Littlefield looks back at the way it all began.
In Idaho, the son of the man many consider to be the best hockey player ever is trying to make it as a baseball player. Reporter Scott Graf caught up with Boise Hawks outfielder Trevor Gretzky.
Thirty years ago, George Brett hit a ninth-inning home run for the Kansas City Royals that was called off because he had pine tar too far up his bat. Zach Schonbrun of the New York Times wrote about the infamous “Pine Tar Incident” and its aftermath and joins Bill Littlefield.
Major League Baseball suspended Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun for 65 games Monday for his ties to Biogenesis, a Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. Sports Illustrated writer Michael Rosenberg has some issues with Braun’s apology–or lack thereof.
Bill Littlefield has long been of the opinion that athletes make poor role models. But, recent off-field events involving steroids, robbery and barking at dogs have convinced him that children have much to learn from star athletes.
When she was 17, Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. That much is certain. Whether the whiffs were scripted is up for debate. Tony Horwitz of Smithsonian Magazine attempted to get to the bottom of the controversy and speaks with Bill about what he found.
The Oakland A’s have performed well this season, as their home venue continues to become more and more decrepit and outdated. Dan Brekke of KQED has the story.
None of this year’s inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame are still alive. How will Cooperstown handle a ceremony that’s light on living star power because of Steroids Era backlash? David Sommerstein of of North Country Public Radio has our story.