On Jan. 19, Major League Baseball lost two Hall of Famers when Earl Weaver and Stan Musial passed away. Bill Littlefield reflects on the careers of Weaver and Musial and speaks with Musial biographer George Vecsey about the St. Louis Cardinals legend.
On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America did not elect a single player to the Hall of Fame. ESPN.com writer and OAG baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian tells Bill Littlefield his job as a Hall of Fame voter has become increasingly difficult.
For the last two winters, the Cleveland Indians have made use of their stadium during the off-season, turning the park into a winter sports complex that’s open to the public. Reporter Karen Schaefer visited the 2012 edition of Snow Days.
This year Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox, celebrated its 100th season. Only A Game’s Karen Given looks back at some of the milestone moments that have happened under the watchful eye of the Green Monster.
Bestselling author John Grisham recently set aside legal fare to write about America’s pastime: baseball. His novel, ‘Calico Joe’, follows the story of a breakout Major League star. Grisham joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the book and his love of baseball.
Yankee Don Larsen is the only player to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. Now, he’s auctioning the uniform he wore on that day in 1956 to pay for his grandchildren’s educations. Bill talks to Larsen about his historic pinstripes.
The 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot includes first-timers Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, and Roger Clemens. Rob Neyer of SB Nation joins Bill to discuss the likelihood that any of the three, all accused of using steroids, will receive enough votes to reach the Hall of Fame.
Bill Littlefield responds to comments from listeners about last week’s show.
Analyst Charlie Pierce joins us to discuss baseball’s Cy Young Award winners and the salary-dump trade that’s becoming commonplace for the Miami Marlins. He also comments on the L.A. Lakers’ choice for head coach and Tim Tebow’s role with the New York Jets.
This week, the Miami Marlins traded five top wage-earners to the Toronto Blue Jays. Sports fans, writers, and south Floridians erupted in disgust at owner Jeffrey Loria’s decision, made just one year after the opening of a new ballpark. Sun-Sentinel columnist Dave Hyde speaks with Bill about the backlash.