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June 22nd, 2013

Jimmy Connors Shows He’s Still ‘The Outsider’

Legendary tennis player Jimmy Connors made a career out of challenging everyone. His new book is no exception. He joins Bill Littlefield to talk about his life and his book.

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May 18th, 2013

‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ Goes Beyond Baseball

To say baseball ran in the DiMaggio family is just a bit of an understatement. Tom Clavin’s new book ‘The DiMaggio Brothers’ details the lives of Joe, Dom and Vince on and off the diamond. Bill Littlefield speaks with Clavin.

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May 11th, 2013

‘My Greek Drama’: Winning The 2004 Olympics

In 2004, Athens hosted the Olympic Games. But it almost didn’t work out. In her book ‘My Greek Drama,’ Gianna Angelopoulos explains how she helped bring the games Greece and addresses the controversies that are still lingering today.

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May 4th, 2013

‘The Summer Of Beer And Whiskey’: An MLB Franchise’s Boozy Beginnings

In his new book ‘The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,’ Edward Achorn looks back at the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and the life of Chris Von der Ahe, a beer hawker with big dreams and a big personality.

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April 13th, 2013

In ‘Marathon Man’ Rodgers Remembers Life-Changing Race

Bill Rodgers won the Boston Marathon four times. As if to prove he didn’t need a home-field advantage, he also won the New York Marathon four times. In a new book ‘Marathon Man’, Bill Rodgers and co-author Matthew Shepatin tell the story of Rodgers’s first Boston victory in 1975.

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April 6th, 2013

‘Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club’: A Wild Decade With The Chicago Cubs

In his new book “Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club,” Roberts Ehrgott tells the wild history of the Chicago Cubs during the 1920s. Ehrgott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Cubs and his book.

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March 30th, 2013

‘Who’s On Worst’: Tales Of Baseball’s Goats

Who are baseball’s biggest anti-heroes of all time? Filip Bondy seeks to answer this question in his book “Who’s on Worst.”

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March 16th, 2013

‘Ramblers’: The Story Of A Trailblazing Team

In 1963, the Loyala Ramblers won the NCAA tournament with four black players in their starting lineup. In his new book “Ramblers,” Michael Lenehan chronicles the historic season.

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February 16th, 2013

‘Game Over’: The Intersection Of Politics And Sports

In his new book ‘Game Over,’ author Dave Zirin commends athletes who have taken political stands. Bill Littlefield spoke with Zirin about his new book and the intersection of sports and politics.

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February 9th, 2013

‘The Longest Race’: An Ultramarathoner’s Perspective On Running And Survival

In his new book ‘The Longest Race,’ author Ed Ayres offers readers a chance to a experience a 50-mile race without leaving their couch. Bill Littlefield spoke with Ayres about ultramarathons and the connection between running and human survival.

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