The Dodgers left Brooklyn in 1957, breaking fans’ hearts. Owner Walter O’Malley gets the blame, but he was lured west by Roz Wyman, a young L.A. city councilwoman. On Opening Day, reporter John Rabe joined Wyman, now 84, at Dodger Stadium.
“What a way to make a living,” Orlando Magic Senior Vice President Pat Williams says of the NBA draft lottery, which can place the fate of a franchise on a couple of ping pong balls.
Billy Martin, who managed the Yankees on five separate occasions, was considered a brilliant baseball mind. But his off-field troubles haunted him. Bill Pennington joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his biography of the former player and manager.
After fans asked the Cincinnati Reds to put chairs in the ladies’ room for nursing mothers, the organization decided to take it a step further by creating a dedicated suite for breastfeeding. Reds COO — and father of five — Phil Castellini joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the project.
A new Florida law requires girls’ lacrosse players to wear protective head gear. Concussion expert Dr. Michael O’Brien says helmets won’t reduce concussions — and might have negative effects. O’Brien joins Bill Littlefield to explain.
Florida is the first state to require girls’ high school lacrosse players to wear protective headgear. Dawn Comstock of the Colorado School of Public Health explains the data behind the move.
Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Muffet McGraw has led the Fighting Irish back to the Final Four for the fifth straight year. McGraw joins Bill Littlefield to explain how her team stays fit in airport terminals, why the Fighting Irish have overachieved this season and her team’s response to Indiana’s “religious freedom” law.
Between 20 and 30 high school athletes die while playing sports in the U.S each year, estimates researcher Doug Casa. Casa joins Bill Littlefield to explain recommendations made by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association to prevent deaths and catastrophic injuries.
After spending $10 million and catching just a handful of cheaters, Texas might discontinue a program that tests high school athletes for steroids. Don Hooton has lobbied for steroid testing since his son’s death and joins Bill Littlefield.
One recent survey found one-in-four MLB pitchers has had Tommy John surgery. What’s behind baseball’s injury epidemic? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou asks experts — and Tommy John himself.