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July 26th, 2014

Crime And Punishment in Sports

How do our games respond to domestic violence? This week, the NFL suspended Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice for two games while the Minnesota Twins canceled the ceremony to honor former second baseman Chuck Knoblauch. Bill Littlefield weighs in.

In The News
July 26th, 2014

Tim Kurkjian On Theo Epstein And MLB’s Competitive Balance Draft Lottery

The competitive balance lottery was designed to help struggling MLB franchises. So why are the St. Louis Cardinals, winners of two World Series titles in the last decade, being awarded an extra draft pick? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Interview
July 19th, 2014

Has Derek Jeter’s Celebration Turned Into Deification?

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour. But has the celebration of a great career crossed over into deification? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch says yes. He joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.

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July 12th, 2014

Diamondbacks Draft Paralyzed Former Arizona State Player

After being paralyzed from the chest down in 2011, college baseball player Cory Hahn thought his hopes of being taken in the MLB Draft were through. But in the 34th round of the 2013 draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Hahn. He joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the draft and his future.

Interview
July 5th, 2014

Looking Back On Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech, 75 Years Later

Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.

Commentary
July 2nd, 2014

Shades Of 1918: Red Sox And Cubs Meet Again

The Red Sox and Cubs finished their three-game series, just the fourth time the teams have met since the 1918 World Series. Only A Game’s Karen Given was at the game on Monday, and reflected on the storied histories of the two teams.

Featured Book
June 28th, 2014

‘The Chalmers Race’ Remembers Controversial 1910 Batting Title

In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.

Feature
June 21st, 2014

Pete Rose Returns To Baseball (Sort Of)

Controversial former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose agreed to manage the Bridgeport Bluefish, a team in the Atlantic League not affiliated with MLB, that usually draws 2300 fans per game. Bill Littlefield was there to see it.

Interview
June 21st, 2014

ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian Remembers Tony Gwynn

Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Fame inductee and 15-time All-Star, died on Monday at the age of 54. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian recalls what made Tony Gwynn an unforgettable player and an unforgettable person.

In Depth
June 14th, 2014

New Hall Of Fame Exhibit Honors 100th Anniversary Of Babe Ruth’s MLB Debut

The Baseball Hall of Fame opened a new exhibit on Babe Ruth in honor of the 100th anniversary of his MLB debut. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the Babe and preview what the Hall has in store for its own anniversary.

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