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February 14th, 2015

MLB Film Details Gay Player’s Road To Inclusion

Former major league outfielder Billy Bean publicly came out as gay four years after he retired from baseball. Now he’s returning to MLB as the league’s Ambassador for Inclusion. Bean joins Bill Littlefield to share his story and discuss his new role.

January 31st, 2015

‘Mr. Cub:’ One Newspaperman’s Encounter With Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died last week. The passing of “Mr. Cub” offered Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg the opportunity to reflect on his own career.

In The News
January 24th, 2015

With Max Scherzer, Are Nationals World Series Favorites?

The Washington Nationals signed ace Max Scherzer to a seven-year deal worth $210 million. Does the addition of Scherzer make the Nationals the favorite to win the World Series? The Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga makes a case.

In Depth
January 24th, 2015

Bud Selig’s Legacy As Commissioner Of Major League Baseball

Bud Selig stepped down as commissioner of baseball this past weekend. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian talks about some of Selig’s moves as commissioner and puts Selig’s legacy into perspective.

In Depth
January 17th, 2015

MLB’s Antitrust Status Remains After Almost A Century

Major League Baseball has been exempt from antitrust laws for 92 years. Nathaniel Grow, a legal studies professor who has written a book about the exemption, joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the first antitrust suit brought against MLB.

In The News
January 10th, 2015

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Four New Members

The Baseball Hall of Fame is getting four new members: pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz, along with Craig Biggio. Bill Littlefield has the rundown on the new electees.

Interview
December 27th, 2014

Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee: Still Pitching

Twenty years after being featured on Only A Game’s first show, Bill Lee returns to the program to update Bill Littlefield on his current hobbies: making bats and pitching.

In Depth
December 13th, 2014

The Chicago Cubs: The New NL Central Favorites?

With manager Joe Maddon and ace Jon Lester on board, the Cubs may be in the running for their first division title since 2008. Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch assesses the team’s chances — and explains why he may never be able to return to his hometown.

In Depth
November 29th, 2014

Bill Littlefield, Willie Mays And The ‘Cheshire Cat’ Grin

After including a poem about his childhood hero in his new book, “Take Me Out,” Bill Littlefield got some exciting news: Willie Mays had read the poem. But that’s just the beginning of Bill’s story.

In Depth
November 15th, 2014

Time Crunch: Pro Sports Leagues Work To Shorten Games

To compete for fans’ time, pro sports leagues are taking steps to shorten their games. For our look at the latest experiments, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou spoke with an expert on time about how sports fit into our busy lives.

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