A new biography of baseball legend Ty Cobb disputes the long-held beliefs that Cobb was a racist and a dirty player. Author Charles Leerhsen joins Bill Littlefield to explain how his research exposed earlier stories of Cobb as lies.
Home runs are usually cause for celebration, but ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian called the Baltimore Orioles first home run in their game against the Chicago White Sox game on Wednesday the “eeriest thing I’ve seen in a long time.” He joins Bill Littlefield to describe what it’s like to watch Major League game in an empty ballpark.
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season after injuring his Achilles during an at-bat. His injury has sparked more debate over the DH rule.
On a chilly April night in 1979, the Oakland Athletics sold only 653 tickets. (No, we didn’t forget to include any zeros.) And the number of baseball fans who actually showed up was much lower. Reporter Claire McNear joins Bill Littlefield.
Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.
MLB’s designated hitter debate got new life this spring when a players association official confirmed that owners have discussed adding the position to the NL. For more on the on the pros and cons, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks to a lineup of some of the best DHs in history.
Not all demotions to Triple-A baseball are created equal. In fact, sometimes getting sent “down” to the minors can mean an upgrade in lifestyle, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC’s HardballTalk. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the best and worst moves for players.
On April 15, 1968, Jackie Robinson desegregated Major League Baseball.
Baseball games are speeding up thanks to new pace-of-game rules implemented prior to the 2015 season.
In a new piece for Sports Illustrated, Michael McKnight and Jon Wertheim reconstruct a 10-year period when MLB teams ignored warning signs that outfielder Milton Bradley was abusing his wife. McKnight joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the piece.