When former members of R.E.M. get together with other talented musicians, what do they choose to write songs about? Baseball, of course. Bill speaks with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey about “3rd,” the third album from The Baseball Project.
George Will joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “A Nice Little Place on the North Side,” his new book about the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field, which turns 100 this season.
After a sneak preview Down Under, baseball is set to open the 2014 season in earnest in North America. Based on the predictions he’s seen, Bill Littlefield says anything could happen.
An excerpt from “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred” by George Will.
Bill Littlefield speaks with Jonah Keri, author of Up, Up & Away: The Kid, The Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, Le Grand Orange, Youppi!, The Crazy Business of Baseball & the Ill-fated but Unforgettable Montreal Expos.
An excerpt from “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” by Kostya Kennedy.
Pete Rose has more hits than any other player in baseball history, but he is ineligible for the Hall of Fame. Kostya Kennedy’s new book “Pete Rose: An American Dilemma” examines Rose’s career and his ban from the game. The author joins Bill Littlefield.
From intentionally dropped fly balls to a player running out to Wal-Mart to buy a glove, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian shares his favorite stories from spring training.
Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is campaigning to make Opening Day a national holiday. Only A Game’s Gary Waleik sees some stumbling blocks in the base paths.
When Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with a baseball bat it tarnished Marichal’s reputation. In “The Fight of Their Lives,” John Rosengren explores the circumstances that preceded the 1965 fight and the way both men found peace in its aftermath.