R.A. Dickey is the first knuckeball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award. The N.Y. Mets pitcher was awarded the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday. In 2011, Bill Littlefield spoke with Tim Wakefield, one of the pitchers who mentored Dickey about the wacky pitch.
Only one major league baseball player has ever died from being hit with a ball. Molly Lawless, author of the graphic novel ‘Hit by Pitch,’ joins Bill to discuss Ray Chapman’s death in 1920.
OAG analyst Charlie Pierce talks with Bill about the World Series, the NFL standings, and the upcoming NBA season. He also discusses NBA Commissioner David Stern’s decision to retire and the Miami Marlins’ decision to fire Ozzie Guillen.
Bill talks with ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian about the 2012 World Series and Pablo Sandoval’s amazing night.
Bill and analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: A-Rod’s time on the bench, Lance’s lost sponsors, and the NHL’s latest Hall of Famer.
It’s been a good year for Bay Area baseball fans. The San Francisco Giants reached the playoffs again. And the Oakland Athletics made a surprising appearance in this year’s playoffs. KQED’s Dan Brekke reports on the franchise that battled the best in the American League while its owner angered fans.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce and Bill discuss the MLB playoffs, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s latest action in the Saints bounty scandal, and two sports records broken this week.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce talks with Bill about Miguel Cabrera’s Triple Crown. He also checks in on the NBA’s attempt to curb flopping and comments on the “ruff” rules of golf.
Teddy Roosevelt won the Presidents’ Race at Nationals Park for the first time in the seven-year history of the mascot competition. Scott Ableman, who runs the ‘Let Teddy Win!’ website, talks with Bill Littlefield about what this victory means for the Nationals.
Miguel Cabrera became the first baseball player to win a Triple Crown since 1967, but will he be the American League’s Most Valuable Player? Bruce Arthur of Canada’s ‘National Post’ talks with Bill about the merits of Cabrera’s season and the other strong candidate for this year’s MVP, rookie Mike Trout.