Thirty years ago, George Brett hit a ninth-inning home run for the Kansas City Royals that was called off because he had pine tar too far up his bat. Zach Schonbrun of the New York Times wrote about the infamous “Pine Tar Incident” and its aftermath and joins Bill Littlefield.
Major League Baseball suspended Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun for 65 games Monday for his ties to Biogenesis, a Florida clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs. Sports Illustrated writer Michael Rosenberg has some issues with Braun’s apology–or lack thereof.
It’s been 40 years since the American League instituted the designated hitter rule. Bill Littlefield takes a look back, with thoughts from Hall of Fame DH Orlando Cepeda and Ron Blomberg, the very first to play the position.
With Opening Day right around the corner, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to share his thoughts on the upcoming season and to predict a World Series champion.
Opening Day is still weeks away, but the New York Yankees are already reeling from injuries. Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal joins Bill Littlefield.
With Spring Training getting underway and Opening Day just over a month away, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the upcoming MLB season.
This week, a report linked Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun to a controversial clinic in South Florida. Braun issued a statement saying his lawyers consulted with Biogenesis about his successful appeal of a suspension for steroid use. CBSSports.com baseball columnist Danny Knobler joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the ongoing fallout.
Yankees star Alex Rodriguez may have been using as many as 19 different products over the past several years. Bill Littlefield attempts to put the excess in perspective.
Yankee Don Larsen is the only player to pitch a perfect game in the World Series. Now, he’s auctioning the uniform he wore on that day in 1956 to pay for his grandchildren’s educations. Bill talks to Larsen about his historic pinstripes.
What will baseball’s young stars Bryce Harper and Mike Trout do in the second half of the season? Can the Nationals hold on to their division lead? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill Littlefield to answer these questions and more.