On Sunday, hours before the New York Yankees played their final game of the regular season, pitcher CC Sabathia told his manager, “I need help.” Bill Littlefield is among those wishing the former Cy Young winner a healthy future.
Yogi Berra died Tuesday at the age of 90. “He bore with such grace and good humor the mantle of master of the malapropism.” writes Bill Littlefield, who spoke with Berra in 1998. Listen here to that conversation from our archives.
Billy Martin, who managed the Yankees on five separate occasions, was considered a brilliant baseball mind. But his off-field troubles haunted him. Bill Pennington joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his biography of the former player and manager.
Sports is all about winning — except when it isn’t. The New England Patriots reminded us of that last Sunday.
For the second year, the New York Yankees failed to reach the playoffs. So who are MLB fans supposed to root against this October? Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal has updated his “Hateability Index” of the least loveable teams in baseball.
Which of New York’s MLB teams had the more disappointing season? The New York Post’s Mike Vaccaro joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Mets’ missteps — both on the field and on social media — and the Yankees’ lackluster sendoff for Derek Jeter.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is in the midst of his farewell tour. But has the celebration of a great career crossed over into deification? Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch says yes. He joins Bill Littlefield to make his case.
Seventy-five years ago Lou Gehrig delivered his famous farewell speech, widely regarded as the greatest speech in sports history. Richard Sandomir spoke with Karen Given about how the speech has endured since July 4, 1939.
Derek Jeter is retiring, but not until the end of the 2014 MLB season. Bill ponders why Jeter decided to let everyone know so far in advance.
Major League Baseball characterized Rodriguez’s decision as “in everyone’s best interest.”