The first Major League Baseball player from Japan was a 20-year-old pitcher by the name of Masanori Murakami. The lefty only played two seasons in the MLB, but his journey is the subject of the new book called “Mashi” by Robert Fitts. Murakami, Fitts and translator Yuriko Romer joined Only A Game’s Doug Tribou.
Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur and sports writer Erik Malinowski join OAG guest host Shira Springer for this week’s edition of “3 Stories You Should Know.”
What was the most significant sports moment from 2014? The cases against Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice? Michael Sam coming out? The Sochi Olympics? The World Cup? Donald Sterling’s ouster from the NBA? In a year loaded with major news, Only A Game asked top sports writers to make their picks.
After including a poem about his childhood hero in his new book, “Take Me Out,” Bill Littlefield got some exciting news: Willie Mays had read the poem. But that’s just the beginning of Bill’s story.
The San Francisco Giants have won their third World Series in five years. Bill Littlefield looks back at the mastery of series MVP Madison Bumgarner and the Royals’ disappointment after a magical season.
Barry Bonds, the all-time home run king, remains the face of MLB’s steroid era. Michael Powell of The New York Times thinks Bonds gets too much blame. He makes his case to Bill Littlefield.
The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants represent a most unlikely World Series pairing. Bill Littlefield and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian break down how each team arrived to the Fall Classic.
From a sullen Buck Showalter to a horizontal Mike Moustakas, Only A Game has compiled the best photos from the first three rounds of the 2014 MLB playoffs.
In a rematch of the 2012 NLCS, the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants are squaring off again. The Giants prevailed in 2012, but who will advance to the World Series this year? ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian makes his prediction.
Still despairing the departure of summer? Here’s something to cheer you up — postseason baseball! Only A Game has your MLB playoff primer.