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.
Melky Cabrera had been of the stars of this baseball season, leading the majors in hits. This week, he was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for testosterone. San Francisco Chronicle writer Vic Tafur joins the show to discuss the fallout from Cabrera’s suspension.
At the end of June, baseball fans have already witnessed two perfect games and two no-hitters. Is it a trend or a coincidental string of randomness? Bill Littlefield investigates.
Bill Littlefield looks back on three of the most memorable sports stories of 2010.
Before game one of the World Series, a group of Giants legends from the team’s New York and San Francisco eras threw out ceremonial first pitches. Bill reflects on some old Giants memories in his commentary.
The San Francisco Giants have shown they can pitch and hit in taking the first two games of the World Series from the Texas Rangers. Bill speaks to ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian to find out if the Rangers can turn it around at home.
Baseball players are notoriously superstitious, but do they have good reason for staying away from Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel? This week on Only A Game, we’ll hear some stories from the supposedly haunted hostel. Plus, we break down the World Series with Tim Kurkjian and Bill reports from the world-beating, future NBA Champion Miami Heat’s opening loss the Boston Celtics.
As the present version of the San Francisco Giants try to win the team’s first World Series in over 50 years, Bill remembers some Giants greats from the past.
Why is Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaking to a Jewish federation in Massachusetts? Bill Littlefield catches up with the NBA’s all-time leading scorer to find out. Plus, we have the latest from the MLB playoffs and a report on the Iraqi national rowing team preparing for the Head of the Charles.
On Monday night, Barry Bonds returned to At&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Sitting in a box seat between the team’s CEO and its president, Bonds, who faces ten counts of making false statements to a grand jury regarding his use of steroids, received a warm welcome from Giants fans…a reaction that did not surprise commentator Bill Littlefield.