The St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox are squaring off in the World Series — and not for the first time. ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian joins Bill to discuss the storied history between the teams.
An excerpt from “Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency” by Daniel Gilbert.
Author Daniel Gilbert examines how baseball has been shaped and modified from the postwar boom to today. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the history and the meaning of the sport’s changes.
Bison Dele played in the NBA for eight seasons and five different teams. Soon after walking away from his basketball career, he disappeared. SI’s Chris Ballard joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the mystery.
Only A Game’s Doug Tribou shares a bit of hardball history courtesy of legendary mystery writer, Raymond Chandler.
Beards have been sprouting up on Red Sox players since spring training. Only A Game’s Karen Given takes a look at this year’s playoff phenomenon.
The Milwaukee Bucks once played on a court designed by folk artist Robert Indiana, who also created the iconic “LOVE” stamp. Now, the original floor has been rescued and turned into a art display, and it’s the inspiration for the new court the Bucks recently unveiled. Only A Game’s Mitch Teich reports.
In “The 34-Ton Bat,” Steve Rushin tells the stories of a number of objects — and characters — from baseball’s past. The author joins Bill Littlefield to delve deeper into some of those stories.
In ‘From Black Sox To Three-Peats,’ Ron Rapoport has assembled a collection of the best sports writing on Chicago. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the book.
An excerpt from “From Black Sox to Three-Peats” by Ron Rapoport.