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July 12th, 2014

Meet Chuck Taylor: The Man Behind The All Star

We look back at the best-selling basketball sneakers of all time and Hall of Famer who gave them their name. No, not Michael Jordan. We’re talking about Chuck Taylor.

Interview
July 5th, 2014

Looking Back On Lou Gehrig’s ‘Luckiest Man’ Speech, 75 Years Later

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.

In Depth
July 5th, 2014

Tour De France Honors Riders, Soldiers Killed In World War I

The 2014 Tour de France begins Saturday in Leeds, England. This year’s race, which falls on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, will include a number of tributes to those who were killed.

Featured Book
June 28th, 2014

‘The Chalmers Race’ Remembers Controversial 1910 Batting Title

In 1910, when Hugh Chalmers offered one of his sought-after cars to the winner of the 1910 batting title, a battle ensued between Ty Cobb and Napoleon Lajoie. Rick Huhn’s ‘The Chalmers Race’ captures the controversial events surrounding that contest. Huhn joined Bill Littlefield.

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June 21st, 2014

Pete Rose Returns To Baseball (Sort Of)

Controversial former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose agreed to manage the Bridgeport Bluefish, a team in the Atlantic League not affiliated with MLB, that usually draws 2300 fans per game. Bill Littlefield was there to see it.

In Depth
June 21st, 2014

2002 U.S. Team Recalls Victory Against Portugal

The U.S. national team beat Ghana this week, but this isn’t the first time the Yanks have surprised the soccer world. Gary Waleik has the story of the 2002 squad’s shocking win against Portugal.

In Depth
June 14th, 2014

New Hall Of Fame Exhibit Honors 100th Anniversary Of Babe Ruth’s MLB Debut

The Baseball Hall of Fame opened a new exhibit on Babe Ruth in honor of the 100th anniversary of his MLB debut. Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson joins Bill Littlefield to talk about the Babe and preview what the Hall has in store for its own anniversary.

Interview
June 14th, 2014

Where No Trekkie Has Gone Before: A Conversation With NBA Great James Worthy

Hall of Famer James Worthy won three championships over the course of 12 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. But did you know that he also appeared on an episode of Star Trek? Worthy discusses his brief acting career, the 2014 NBA Finals and more with Bill Littlefield.

Feature
June 14th, 2014
By Matthew Nelson

Angel With The Bent Legs: Garrincha’s Brief Reign Atop The Soccer World

He made his World Cup debut in the same game as Pele and helped Brazil win the World Cup in 1958 and 1962, but Garrincha is unknown to many soccer fans. Matthew Nelson brings us the story of the right winger who overcame physical disability to reach stardom — only to quickly lose his spot at the top.

Featured Book
June 7th, 2014

‘Eight World Cups’ Finds Missteps And Joy In Soccer’s Grand Tournament

In ‘Eight World Cups’ George Vecsey chronicles his travels to past World Cups, as well as his analysis of soccer’s big-picture concerns and controversies. The author joins Bill Littlefield.

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