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In Depth
March 28th, 2015

As Tommy John Surgeries Soar, MLB Focuses On Youth Baseball

One recent survey found one-in-four MLB pitchers has had Tommy John surgery. What’s behind baseball’s injury epidemic? Only A Game’s Doug Tribou asks experts — and Tommy John himself.

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March 28th, 2015

Before He Was MVP: Steve Nash’s Career At Santa Clara

This week, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash announced his retirement. Long before he was an NBA star, Nash was a little-known point guard for Santa Clara University. His coach and a former teammate share their favorite stories from Nash’s college career.

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March 14th, 2015

Skiing The Thunderbolt: A Modern Day Sport Tackles A Historic Trail

Before World War II, Adams, Mass. attracted skiers by the thousands until the advent of chair lifts lured the crowds away. Now backcountry enthusiasts who enjoy climbing up a mountain to “earn their turns” on the way down are bringing skiers and riders back to the small town and the historic Thunderbolt Ski Run.

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March 14th, 2015

W.C. Heinz Revisited … And Republished

“The Top of His Game,” a collection of the writing from sports writer W.C. Heinz, came out this week. Bill Littlefield edited the collection and shares some of his favorite passages — and memories of Heinz.

Featured Book
March 7th, 2015

Former Dodgers First Baseman Gil Hodges Lived ‘A Hall Of Fame Life’

Former player and manager Gil Hodges is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mort Zachter, author of ‘Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life,’ pleads his case to Bill Littlefield.

In Depth
March 7th, 2015

One Man’s Quest To Prove He’s Wilt Chamberlain’s Son

Wilt Chamberlain claimed that he slept with 20,000 women. He also claimed he never fathered a child, but Aaron Levi has some strong evidence that Wilt was his dad. Gary Pomerantz investigated the story for Sports Illustrated, and he joined Bill Littlefield to share what he learned.

In-Depth
February 28th, 2015

Remembering ‘Sports Phone,’ The Go-To Service For Sports Fans, Gamblers

Long before Twitter, sports fans had Sports Phone. The service began in the mid-1970s and gave fans — and gamblers — the latest scores over the phone. Grantland’s Joe DeLessio joined Bill Littlefield for a look back (and you can hear what a Sports Phone update sounded like).

In Depth
February 14th, 2015

Vince Lombardi’s $20,000 Sweater: Found For $0.58 At Goodwill

When Sean and Rikki McEvoy stopped by a Goodwill in Asheville, N.C. last June, they found a sweater across which was written “West Point.” They bought it for $0.58. Now it’s valued at $20,000. Sean and Rikki join Bill Littlefield to share their story.

Featured Book
February 14th, 2015

‘The Whistleblower’ Explores The Life Of A College Basketball Ref

Author Bob Katz chronicles the life of referee Ed Hightower in his new book “The Whistleblower.” Katz joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned from the project.

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February 14th, 2015

Phoenix Is NBA’s City Of Brotherly Love

At Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, two brothers, Chicago’s Pau Gasol and Memphis’ Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball. But the most unusual NBA sibling story is happening in Phoenix. OAG’s Doug Tribou and Curt Nickisch report.

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