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Episode #210: Joe Posnanski (“The Secret of Golf”, NBC Sports)

Joe Posnanski (NBC Sports, “The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus”) joins the show. Despite reminding people of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Watson was the rare golfer who never feared Jack Nicklaus. The two went on

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Episode #209: Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game”)

Filip Bondy (“The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy”) joins the show. We discuss how the intense playoff rivals in New York and Kansas City managed to stage

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Episode #205: Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb”)

Charles Leerhsen (“Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty”) joins the show. First player inducted into the Hall of Fame. Craziest baserunner of all time. Racist. Murderer. We discuss the facts and myths about Ty Cobb that have grown since the superstar’s

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Episode #199: Molly Knight (“The Best Team Money Can Buy”)

Molly Knight (“The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse”) joins the show. We discuss how the Dodgers went from a laughingstock to the most envied team in baseball with enormous

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Episode #184: William Trillo (Boxing Journalist, Pound4Pound.com)

William Trillo (Pound4Pound.com) returns to the show. We discuss Gennady Golovkin’s return to the ring, as well as some upcoming televised boxing cards.   Show Notes Check out more of William’s work. Follow him on Twitter. Gennady Golovkin – Martin

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Episode #173: Bob Ryan

Bob Ryan (“Scribe: My Life in Sports”, Boston Globe) joins the show. We discuss Bob’s extensive background in sports and some of the memorable moments he’s been able to cover over the years.     Show Notes You can purchase

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Episode #167: Rick Huhn

Rick Huhn (“The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession”) joins the show. We discuss the chase to win the 1910 Batting Title that is still controversial to this day.

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Episode #163: Bill Kashatus

Bill Kashatus (“Jackie & Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball’s Color Line”) joins the show. We discuss the tension between Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella during their pursuit of breaking baseball’s color barrier.

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Episode #160: Ryan Swanson

Ryan Swanson (“When Baseball Went White: Reconstruction, Reconciliation, and Dreams of a National Pastime”, Assistant Professor and the director of the Lobo Scholars Program in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico) joins the show. We explore the history

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Episode #152: Tim Wendel

Tim Wendel (“Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time”) joins the show. The 1991 Major League Baseball season featured many unforgettable moments: Rickey Henderson’s chase

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