Billy Martin, who managed the Yankees on five separate occasions, was considered a brilliant baseball mind. But his off-field troubles haunted him. Bill Pennington joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his biography of the former player and manager.
The 22nd book in Randy Wayne White’s Doc Ford Series includes a fictional character who attempts to smuggle a Cuban baseball player into the U.S. The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss “Cuba Straits” and his own experience distributing baseball gear in the country.
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.
From the pros down to the pee-wees, author Ken Reed and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader think that U.S. sports need an overhaul. They join us to discuss their proposals and Reed’s new book, “How We Can Save Sports.”
The popular board game Monopoly has sold over 275 million copies. Author Mary Pilon uncovers the real history of the game in her new book ‘The Monopolists.’ The author joins Karen Given.
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.
The cost of hosting events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup is higher than most proponents care to admit. Economist Andrew Zimbalist explains the cost in his book ‘Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup.’ He speaks with Bill Littlefield.
The United States’ alpine skiers raked in eight medals at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, becoming only the fourth nation to accomplish that feat. Author Nathaniel Vinton wrote about the U.S. skiers’ journey in ‘The Fall Line.’
Former NFL linebacker George Koonce Jr. talks about ‘Life After Football’ in his new book, co-written with Marquette University sociology professors James Holstein and Richard Jones. Koonce and Holstein join Doug Tribou.
Finding and developing the next great NFL quarterback has become big business. Bill Littlefield spoke with Bruce Feldman, author of ‘The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks’ to gain insight in the men who train the next generation of potential Hall of Famers.