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May 4th, 2013

‘The Summer Of Beer And Whiskey’: An MLB Franchise’s Boozy Beginnings

In his new book ‘The Summer of Beer and Whiskey,’ Edward Achorn looks back at the history of the St. Louis Cardinals and the life of Chris Von der Ahe, a beer hawker with big dreams and a big personality.

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April 13th, 2013

In ‘Marathon Man’ Rodgers Remembers Life-Changing Race

Bill Rodgers won the Boston Marathon four times. As if to prove he didn’t need a home-field advantage, he also won the New York Marathon four times. In a new book ‘Marathon Man’, Bill Rodgers and co-author Matthew Shepatin tell the story of Rodgers’s first Boston victory in 1975.

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April 6th, 2013

‘Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club’: A Wild Decade With The Chicago Cubs

In his new book “Mr. Wrigley’s Ball Club,” Roberts Ehrgott tells the wild history of the Chicago Cubs during the 1920s. Ehrgott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Cubs and his book.

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March 30th, 2013

‘Who’s On Worst’: Tales Of Baseball’s Goats

Who are baseball’s biggest anti-heroes of all time? Filip Bondy seeks to answer this question in his book “Who’s on Worst.”

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March 16th, 2013

‘Ramblers’: The Story Of A Trailblazing Team

In 1963, the Loyala Ramblers won the NCAA tournament with four black players in their starting lineup. In his new book “Ramblers,” Michael Lenehan chronicles the historic season.

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February 16th, 2013

‘Game Over’: The Intersection Of Politics And Sports

In his new book ‘Game Over,’ author Dave Zirin commends athletes who have taken political stands. Bill Littlefield spoke with Zirin about his new book and the intersection of sports and politics.

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February 9th, 2013

‘The Longest Race’: An Ultramarathoner’s Perspective On Running And Survival

In his new book ‘The Longest Race,’ author Ed Ayres offers readers a chance to a experience a 50-mile race without leaving their couch. Bill Littlefield spoke with Ayres about ultramarathons and the connection between running and human survival.

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February 2nd, 2013

‘Coaching Confidential’: Life As An NFL Coach

Nobody who watches the NFL can fail to see that many head coaches are stars. Author Gary Myers spent a year with 20 current and former coaches for his new book ‘Coaching Confidential,’ and spoke with Bill Littlefield about what he learned.

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January 26th, 2013

‘The Limit’: A Year On The Grand Prix Circuit

In his new book ‘The Limit,’ author Michael Cannell tells the story of Phil Hill, who in 1961 became the first American-born racer to win the Grand Prix Championship. Bill Littlefield speaks with Cannell about the history of auto racing.

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January 26th, 2013

‘Cheating The Spread’: Scandals In College Sports

In his recent book ‘Cheating the Spread,’ author Albert Figone has collected chronicles of fixes, point-shaving scandals, and various other sketchy endeavors occurring at schools large and small, most of them over the past 70 years. Bill Littlefield speaks with the author.

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