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Pandemic Baseball Book Club

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In this episode of our Author Conversation Series, novelist Tim Wendel brings his readers back to Havana with Escape from Castro's Cuba, his visionary sequel to Castro's Curveball, where the main character becomes entangled in a scheme that pit
As we approach the 2021 MLB All-Star game, our own Frank Guridy talked with writer Howard Bryant about a particular All-Star game, in 1971, and about how important that game, and that era was for black and latino players. 
In this episode of our author interview series, Andrew Forbes talks with Heidi and Dale Jacobs about their latest book "100 Miles of Baseball:  Fifty Games, One Summer".  An ambitious project to, as the title suggests, attend 50 baseball games
In the latest installment of our Author Interview Series, Jim Leeke talks with fellow book club author Don Zminda to discuss his latest book "The Best Team Over There:  The Untold Story of Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Great War", an exami
On the latest edition of the PBBC's author interview series, club member Mark Healey (Author of Gotham Baseball) spoke with Steve Steinberg, one half of the team that wrote "Comeback Pitchers:  The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke & Jack Quin
In this episode of the PBBC Author Interview Series, Dave Jordan discusses his book "Cobra:  A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood" with fellow club member Andrew Maraniss.  Jordan wrote the book with it's subject, former outfielder Dave Parker, a
Today’s conversation is between Lincoln Mitchell and Dan Epstein, talking about Epstein’s book “The Captain and Me” that he wrote with former Yankee Ron Blomberg. The discussion centers around the main characters in the book, Blomberg and his t
Today’s conversation features Greg Larson, author of “Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir”, chronicling his time as a clubhouse attendant for the Aberdeen IronBirds. It was there he transformed from starry eyed fan to the crafty clubbie, ge
They say that the history books are written by the winners, but Erik Sherman took a different approach in his latest book "Two Sides of Glory:  The 1986 Red Sox in their Own Words".  A collection of interviews with players from the team that fa
In the latest edition of our Author Interview Series, Essayist Andrew Forbes talks with club member Devin Gordon about his latest book "The Only Way is the Steady Way" (released just this week), a collection of essays, stories, and reflections
On this episode of our Author Interview Series, Anika Orrock talks with the PBBC’s newest member, Andrea Williams, who authored “Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues”. On what would be Manley’s 124th B
Released earlier this month, author Lincoln Mitchell discusses "The Giants and Their City:  Major League Baseball in San Francisco 1976-1992", when the team was unliked, un-welcomed, and un-winning (that's a thing, right?), not to mention in co
It's another "Opening Day Special" episode with Dan Epstein talking with Frank Guridy about his new book, out today, "The Sports Revolution:  How Texas Changed the Culture of American Athletics".  They discuss Texas's place in American sports h
On this episode of our author interview series, Frank Guriti talks with Devin Gordon, author of “So Many Ways to Lose, The Amazing True Story of the Mets, the Best-Worst team in sports”, which releases today. The two authors cover the book’s ge
In his latest book, Don Zminda examines the aftermath of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox team, as it navigated through the following season before the story broke of their fixing the World Series to the benefit of gamblers.  Steve Steinberg asked Zm
"Singled Out" is a book, released today, telling the story of Glenn Burke, Major League Baseball's first openly gay player.  It is the latest book written by author Andrew Maraniss, but no the first one on the former outfielder.  In 2015, Erik
Another day, another Author Interview!  This episode features a conversation between two authors, Anika Orrock ("The Incredible Women of the AAGBL") and Malaika Underwood, author of "Birdie Can Too!" (which Orrock illustrated).  Along with othe
Jason Turbow sits down with legendary baseball player and manager Felipe Alou, and author Peter Kerasotis, to talk about "Feliple Alou: My Baseball Journey."  
In the latest installment of our interview series, author of “The Wax Pack”, Brad Balukjian gets to talk to Geoff Miller about his latest book “Intangibles”. In this discussion, Balukjian and Miller talk about his work in Major League Baseball,
For our latest installment of the Author Interview Series, Mark Healey sits down with Ethan Bryan about his latest book "A Year of Playing Catch."  They talk about how the book was put together, his own baseball fandom, and share some stories a
In this installment of our author interview series, book club member and author of "Mets All-Time All-Stars" Brian Wright talks to MLB.com writer Anthony DiComo about his joint venture with Mets third baseman David Wright's memoir.  They discus
Like John Smoltz and Jack Morris, the concluding matchup might be the most exciting, as Eric Nusbaum and Jason Turbow discuss the series won just last night by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Tampa Bay Rays.  They discuss the sixth and decidin
In the sixth episode of our special mini-series on Dodgers World Series appearances, Jason Turbow and Eric Nusbaum talk about the controversial 2017 World Series, where the Dodgers ultimately lost to the Houston Astros, but the results have sin
In the fifth installment of our special series, discussing seven Dodgers World Series over seven conversations lasting (roughly) seven minutes, Jason Turbow and Eric Nusbaum re visit the 1981 World Series, which also happens to be the subject o
In part four of Jason Turbow and Eric Nusbaum's series of conversations paying tribute to the Dodgers in the Fall Classic, we visit 1965 when the team from LA faced off agains the Minnesota Twins.
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