Sports Authors Showcase: Playing for Paterno: A Father's and Son's Recollections of Playing for JoePa by Charlie and Tony Pittman

February 12, 2024 Penn State Football Podcasts

We have Charlie and Tony Pittman with us this week to discuss their book Playing for Paterno: A Father's and Son's Recollections of Playing for JoePa. This is a book not only about college football, but more importantly about…

Sports Authors Showcase: On the Eighth Day, God Made Baseball by Mark Littell

January 29, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

This week I review the book On the Eighth Day, God Made Baseball written by former MLB pitcher Mark Littell.  Unfortunately, Mark passed away from complications due to heart surgery on September 5, 2022. …

Sports Authors Showcase: Swinging ‘73: Baseball’s Wildest Season by Matt Silverman

January 8, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

This week we look at the book Swinging '73:  Baseball's Wildest Season.  Author Matt Silverman joins us to talk about that season and what made it the "Wildest Season".  The book takes a look not only at that season, but the…

Sports Authors Showcase: Finley Ball by Nancy Finley

December 25, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

This week we discuss Finley Ball:  How Two Outsiders Turned the Oakland A's Into A Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever by Nancy Finley.  Nancy is the niece of Charlie O. Finley and daughter of Carl Finley…

Sports Authors Showcase: Just Like Me: When the Pros Played on the Sandlot by Kelly Park

December 4, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

Kelly Park is featured this week as he discusses his book Just Like Me: When the Pros Played on the Sandlot. Listen to the interview Rex conducted with Kelly as he discusses his experiences with the Major…

Sports Authors Showcase: Comeback by Ken Berry

November 20, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is former MLB outfielder Ken Berry. He wrote the book Comeback in 2020 and is here to talk about the book. "The opportunity of a lifetime presents itself to a 63-year-old former baseball…

Sports Authors Showcase: Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire's Journey by Al Clark

November 7, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is former American League umpire Al Clark. Al umpired in the American League/Major League from 1976-2001. He co-authored the book Called Out But Safe: A Baseball Umpire's Journey with Dan Schlossberg. Al…

Sports Authors Showcase: Forty Minutes to Baton Rouge by A. Zach Williams

October 23, 2023 College Podcasts Football

The subject of this week's podcast is intriguing. How many of you remember the name Bo Rein? There was a 30 for 30 episode on Bo entitled The Bo Nobody Knows. This Bo was a college football coach at N.C. State, then took over the LSU job for…

Sports Authors Showcase: Raye of Light by Tom Shanahan

October 9, 2023 Podcasts Football

Our guest this week is Tom Shanahan who wrote the book Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the Integration of College Football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. Michigan State had 23 African-American players on…

Sports Authors Showcase: Ara's Knights: Ara Parseghian and the Golden Era of Notre Dame Football by Frank Pomarico

September 25, 2023 College Podcasts Football

We are privileged to have Frank Pomarico this week who wrote a book with Ray Serafin titled Ara's Knights: Ara Parseghian and the Golden Era of Notre Dame Football. Frank was one of the captains of that great 1973 Notre Dame…