Sports Authors Showcase: Split Season: 1981 by Jeff Katz

May 20, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Jeff Katz joins us this week to talk about his book Split Season: 1981. I read this book and discovered many things about that season and the ongoing events of the time. I was 14 years old when the strike occurred, and I…

Sports Authors Showcase: The Baseball Era of Fred Frankhouse by Wayne Taylor

May 6, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

The subject of today's podcast is the book The Baseball Era of Fred Frankhouse: Roundhouse Curveballer, The Duke of Port Royal by Wayne Taylor. Rex interviews Wayne and discusses baseball in the time period…

Sports Authors Showcase/Back When There Was Baseball: Zack Minasian

April 22, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Zack Minasian joins us this week to talk about his book Lasorda University:  A Recollection of My Summer of '68 with Tommy Lasorda and the Ogden Dodgers in our combined Sports Authors Showcase and Back When There Was Baseball…

Sports Authors Showcase: View from the Booth: Four Decades With the Phillies by Chris Wheeler

March 25, 2024 Podcasts

Rex Naylor sits down with Chris Wheeler this week to discuss his book View from the Booth:  Four Decades with the Phillies.  Wheels talks about his career with the Phillies which started in 1971 through the publication of the…

Sports Authors Showcase: Walk the Plank: Winning the Game of Life on 4th Down by Doug Plank

March 4, 2024 Podcasts Football

I am joined by Doug Plank this week to discuss his book Walk the Plank:  Winning the Game of Life on 4th Down.  This is a book about the way Doug Plank not only approached the game of football, but also how he approached life…

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…