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Watch: The Emerald Diamond

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Watch John Fitzgerald’s movie on Irish baseball “The Emerald Diamond” below. Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Listen: Alaska Baseball League

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

You always hear about the Cape Code League, but in Alaska they have their own version called the Alaska Baseball League. Tonight you will hear from Jim Carroll who, along with members of two production companies, helped create a documentary called “Touching the Game: Alaska.” The film brings Alaskan baseball to life as you will [...]

Boys of Summer

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I did my final 1240 AM WGBB show for 2009 on Sunday night. During the 10:30 segment Robert Cochrane joined me. Robert and his dad Dan spent the summer of 2004 visiting all 30 MLB stadiums. This was after Dan was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease leading to a “Field of Dreams” type of trip. Robert [...]

Listen to Haunted Baseball

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

This morning we had a special edition of NYBD Radio Mickey Bradley co-author of the book Haunted Baseball joined me to talk about ghosts, curses, legends, and eerie events and the national pastime. He shared stories about Yankee Stadium, haunted hotels, and former big leaguers returning to their “field of dreams”. Howard Megdal of SNY [...]

Rick Peterson and 3P Sports

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Former big league pitching coach Rick Peterson joined me on Thursday’s edition of the show. Rick is currently one of the founders of 3P Sports, a program which helps young pitchers improve their performance and prevent injuries. We discussed the rise in injuries to young pitchers, some who have to have Tommy John surgery as [...]

Tale of Three Cities: The 1962 Baseball Season

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Author Steven Travers joins the show to give our latest historical look back. Steve is a former minor league player and author of over 15 books. One of his recent releases is “The Tale of Three Cities: the 1962 baseball season in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. We will hear from him as [...]

The Pride of Havana

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Hear Yale University Professor Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, author of the book “The Pride of Havana”, talk about the history of Cuban baseball on NYBD Radio. He discusses great players like El Duque, Livan Hernandez, Martin Dihigo, Minnie Minoso, Dolf Luque and others. We also chat about the impact defecting from the communist regime has on [...]

Fans, Energy, Home Field, and The Joy of Sox

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Last night I had two great guests join me on NYBD radio. Fred Lynn, former AL MVP, and Rick Leskowitz, producer of the film Joy of Sox, joined me to talk about how the fans can impact the outcome of a game or season. Fred talked about the tense nature of Red Sox fans while [...]

Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Listen to author Curt Smith discuss his latest work “Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story” This is the first ever biography of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Mr. Smith is no stranger to the topic of broadcasting since he has authored 13 books including the legendary “Voices of the Game”. During this segment I [...]

Bottom of the Ninth

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Michael Shapiro, author of the book “Bottom of the Ninth” joined the show last night. Below is a brief summary of the book, a link to download the podcast, and video about the story. Great segment on baseball history, the issues with Major League Baseball, and how the New York Mets came to fruition. Mike [...]

Brent Mayne and the Art of Catching

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Last night former big league catcher Brent Mayne came on to talk about his book “The Art of Catching”. Brent gave us life “behind the mask” as he discussed the life of a big league catcher. Hear him reminisce about catching Bret Saberhagen’s 1991 no hitter, winning a game, as a pitcher, and catching a [...]

The Baseball Talmud Tonight @ 6pm

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Hear me review the just released book “The Baseball Talmud” with author Howard Megdal. Howard will discuss his inspiration behind the book and how he went about ranking all 159 Jewish players. Hear Howard’s take on Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, Mo Berg, and Harry Danning among others. We will also discuss the top Jewish players [...]

Dr. Mike Marshall

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Former major league pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Dr. Mike Marshall is featured on the show. Dr. Marshall pitched for 14 seasons with nine different teams, most notably the Los Angeles Dodgers. Today he runs a compound to train pitchers on his revolutionary method of pitching, which he claims can prevent arm injuries. Check [...]

Remembering The Babe

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Last night, on my 1240 AM WGBB Show, I had the chance to talk with Linda Ruth Tosetti. Linda is the grand daughter of Babe Ruth and is heavily involved with carrying on his legacy. Linda discussed the Babe’s off the field passions, a website dedicated to retiring his number, and a special ceremony at [...]

Baseball And The President

Monday, August 18th, 2008

We have another interesting guest tonight as Mike Endcott, former US Secret Service Agent and private security for President NIxon, joins us. Mike will give us an “inside look” into how it was protecting the most famous sports fans in the country. He will also talk about his upcoming book “Walking with Presidents” and other [...]