The latest from Only A Game
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Roger Federer's eighth Wimbledon singles title. Also, Mark O'Meara's disastrous opening shot at the 2017 British Open, and why New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may wish he had skipped a recent Mets game.
Latest Show: Rio's Olympic Legacy, Ichiro's Milestone, Tup Holmes
Last summer, all eyes were on Rio as the world's best athletes competed at the 2016 Olympics. This week on Only A Game, a look at Rio's legacy of displacement, despair — and resistance in Vila Autódromo. Also, the story of one baseball superfan's 18-month quest to witness Ichiro Suzuki's 3,000th career hit. And, Alfred "Tup" Holmes' fight to desegregate golf in Atlanta in the 1950s. Join us!
Latest Show: Jim Abbott, Yale's Worst Rower, Rubik's Cube History
Jim Abbott was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for a decade. He was also born without a right hand. This week on Only A Game, Abbott tells the story of a teacher who taught him an important lesson. Also, the self-proclaimed worst oarsman in Yale history finds an unlikely rowing partner in Italy. And the rise, fall and rise of the Rubik's Cube. Join us!
Popes, Presidents And Putin: Collecting Signed Baseballs For World Peace
Randy Kaplan is on a quest to bring the world together through his collection of signed baseballs. So far, he's gotten 350 baseballs signed by world leaders -- and another thousand signed by prospective world leaders. Kaplan shares some of his favorite stories with OAG's Karen Given.
The Biggest Trade That Never Was: Joe DiMaggio For Ted Williams
Perhaps no two players better represented the character of their respective teams than Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Then why did the Yankee and Red Sox owners almost swap them? The answer lies somewhere between a little too much scotch and even more conjecture.
Latest Show: Baseball Diplomacy, Tom Meschery, Williams-DiMaggio Swap?
Randy Kaplan has collected 350 baseballs signed by world leaders. This week on Only A Game, Kaplan talks about popes, presidents and Vladimir Putin. Plus, a descendant of Leo Tolstoy talks about his decade in the NBA -- and poetry. And the story of a Ted Williams-Joe DiMaggio trade that almost happened...maybe. Join us!