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Med School And The Major Leagues With Dr. — And Nurse — Baseball
Gail Hopkins played professional baseball for a decade while studying his way to five degrees and a career in orthopedic surgery. He says his international, multi-tasking adventure wouldn't have been possible if not for his wife, Caroline.
Lawmakers In The Outfield: The Story Behind The Congressional Baseball Game
Each summer, Democrats and Republicans meet in the Congressional Baseball Game. The tradition has a humble beginning. "None of the outfielders caught any fly balls," says Mary Craig, who recently wrote about the inaugural competition in 1909.
'The Banana-Leaf Ball' Shows How 'Play Can Change The World'
Young Benjamin Nzobonankira's life in a refugee camp in Tanzania was grim, until soccer coaches arrived to teach lessons of forgiveness. Author Katie Smith Milway hopes to use Benjamin's story to spread that message to children all over the world.
Latest Show: Dr. Baseball, Refugee Camp Soccer, Congressional Ballgame
You've heard of multitasking -- but have you heard of the ballplayer who went to medical school? This week on Only A Game, Dr. Gail Hopkins and his wife, Caroline, explain how they balanced it all. Plus, we look at the not-so-silly reason behind the supremely silly Congressional Baseball Game. And, the tale of a refugee camp, soccer ball and children's book. Join us!
Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the legal merit of a lawsuit filed by a San Antonio fan after Spurs star Kawhi Leonard was injured by an opponent. Also, Terry Francona's funny scoreboard message, and Duke Athletics looks for an indentured servant.
Latest Show: Kareem And Coach Wooden, Elam Ending, Rick Ankiel
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and John Wooden couldn't have appeared less alike on the surface. This week on Only A Game, how the two men forged a 50-year friendship. Also, Mensa member/MLB groundskeeper Nick Elam is trying to revolutionize the rules of basketball to make the ends of games more exciting. And former MLB pitcher Rick Ankiel opens up about the game that led to the end of his pitching career — and a second baseball dream. Join us!
Allison Feaster: Life As A Pro Basketball Player ... And Mom ... Overseas
Just before the start of her eighth WNBA season, Allison Feaster learned she was pregnant. "I was ecstatic. We were ecstatic," Feaster says. "But at the same time, you have to really consider the professional ramifications of being pregnant."