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Mission Improbable: Surviving A Bills Game ... In A Kaepernick Jersey
For the first week of this NFL season, Sports Illustrated gave writer Tim Rohan an unusal assignment. He was to attend a game -- wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey. His trip to Buffalo led to shouted profanities, illicit moonshine and something unexpected.
Hank Greenberg: Caught Between Baseball And His Religion
In September 1934, Detroit Tigers slugger Hank Greenberg had to make some tough decisions: sit out games during Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur or suit up and play with the AL pennant on the line? Along the way, the Detroit Free Press played a critical role in shaping the conversation in Detroit.
Latest Show: Baseball On Rosh Hashanah, Kaepernick Jersey, Maria Sharapova
In 1934, Hank Greenberg was the star of a Tigers team vying for the pennant. This week on Only A Game, Greenberg's struggle to balance baseball and his Jewish faith during a period of intense anti-Semitism in Detroit. And a Sports Illustrated reporter donned a Colin Kaepernick jersey and headed into the thick of a Buffalo Bills tailgate. Plus, Maria Sharapova had to overcome Lindsay Davenport -- and fox poop -- to win her first Wimbledon title. Join us!
Latest Show: 'Deacon' White, Forgotten Gold Medal, Lineman In Vietnam
James "Deacon" White recorded professional baseball's first hit and pioneered the catcher position. This week on Only A Game, 96-year-old Betty Jackson helps tell the story of her grandfather. Also, a long-forgotten Olympic gold medal is recovered by a basketball star and her family. And the tale of a former NFL lineman who played a critical role in the bloodiest battle of the Vietnam War. Join us!
Littlefield: After An Unusual At-Bat, Thinking Of Frank Deford
Frank Deford, who passed away in May, delighted NPR listeners with his weekly commentaries for 37 years. One particular at-bat during a game on Monday between the Yankees and the Rays gave Bill Littlefield reason to remember Deford’s work.