Battle Of The Sexes, Native Hockey Trailblazer, Atlanta Braves' Organist

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Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes. (AP)
Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes. (AP)

This week on Only A Game, how Billie Jean King's 1973 win over Bobby Riggs sparked a scary confrontation on the Alaskan tundra. Plus, the story of Fred Sasakamoose's journey from an Indian residential school to the NHL. And the Atlanta Braves' organist who loves playing walk-up songs ... for the visiting team. Join us!

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The Story Of Fred Sasakamoose, An Indigenous Hockey Pioneer
Fred Sasakamoose was one of the first Indigenous players in the National Hockey League. His road to professional hockey inspired a generation of athletes.

3 Stories: Serena Williams Edition
Julie DiCaro of 670 The Score in Chicago and Penn State assistant professor Amira Rose Davis join Howard Bryant for a special edition of 3 Stories You Should Know.

The Battle Of The Sexes And A Scary Confrontation On The Alaskan Tundra
Janis Stoner was the only woman working as a land surveyor in Alaska when Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes. After the match, Stoner feared for her life.

Ely: A Coach’s Motivation
Elissa Ely shares the story of a family bond strengthened by volleyball.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Howard Bryant to discuss the treatment of Serena Williams during and after last weekend's US Open Final. Also, the New York Jets' big Monday Night win. And, a disc golfer encounters a large mammal hazard.

Braves Organist Gets Creative With Visitors' Walk-Up Songs
Braves organist Matthew Kaminski has entertained fans for nearly 10 years … with walk-up songs that poke fun at visiting players.

This program aired on September 15, 2018.


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