Twenty-five years ago, Eric Murangwa played in goal for Rwanda's top soccer club. He was 19 years old and one of the country's most beloved players. He was also a Tutsi. This week on Only A Game, Murangwa shares the story of how soccer helped save him from the Rwandan genocide. Also, a baseball fan investigates the day his father donned a House of David jersey and caught for the great Satchel Paige. And to flip or not to flip? The "controversy" surrounding bat flips. Join us!
Eric Murangwa was one of just three Tutsi players on Rwanda's Rayon Sports soccer club when the Hutu-led Rwandan genocide began.
Julie DiCaro, sportswriter and host at Chicago’s 670 The Score, and Amira Rose Davis, Penn State professor and co-host of the Burn It All Down podcast, join Jason Gay.
Jason Gay and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss Tiger's Masters win, Tampa Bay's Stanley Cup playoff collapse, and Rob Gronkowski's Lombardi Trophy bunt.
How did an amateur ballplayer end up subbing for a team from a religious cult and catching a game for Satchel Paige?
This program aired on April 20, 2019.