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The Farewell Show: Revisiting Our First Episode, Bill Littlefield Returns, And More48:36
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Only A Game's original staff (from left to right): Producer Gary Waleik, Technical Director Jenn Loeb, Host Bill Littlefield, Senior Producer David Greene. (Courtesy WBUR)
Only A Game's original staff (from left to right): Producer Gary Waleik, Technical Director Jenn Loeb, Host Bill Littlefield, Senior Producer David Greene. (Courtesy WBUR)

On the last new episode of Only A Game, producer Martin Kessler revisits a childhood meeting with Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra. Also, Doris Kearns Goodwin explains how baseball made her a better historian. And, producer Gary Waleik revisits the very first episodof Only A Game — and the precedent it set for the next 27 years. And Cari Champion and Jemele Hill discuss their time at ESPN and their new show, "Stick to Sports." Plus, Bill Littlefield returns to chat with Charlie Pierce. Join us!

'You Do Know Who His Wife Is, Don’t You?': My Brush With Mia And Nomar
Martin Kessler was at a restaurant, and he got a tip: Nomar Garciaparra was there.

Athlete Activism Against Police Violence Reminds Ken Shropshire Of '85's 'Sun City'
"If the prize is ending racism in America, that's not going to happen with one action."

Why Doris Kearns Goodwin Says Baseball Made Her A Better Historian
Goodwin says baseball influenced her life personally ... and as a storyteller.

How Only A Game's First Story Helped Lay The Foundation For A 27-Year Run
Our very first episode featured a story about an eccentric former MLB pitcher that set the stage for many stories to come.

'And Finally, Charlie...': Bill and Charlie, One More Time
Bill Littlefield returns for one last romp through the sports landscape with Charlie.

Cari Champion And Jemele Hill Won't 'Stick To Sports'
Hill says that sports and the rest of the world aren't separate from each other.

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This program aired on August 29, 2020.

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