The Boston Red Sox have a new manager. On Tuesday, the team introduced John Farrell as the team's 46th manager, replacing Bobby Valentine, who was fired after presiding over a dismal season in which the Sox lost 93 games. Farrell was the Sox pitching coach before he left to manage the Toronto Blue Jays for the last two seasons.
Plus, the World Series begins Wednesday night in San Francisco and pits the San Francisco Giants against the Detroit Tigers. It took the Giants seven games to knock out the Cardinals, whereas the Tigers dispatched the Yankees in a four a game sweep.
Lastly, we hear a little about the graphic book, "Hit By Pitch" by Molly Lawless, which tells the story of Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians, the only ball player ever to be killed by a pitch back in 1920.
- Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game
This segment aired on October 24, 2012.