William Brashler, journalist and author discusses his novel "Bingo Long's Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings". Mr Brashler converses with Studs about his research for the novel and the players he had spoken with to gather information for the book. The novel tells the story of a baseball team that revolts from a tyrannical Negro League owner and spends the 1939 season barnstorming around the Midwest. Includes two excerpts of a Cool Papa Bell interview talking about their travel as "barnstormers". Studs and Mr Brashler read several exchanges of dialogue from the book.
Discussing "Pitchers Do Get Lonely and other Sports Stories," with author Ira Berkow.
Interviewing sportswriter Ira Berkow.
Discussing the book "Stengel: his life and times" with the sports writer author Robert Creamer.
Ring Lardner Jr. discusses the writings of his father Ring Lardner, and his new book "The Lardners: My Family Remembered", discussing his family life, Mother, Father, and siblings.
Discussing the book "Beating the Bushes: Life in the Minor League," published by Icarus Press) with sports editor and author Frank Dolson.
Discussing "The Sportswriter" (published by Random House Vintage) with the author Richard Ford.
Discussing the play "Bleacher Bums: A Nine-Inning Comedy" with Richard Fiere and creator and actor Joe Mantegna.
Sportswriter Jerome Holtzman discusses his book "No Cheering in the Press Box."
Discussing the book "The Fight" and interviewing the author Norman Mailer.
Discussing baseball and interviewing Bill Leonard.
Discussing the book "The courting of Marcus DuPree" with the author Willie Morris.