Baseball Banter Archives

Here we have archived our past Baseball Banter chats, where your favorite authors participated in a live chat about their latest articles. Be sure to check the Baseball Banter calendar on the home page or our Baseball Banter page for the dates and times of upcoming chats.

The Negro Leagues East-West All-Star Game

Mon., Mar. 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

In part 6, Dickson recounts the “Game of Games,” which pitted the best of the East against the best of the West in the first Negro Leagues All-Star Game.

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Lon Warneke: A Most Judicious Pitcher

Fri., March 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

A calming presence on the mound as a player, Lon Warneke appeared in the 1933 All-Star Game, striking out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

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The Great Al Simmons: Remembering the Philadelphia Athletics Star

Wed., Mar. 8, 2017, 9:00 p.m. ET

The surly Al Simmons, a favorite of the great Connie Mack, had a stellar career as a player and coach in Major League Baseball, but today he is often overlooked.

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A Modest Proposal

Mon., Mar. 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

As Paul Dickson describes in part 5 of his series on the history of MLB All-Star Games, while Cubs President William Veeck Sr.

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Ken Burkhart: The One-Call Legacy and Instant Replay

Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

As Schechter outlines in part 6 of his series, pitcher turned umpire Ken Burkhart is best known or a play at the plate in Game 1 of the 1970 World Series that sparked lively dis

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The First All-Star Game: Babe Ruth Prevails

Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

In part 4, Dickson describes the action in MLB's first All-Star Game, played in Chicago's Comiskey Park.

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Charlie Berry: Six Careers in One

Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

Charlie Berry was an anomaly for players turned umpires. As Schechter explains in part 5 of his series, Berry was a catcher, rather than a player.

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Larry MacPhail: The Oddball Genius

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET

Daniel Wyatt is a Canadian author of 10 books and half-a-dozen magazine articles in the sports and non-sports historical genre.

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The Game of the Century: Major League Baseball Agrees to an All-Star Game

Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

Chicago’s 1933 World’s Fair served as an impetus for the first MLB All-Star Game.

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George Pipgras: Two Half-Careers

Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

George Pipgras was in the rotation for the legendary 1927 New York Yankees and went undefeated in three World Series starts.

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