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 Rajah

Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET

As a skinny 19-year-old, Rogers Hornsby started out his major league career as a shortstop/third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Eckersley, Duncan, and La Russa

Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET

A founding member of Baseball Weekly, Tim Wendel is the author of 11 books, including the award-winning baseball trilogy – High Heat, Summer of ’68 and Dow

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Major League Baseball—Baseball in the 1870s

Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET

Baseball was competitive and professional by the end of the 1860s, but competition is unsatisfying without an effective process for determining a champion.

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The Baltimore Orioles and the Cleveland Spiders

Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET

From a baseball standpoint, there was nothing gay about the 1890s.

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The Best World Series of All Time

Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET

A founding member of Baseball Weekly, Tim Wendel is the author of 11 books, including the award-winning baseball trilogy – High Heat, Summer of ’68 and Dow

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Going Pro—Baseball in the 1860s

Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET

During the 1860s, America was ravaged by a bloody civil war, and following the peace a booming economy was accompanied by westward expansion.

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The Quest of Marvin Miller: A Briefcase for a Lance

Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:00 p.m. ET

Should Marvin Miller, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association from 1966-1982, be in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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The Supreme Court’s Love of Baseball

Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET

Craig Calcaterra writes for Hardballtalk at NBC Sports.com. His non-baseball writing can be read at craigcalcaterra.tumblr.com.

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From a Game to a Sport—Baseball in the 1850s

Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET

The 1850s were the decade in which baseball evolved from a game played for fun by children and for exercise by a few grown men to a competitive affair in which teams of adult me

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Reverend Doctor Crew Chief Ted Barrett, Major League Umpire

Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET

Join Bill Nowlin to discuss the pressures of being a MLB umpire.

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