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.

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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The Most Shameful Statue in Baseball

Mon., Nov. 14, 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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This Week in Baseball (TWIB)

Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 2:00 p.m. ET

Marty Appel is the author of 24 books, the latest of which, Pinstripe Empire, is widely recognized as the definitive history of the New York Yankees.

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The Designated Hitter: Not Quite as Newfangled as You May Think

Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. ET

Craig Calcaterra writes for Hardballtalk at NBC Sports.com.

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Mantle Coaching at First

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

Marty Appel is the author of 24 books, the latest of which, Pinstripe Empire, is widely recognized as the definitive history of the New York Yankees.

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The Stealin’ A’s: Grand Larceny in Oakland in 1976

Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET

Scott Ferkovich is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, and the leader of its Ballpark Project.

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