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The Leonard Lopate Show

Baseball's Crisis, and Reinvention

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In the fall of 1992, baseball was in crisis and on the path to the unthinkable: canceling a World Series for the first time in history. 

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The Takeaway

After Riots, The Orioles Play to An Empty Stadium

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the wake of rioting and unrest in Baltimore, the Orioles played to an empty stadium as fans were locked out outside.

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WNYC News

Little Fanfare as A-Rod Stares Down Mays' Home Run Record

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The 39-year-old Yankee is sitting on 659 career home runs — just one away from tying the legendary Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball's all-time home run list.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside Yankees Baseball

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Former Yanks pitcher & broadcaster Jim Kaat shares stories from the Yankees' inner sanctum, from negotiations with George Steinbrenner to impromptu batting practice with the NYPD. 

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Unsung Heroes of Baseball

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: This Ballpark Organist Balances Twitter and Tradition

Friday, April 10, 2015

In our final installment of Ballpark Figures, organist Matthew Kaminski shares how he crowdsources musical taunts for the opposing team while keeping ballpark traditions alive.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Life of a Ballpark Vendor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Next up in Ballpark Figures: Ted Berg, a former stands vendor at Shea Stadium, tells us what he did when a Yankee fan spit chewed hot dog at him.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Spanish-Language Voice of the Dodgers

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Next up in Ballpark Figures: Jaime Jarrín, the Spanish-language voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, takes us from a fence factory in East L.A. to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: Milwaukee's Sausage Racers

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

All week we're celebrating baseball's unsung heroes. Here, Michael Dillon tells us why he decided to stage a giant costumed sausage race at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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WNYC News

In Pictures: Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

Monday, April 06, 2015

It's the beginning of spring in the Bronx.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: The Hazards of Playing Mr. Met

Monday, April 06, 2015

The Mets kick off their regular season this afternoon in Washington, D.C. AJ Mass once donned the Mr. Met costume. Here, he reflects on the weird, woolly world of sports mascots.

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The Takeaway

Send Us Your Ballpark Memories!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Next week, the 2015 baseball season will officially kick off. To celebrate America's pastime, we'll be talking to some unsung baseball heroes, but we also want to hear from you.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Baseball, Politics, and All the Scandals in Between

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The ever-lively Mike Lupica, Daily News sports and politics writer, weighs in on the return of A-Rod, Little League controversies, and Rudy Giuliani's recent tour through the headlines.

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99% Invisible

151- La Mascotte

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

design, costume, mascot, sports, baseball, Phanatic, Phillies, Muppet, Youppi, Max Patkin

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The Jonathan Channel

The 45th Annual Salute to Baseball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tune in Tuesday from noon to 4PM and hear Jonathan Schwartz' 45 Annual Salute to Baseball!

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WNYC News

Gov. Mario Cuomo's First Love Was Baseball

Friday, January 02, 2015

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Filmmaker Ken Burns says that for Cuomo, baseball was about democracy.

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WNYC News

Will Cuba's 'Beisboleros' Flock to American Shores?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Major League Baseball fans hoping for an influx of Cuba's mythical talent will have to wait a while longer.

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The Takeaway

What U.S.-Cuba Relations Mean for Baseball

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba has a long history with the sport of baseball.  Here we explore what impact a new diplomatic relationship with Cuba have for Major League Baseball.

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Radiolab

Patient Zero - Updated

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The greatest mysteries have a shadowy figure at the center, Patient Zero. We hunt for Patient Zeroes from all over the map.      

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being Gay in Major League Baseball

Monday, November 10, 2014

Billy Bean, former outfielder, and now Major League Baseball's first "Ambassador for Inclusion," discusses his new memoir and working with teams to train against homophobia.

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