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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2009): The Houses Taxpayers Built

Monday, October 27, 2014

Longtime New York Times sports columnist, George Vecsey, discusses Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium.

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The Takeaway

Giants Vs. Royals: A World Series Showdown

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Are you rootin' for the Royals, or gunning for the Giants? Let's play ball—who are you going to get behind and why?

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The Takeaway

Retro Report: MLB Player Curt Flood Paved the Way for Free Agency

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Retro Report team looks back at the 1970 lawsuit filed by St. Louis Cardinals player Curt Flood, who changed the course of professional sports.

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The Takeaway

The Long-Awaited Kansas City Royals Comeback

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Die-hard fans of the Kansas City Royals watched their team lose their entire adult lives, but now these underdogs are finally entering the playoffs again for the first time in 29 years.

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WNYC News

Jeter Wins it For Yankees in Home Farewell

Friday, September 26, 2014

Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning

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Features

ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 26, 2014

WNYC
Your favorite bands are (sort of) faking it on stage. Alan Cumming chats with a blind photographer. New York in 101 Objects. Here are the week’s top stories, all in one playlist.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Truth Behind Dock Ellis' LSD No-Hitter

Friday, September 05, 2014

Legend has it Dock Ellis pitched his 1970 no-hitter on acid. But Dock's story is about way more than just the LSD no-no.

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99% Invisible

129- Thomassons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cities, like living things, evolve slowly over time. Buildings and structures get added and renovated and removed, and in this process, bits and pieces that get left behind. Vestiges. Just as humans have tailbones and whales have pelvic bones,

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Freakonomics Radio

What Do Medieval Nuns and Bo Jackson Have in Common? (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A look at whether spite pays -- and if it even exists.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Ken Griffey, Sr.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Inspired by a road trip, and listening to James Brown.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ken Griffey, Sr., and the Big Red Machine

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ken Griffey, Sr. on his his 19-year major league career, as an outfielder, scout, coach, and manager, and father of two professional ballplayers.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

A. Bartlett Giamatti: Baseball as a Meditation and Narrative On Life

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Baseball as a metaphor for life.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Baseball’s Heroes and Villains

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ken Griffey, Sr., reflects on his 19-year major league career as player, scout, coach, manager…and the father of two professional ballplayers. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar on his latest work, “The Who & the What.” He’ll be joined by Nadine Malouf and Bernard White, who star in it. We’ll discuss a new production of Jules Romains’ dark comedy “Donogoo” with the director and translator Gus Kaikkonen and scenic designer Roger Hanna. Investigative reporters Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts discuss the scandals, hearings, suspensions, and repercussions of the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in baseball.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Miami Clinic Behind the Alex Rodriguez Steroid Scandal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A new book by two investigative journalists on a Miami clinic that had been supplying performance enhancing drugs to baseball players.

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WNYC News

We Still Don't Know Everything Lou Gehrig Said in His Famous Speech

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig said he was the luckiest man alive despite being diagnosed with a fatal illness. But little of his farewell speech beyond that has survived 75 years later.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 20, 2014

Need to catch up? The Brian Lehrer Show picks three of their favorite segments from the week and compiles them into one podcast.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Tributes: Don Zimmer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Don Zimmer was a big man, physically, but he had a huge presence in the world of baseball for over 60 years, as a player, manager, coach, and adviser.  He was married on a baseball diamond in 1951, and, some would say, he never left the field – between playing infield with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Mets (where he was an original member), and then as Yankee manager Joe Torre’s right-hand man and bench coach on four World Series championship teams.  He died recently at the age of 83.  And you can hear his conversation with Leonard Lopate from April 2001. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Story Behind Baseball's Ugliest Brawl

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It started when a fight broke out between Giants pitcher Juan Marichal and Dodgers catcher John Roseboro. And it had its roots in the racial prejudices against blacks and Latinos both men faced.

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The Takeaway

Takeaway Book Club Preview: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour'

Monday, May 26, 2014

Takeaway producer and book critic Mythili Rao previews the first book on The Takeaway Book Club's summer reading list: "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" by Joshua Ferris.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Willie Randolph, Yankees Player and Coach

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Legendary Yankee talks about his ups and downs on the field and in the dugout, as well as his time as manager of the Mets.

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