Podcast with Andrew Maraniss about his book Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke

Burke was the first openly gay player in MLB and invented the high-five. https://newbooksnetwork.com/singled-out On October 2nd, 1977, Glenn Burke, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, made history without even swinging a bat. When his teammate Dusty Baker hit a historic home run, Glenn enthusiastically congratulated him with the first ever high five. But GlennContinue reading “Podcast with Andrew Maraniss about his book Singled Out: The True Story of Glenn Burke”

Podcast with Bradford Pearson regarding his book The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance During WWII America

https://newbooksnetwork.com/the-eagles-of-heart-mountain In the spring of 1942, the United States government forced 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes in California, Oregon, Washington, and Arizona and sent them to incarceration camps across the West. Nearly 14,000 of them landed on the outskirts of Cody, Wyoming, at the base of Heart Mountain. Behind barbed wire fences, they facedContinue reading “Podcast with Bradford Pearson regarding his book The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance During WWII America”

Podcast with the author of Pro Sports in 1993

https://newbooksnetwork.com/pro-sports-in-1993 America and Canada both saw historic sports milestones in 1993. While the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bulls reigned supreme, the Toronto Blue Jays won a second consecutive World Series on a walk-off homer, and the Montreal Canadiens emerged as the last Canadian team to win a Stanley Cup. While stars like Michael Jordan, WayneContinue reading “Podcast with the author of Pro Sports in 1993”