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.

Stability at Last: Baseball in the 1900s

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET

William J. Ryczek has written a trilogy on the early history of baseball.

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Charlie Berry: Six Careers in One

Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

Charlie Berry was an anomaly for players turned umpires. As Schechter explains in part 5 of his series, Berry was a catcher, rather than a player.

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Larry MacPhail: The Oddball Genius

Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 8:00 p.m. ET

Daniel Wyatt is a Canadian author of 10 books and half-a-dozen magazine articles in the sports and non-sports historical genre.

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The Game of the Century: Major League Baseball Agrees to an All-Star Game

Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

Chicago’s 1933 World’s Fair served as an impetus for the first MLB All-Star Game.

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George Pipgras: Two Half-Careers

Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

George Pipgras was in the rotation for the legendary 1927 New York Yankees and went undefeated in three World Series starts.

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Patsy Tebeau, the Manager Who Walked Away

Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET

Graham Womack will read, write, and talk about baseball history any day of the week. Come ask him anything about the subject.

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Baseball Hits Rock Bottom in the Early 1930s

Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

In part 2 of Dickson’s account of MLB’s All-Star Game, the Great Depression causes baseball to hit a new low, and owners and sportswriters are looking for a way to boost attenda

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Eddie Rommel: Making Plan B Work

Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

In part 3, Schechter examines knuckleballer Eddie Rommel, who won a World Series game with fellow umpiring legend Bill Dinneen behind the plate.

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The Detroit Wolverines, National League Champions!

Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET

Scott Ferkovich was the editor of Tigers by the Tale: Fifty Great Games at Michigan and Trumbull, published by the Society for American Baseball Research.

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The Tragic Death of Addie Joss and MLB’s First Collection of All-Stars

Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. ET

In this 10-part series on the history of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, Paul Dickson begins with the tragic death of pitcher Addie Joss, and the all-star exhibition game

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