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.

1920: The Babe, the Exposure, and the Judge

Feb. 24, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET

The 1920 season played a central role in two developments that were vital to the game’s structure.

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Calling the Shots

Feb. 22, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET

The 1956 World Series may not have been won by the New York Yankees if not for manager Casey Stengel taking some strong advice from Billy Martin and Yogi Berra on whom should be

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Effa Manley: Pressing and Passing After a Fashion

With Bob McGee
Feb. 19, 2016, 6:00 p.m. ET

Effa Manley was a woman ahead of her time in many areas of her life. Join Bob McGee in a chat about this baseball pioneer. 

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Feb. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m. ET

Jacob Pomrenke will chat about his newest article for The National Pastime Museum, on the tumultuous 1912 baseball season, which featured the opening of Boston’s Fenway Park, a

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The Boston Red Stockings, 1871-75

Feb. 15, 2016, 9:00 p.m. ET

Sometimes knowing nothing at all about a given subject can give a baseball researcher pleasure in learning about a whole new (in this case, old) part of the game.

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The Second Coming of Joe DiMaggio

Feb. 12, 2016, 2:30 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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The 1911 Season: The Cream Rises to the Top

Feb. 10, 2016, 2:00 p.m. ET

The 1911 season was an oasis of offense in the middle of the Deadball Era, and in all respects the cream rose to the top.

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Double Steal: The Mutt and Jeff Bandits

Feb. 8, 2016, 4:00 p.m. ET

Rick Dempsey, Larry Yount, a California Pony League All-Star team and a coach who robbed 13 banks in 1963 with his business partner. Talk about a double steal!


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Looking Back at 1998

Feb. 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. ET

The 1998 New York Yankees was a great team. According to author Bob Klapisch it was the best team he has ever covered. 


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Feb. 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. ET

1904: A Season with pitchers that lasted forever and the World Series never happened.  It might just be the most interesting season that no one remembers.

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