Ed Randall and Sridhar Pappu talk about Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and how the 1968 Baseball season still resonates 50 years later.
Bob D'Angelo speaks with Sridhar Pappu, author of the book The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017)
Doug Miles talks with Sridhar Pappu author “The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age” on “Talk Across America”. Book available here: http://amzn.to/2zTkyju
We talk with Sridhar Pappu, author of "Year of the Pitcher." It's an outstanding look at 1968, a tumultuous year in both baseball and the country, with two figures--pitchers Denny McLain and Bob Gibson--serving as avatars for the tensions tearing apart the country. (Sound familiar?) It's an exceptional look at a difficult time in American history, and we highly recommend it. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the World Series!
My guest Author Sirdhar Pappu author of The Year of the Pitcher. It is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3–1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series.
Reporter and author SRIDHAR PAPPU joins our show to discuss his recent Male Animal column in The New York Times about what happens when big-time sports fans find themselves no longer caring as much. Is it inevitable? Should "fair-weather fandom" lose its stigma? And for the love of god, is Adam a Packers fan or a Broncos fan?!