Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team

Mark C. Healey discusses his book, Gotham Baseball — the culmination of his longtime magazine and website of the same name — with Ralph Carhart, author of The Hall Ball. 

Buy Gotham Baseball.

YOGI: A Life Behind the Mask

Jon Pessah

Jon Pessah, author of Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask, dives deep into the golden age of Yankees baseball by exploring the winningest player of all time. In conversation with Jason Turbow, author of They Bled Blue, for the Pandemic Baseball Book Club.

Buy Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask.

PBBC Presents: Mets vs. Yankees, a Game Show

Brian Wright, author of The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars, squares off against James Griffin, author of The New York Yankees All-Time All-Stars, to see whose knowledge of New York baseball runs deeper.

Our esteemed judging panel is made up of Tyler Kepner, Jared Diamond and Jon Pessah, Hosted by Jason Turbow.

Let's play some games!

The Hall Ball

Ralph Carhart

In conversation with Mark C. Healey on
June 18, 2020.

Buy The Hall Ball.

PBBC Presents: Icons and Iconoclasts

A panel conversation about some of the greatest characters baseball has known. Jon Pessah (YOGI), John Shea (24), Mitch Nathanson (Bouton), Dale Tafoya (Billy Ball) and Jason Turbow (They Bled Blue) discuss the towering figures central to their books. Moderated by Justin McGuire.

June 29, 2020

From the Stick to the Cove

Chris Haft 

Chris Haft discusses his book, written in conjunction with legendary San Francisco Giants clubhouse manager Mike Murphy. In conversation with John Shea.

Buy From the Stick to the Cove.

The Hall Ball

Ralph Carhart

Ralph Carhart discusses his book, in which he brings a baseball, scavenged from a creek in Cooperstown, to every Hall of Famer, living or dead. In conversation with Mark C. Healey.

Buy The Hall Ball.

PBBC at New Jersey City University

In a panel discussion at NJCU, Pandemic Baseball Book Club founders Brad Balukjian, Eric Nusbaum, Anika Orrock and Jason Turbow discuss the club's origin story and offer readings from their own books. Moderated by PBBC member, and author of The Hall Ball, Ralph Carhart.

From the Stick to the Cove: My Six Decades With the San Francisco Giants

Chris Haft

In conversation with John Shea on May 18, 2020.

Buy Baseball From the Stick to the Cove.

The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars

Brian Wright

In conversation with Mark C. Healey on May 17, 2020.

Buy The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars.

Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles

James Overmyer

In conversation with Bill Nowlin on June 3, 2020.

Buy Queen of the Negro Leagues.

Working a "Perfect Game"

Bill Nowlin

In conversation with Jim Overmyer on June 14, 2020.

Buy Working a "Perfect Game."

Baseball for Kids

Adam MacKinnon

In conversation with Eric Nusbaum on May 15, 2020.

And prior to the conversation: This.

Buy Baseball for Kids here.

24: Life Stories and Lessons from
the Say Hey Kid 

John Shea

In conversation with Joan Ryan on May 12, 2020.

Buy 24 here.

BILLY BALL

Dale Tafoya

In conversation with Jacob Kornhauser on May 10, 2020.

Buy Billy Ball here.

THE CACTUS LEAGUE: A NOVEL

Emily Nemens

In conversation with Anika Orrock on April 28, 2020.

Buy The Cactus League here.

THE INCREDIBLE WOMEN OF THE ALL-AMERICAN GIRLS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE

Anika Orrock

In conversation with Brad Balukjian on April 10, 2020.

Buy TIWAAGPB here.

INTANGIBLES: UNLOCKING THE SCIENCE AND SOUL OF TEAM CHEMISTRY

Joan Ryan

In conversation with Ray Ratto on April 23, 2020.

Buy Intangibles here.

STEALING HOME: LOS ANGELES, 
THE DODGERS, AND THE LIVES CAUGHT IN BETWEEN

Eric Nusbaum

In conversation with Jason Turbow on April 25, 2020.

Buy Stealing Home here.

HALL OF NAME

D.B. Firstman

In conversation with Brad Balukjian on April 6, 2020.

Buy Hall of Name here.

SWING KINGS

Jared Diamond

In conversation with Tyler Kepner on April 3, 2020

Buy Swing Kings here.

K: A HISTORY OF BASEBALL IN TEN PITCHES

Tyler Kepner

In conversation with Jason Turbow on April 2, 2020.

Buy K here.

THEY BLED BLUE

Jason Turbow

In conversation with Eric Nusbaum on March 30, 2020.

Buy They Bled Blue here.

"ON OPENING DAY (FERNANDO VALENZUELA)"

Jason Turbow

In conversation with sing-songwriter Bob Hillman on March 27, 2020.

When he found out about the existence of They Bled Blue, Bob Hillman—who as an 11-year-old in LA in 1981 worshiped those Dodgers—seized upon it as inspiration and immediately wrote a song about Fernando Valenzuela. Jason and Bob discuss the song and those Dodgers and wonder of baseball in childhood.

Find Bob Hillman here.

Check out Dodger blog Think Blue Planning Committee's take on Bob's song here.

Hear the studio version of "On Opening Day (Fernando Valenzuela)"

THE WAX PACK

Brad Balukjian

In conversation with Jason Turbow on March 25, 2020.

Buy The Wax Pack here.

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