Philadelphia Baseball: Past, Present, & Personal


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William Kashatus is a historian, educator and writer who focuses on Philadelphia baseball and the social justice issues that have affected the national pastime.

His weekly podcast explores Philadelphia’s rich baseball past and the personalities who have shaped that history as well as those who continue to influence the current game.

Guests include former major league players, owners, journalists and authors who’ve written books on Connie Mack’s A’s, the Phillies and the old Negro League teams as well as those who are involved in the region’s amateur baseball scene.

Kashatus has written more than a dozen baseball books, including:

Dick Allen: the Life and Times of a Baseball Immortal (2017)

Macho Row: The 1993 Phillies & Baseball’s Unwritten Code (2017)

Suicide Squeeze: Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi and the Fight Against Teenage Steroid Abuse (2016)

Jackie & Campy: The Untold Story of Their Rocky Relationship and the Breaking of Baseball’s Color Line (2014)*

The Immortals: An Art Collection of Baseball’s Best with Dick Perez (2010)*

Almost A Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the 1980 World Champion Phillies (2008)*

Money Pitcher: Chief Bender and Tragedy of Indian Assimilation (2006)*

September Swoon: Richie Allen, the ’64 Phillies and Racial Integration (2004)+

Lou Gehrig: The Making of an American Legend (2004)

Diamonds in the Coalfields: Major League Baseball Players from Northeast Pennsylvania (2002)

Mike Schmidt: Philadelphia’s Hall of Fame Third Basemen (2000)

Connie Mack’s ’29 Triumph: The Rise and Fall of the Philadelphia Athletics’ Dynasty (1999)

One-Armed Wonder: Pete Gray, Wartime Baseball and the American Dream (1995)

*Finalist, Casey Award, Spitball Magazine

+Winner of 2005 Dave Moore Award, Elysian Fields Quarterly Review