Bob Gaines is the author of Christy Mathewson, the Christian Gentleman: How One Man’s Faith and Fastball Forever Changed Baseball. The book is a fascinating look at Mathewson’s personal and professional career.

Gaines shares how Mathewson’s faith and character were put to the test in the world of professional sports. The book reveals new information on Mathewson’s childhood and college years not documented by other sports historians—information discovered by the author in Christy Mathewson’s hometown, the churches he attended, and college archives.

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Aaron Skirboll is the author of The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven: How a Ragtag Group of Fans Took the Fall for Major League Baseball.

The book is scandalous and breath-taking; shocking and revealing; sad and disappointing. The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven is the story of the 1985 Pittsburgh drug trials and the steroid era. In this episode of Voices, Skirboll takes us behind-the-scenes of one of baseball’s biggest and most embarrassing scandals.


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It’s been a busy weekend for the Voices Podcast team.

On the latest podcast we welcomed authors Matthew Silverman and Tom Stanton and Chris McShane to discuss baseball.

Silverman, author of 100 Things Mets Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die, joins us to share his guide to “all things New York Mets” including Robin Ventura’s 1999 Grand-Slam single, the 1969 shoe polish incident, and the history behind the names and numbers on the left-field wall.

Tom Stanton is the author of  Ty and The Babe: Baseball’s Fiercest Rivals: A Surprising Friendship and the 1941 Has-Beens Golf Championship. A finalist for a Quill Award, Ty and The Babe takes readers into the heart of the rivalry (and later-in-life friendship) of two of baseball’s most legendary stars. We discuss his book and research.

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