May 4 2011

“Baseball Haiku” with Cor van den Heuvel at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

"Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever Written About The Game"

Join award-winning Haiku poet Cor van den Heuvel for an interesting and enlightening evening in the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse


April 30 2011

“High Heat” with Tim Wendel at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

"High Heat" was named one of the Top 10 sports titles by Publisher's Weekly.

From legends such as Walter Johnson, Satchel Paige, Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan - to present-day standard-bearers like Tim Lincecum and David Price - Tim Wendel reveals the fascinating history of the fastball from its early development to its present form. "High Heat" explores the pitch's remarkable impact on the game as well as the feats and trials of the pitchers who have attempted to master it. The book contains more than just stats. "High Heat" is a fast-paced journey through the past and present of our national pastime, and a vivid reminder of why we love the game.

Tim Wendel is the author of eight books. A founding editor of USA Today Baseball Weekly, his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, GQ and Esquire.

Tim teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at Johns Hopkins University, where he received the 2009 Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a Walter E. Dakin Fellow and Tennessee Williams Scholar to the Sewanee Writing Conference, and a Pen/Faulkner visiting writer to the Washington, DC Public Schools.

Here's Tim Wendel -- a literary flamethrower -- Live in the Clubhouse...


March 23 2011

“The Baseball” with Zack Hample at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

Zack Hample has snagged 4,662 baseballs in 48 different major league stadiums. "The Baseball" is Zack's third book.

This is a guy who knows his way around a stadium... the best places to stand, the odds of foul balls landing in each section, the ideal seats. You get the idea.

In this enlightening, entertaining, and often wildly funny book, Zack Hample shares ballpark legends and lore, details the evolution of the ball, and offers up his secret methods for snagging your own from major league games.

Zack also snags baseballs to raise money for the charity "Pitch In For Baseball."

Listen to a fascinating evening... Live in the Clubhouse.


December 10 2010

“The Imperfect Diamond” with Lee Lowenfish

"The Imperfect Diamond" with Lee Lowenfish. A fascinating evening with the author / historian / journalist / broadcaster / jazz commentator.


December 3 2010

“Circling the Bases” with Andrew Zimbalist

"Circling the Bases" with preeminent sports economist Andrew Zimbalist

November 17 2010

“The Last Days of Shea” with Dana Brand

"The Last Days of Shea" with author Dana Brand. Interviewed by legendary New York sportscaster Rich Ackerman.

November 13 2010

Giants Past and Present / 1921

A special doubleheader evening at the Clubhouse: "Giants Past and Present" with Dan Fost; "1921: The Yankees, the Giants, and the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York" with Steve Steinberg

October 6 2010

“Top of the Order” with Sean Manning and Scott Raab

"Top of the Order: 25 Writers Pick Their Favorite Baseball Player of All Time" with Sean Manning and Esquire Magazine's Scott Raab. A fascinating book and discussion that went down unexpected paths...

July 30 2010

On a Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place: Baseball’s Worst Teams

While baseball conversation frequently circulates around the topic of the best teams, best plays, and best players, yesterday at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse we talked about the worst prompted by the interview with co-authors of On a Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place: Baseball's Worst Teams George Robinson and Charles Salzberg (as always led by New York's legendary sportscaster Rich Ackerman).  Putting aside World Series winners, George and Charles went on about some of the worst teams in baseball history (often siting Philadelphia teams much to one of our intern's chagrin), but we won't list them here, rather you should listen to our podcast here or pick up their book to learn more about the worst of the worst.

July 23 2010

The 300 Club

Thursday July 22nd, Bergino Baseball Clubhouse had the great honor of hosting a baseball author extraordinaire Dan Schlossberg in an interview with legendary sportscaster Rich Ackerman about his new book The 300 Club: Have We Seen the Last of Baseball's 300 Winners? A crowd gathered at the Clubhouse to listen to and engage in discussion about the changes in pitchers since the early years of baseball history and about the eternal question of if there will ever be another pitcher to enter the hallowed 300 Club.  Listen now to the interview!

June 18 2010

Modern Dads (Part 2)

The second installment of Rich Ackerman's interview, hosted by Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, with John Carr and John Badalament about modern fatherhood.

June 17 2010

Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero (Part 2)

The second part of Rich Ackerman's interview with Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, authors of Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero.

Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero (Part 1)

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse is pleased to present its most recent podcast, in which Rich Ackerman interviews Tom Clavin and Danny Peary, authors of Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero.  We invite you to listen and to learn about Maris's role in baseball history, from his complicated relationship with the media and Yankees fans to his home-run record of 61 homers. Be sure to check out Part 2 of the podcast!

June 4 2010

Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide

On Wednesday June 2, 2010, the Clubhouse hosted Michael Hermann, author of Wiffle Ball: The Ultimate Guide, and special guest Rob Piervinanzi.  In an interview led by Rich Ackerman, we are carried through the original backyard wiffle ball games to today's burgeoning professional sport.

Welcome to Bergino Baseball Clubhouse’s Podcast

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse (67 East 11 Street, between Broadway and University Place, The landmark Cast Iron Building, New York City) is proud to present its podcasts coming live from the Clubhouse.  Tune in to hear interviews with a variety of authors and lovers of baseball or even stop by to see the events unfold live!  For upcoming events see our website: Bergino.

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