Baseball Interviews

The oral history of baseball players, through their own words, is a very diverse and wonderful field of research. Join Baseball Almanac as we salute independent researchers who have conducted different baseball interviews. The Baseball Interviews section has simple goals: to foster the study of baseball through oral baseball interviews, stimulate interest in players yet unexplored by our site or elsewhere, and provide a forum for independent researchers to publish their research.

"Having a biography prepared has always seemed to me as either superfluous or in the nature of an epitaph. The omission of noth sometimes would seem to be of an advantage to the living." - Charles Comiskey in Commy (G.W. Axelson, 1919)
Baseball Interviews

In Alphabetical Order

Mike Andrews Interview
by Mark Liptak
Amos Otis Interview
by Harold Friend
Jason Bere Interview
by David Laurila

Gary Peters Interview
by Mark Liptak

Ken Berry Interview
by Mark Liptak

Donn Pall Interview
by Mark Liptak

Cot Deal Interview
by Baseball Almanac

Johnny Pesky Interview
by David Laurila

Ron Kittle Interview
by Mark Liptak
Billy Pierce Interview
by Mark Liptak
Jim Landis Interview
by Mark Liptak
Cory Snyder Interview
by Mark Liptak
Vance Law Interview
by Mark Liptak
Eric Soderholm Interview
by Mark Liptak
Bill Lee Interview
by David Laurila
Frank Thomas Interview
by Harold Friend
J.C. Martin Interview
by Mark Liptak
Virgil Trucks Interview
by Harold Friend
Jack McDowell Interview
by Mark Liptak
Wilbur Wood Interview
by Mark Liptak

Baseball Interviews



Requirements for submissions: 1: Interview must be the sole property of the author. 2: Interview must not be purely commercial in nature. 3: References for source material (if any) must be included. 4: A valid email address must be included in the article.

To submit an interview which meet the requirements, please simply send Baseball Almanac an email that includes the required items along with article title, your name, and any accompanying graphics.

Please note that not every interview will be posted. After reviewing the interview we will select those which have met the requirements and post the best-of-the-lot to the Baseball Interviews menu.

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