Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

An interview with Ernie Broglio

Posted: 23rd August 2014 by Graham Womack in Ernie Broglio

I ventured today to the 20th annual Pacific Coast League reunion. Dedicated to players who were in the PCL before 1958, the reunions attract men like Broglio, who pitched for the Oakland Oaks 1953-55 before an eight-year MLB career. Broglio may be most remembered for being traded for Lou Brock, among the worst trades in baseball history since Broglio […]

An interview with Bob Watson

Posted: 2nd August 2014 by Graham Womack in Bob Watson

Here’s another interview from the annual SABR convention in Houston. This one is with Houston Astros great Bob Watson, who I caught up with after a panel a little while ago. Me: I was interested to talk to you ’cause you were one of the great Astros hitters of the ’60s and ’70s, and one […]

An interview with Larry Dierker

Posted: 1st August 2014 by Graham Womack in Larry Dierker

Here’s another interview from the SABR conference in Houston. I approached longtime Astros ace, manager and broadcaster Larry Dierker after hearing him speak at a luncheon today. We spoke at length about a range of topics including his early success, arm troubles and his thoughts on the rash of Tommy John surgeries in Major League […]

An interview with Jimmy Wynn

Posted: 31st July 2014 by Graham Womack in Jimmy Wynn

This post comes special from Houston, where I’m attending the 44th conference of the Society for American Baseball Research. A little while ago, I heard Houston Astros great Jimmy Wynn speak on a panel about the first iteration of the team, the Colt .45s. Historically, Wynn is an interesting player, part of an underrated class […]

An interview with Sean Forman

Posted: 18th June 2013 by Graham Womack in Sean Forman

I joke sometimes that if I were ever marooned on a desert island and could bring one thing, I might take with me. The world’s greatest baseball website has enough content to keep a hardened fan or researcher occupied for months if not years. I’ve certainly killed weekends on it. I was lucky enough […]

An interview with Sergio Romo

Posted: 9th December 2012 by Graham Womack in Sergio Romo

As some of you may know, I’ve had the opportunity over the last few months to contribute to 49ers Insider, a digital magazine from the San Francisco Chronicle. Between this gig and my day job, it’s limited my time and energy to write for BPP, though it’s given me something cool to offer. I’m writing […]

An interview with Robert Creamer

Posted: 17th January 2012 by Graham Womack in Robert Creamer

He was born when Babe Ruth was in just his third season as a Yankee slugger. He went to his first baseball game when John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson were still managing. His tenure at Sports Illustrated began months before the first issue of the magazine printed in 1954. And recently, I found Robert Creamer, […]

An interview with Dan Szymborski

Posted: 20th September 2011 by Graham Womack in Dan Szymborski

With Moneyball due in theaters this week, I figured it might be a good time to interview Dan Szymborski, who voted in the project here last December on the 50 best players not in the Hall of Fame and is something of a sabermetric writer about the Internet. Szymborski is the Editor-In-Chief of, and […]

My interview with John Thorn

Posted: 2nd March 2011 by Graham Womack in John Thorn

To anyone who missed it, one of my interview subjects from last year, John Thorn, was named official historian yesterday for Major League Baseball. Thorn has authored several books, including Total Baseball and served as senior creative consultant for the Ken Burns Baseball series that aired in 1994 on PBS. After seeing the news yesterday, […]

An interview with Rob Neyer

Posted: 2nd February 2011 by Graham Womack in Rob Neyer

Editor’s note: The following conversation took place this morning by phone. For the second straight day, I’ve got to say it: Thank you Rob Neyer First off, thank you so much for being up for this. I just got a few questions. I know you’re a busy guy. The first thing I wanted ask you […]