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Stories from the National Public Radio archives honor America’s national pastime. Peabody-winning Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan presents tales about the big leagues and the little, the fans in the stands, the players, the history, and the lore.

Highlights include commentaries from some of the game’s most recognized authorities, a look back at some of baseball’s most important figures (Jackie Robinson, Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio), and colorful segments about the game’s unexpected delights, from the Hidden Ball Trick to the “All You Can Eat” option at Dodger Stadium.

What is a Driveway MomentSM? Maybe it’s happened to you as it has to countless others. . . . You’re driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It’s a Driveway Moment.

The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these “best of” stories so that you are never more than a “play” away from a Driveway Moment.

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About the Narrator

Neal Conan got an “A” in his junior year in high school for an incisive analysis of New York City’s mayoral election in 1966 and later paid for his sins as a City Hall beat reporter. Upon his escape from Room 9, he covered many local, statewide, and national elections—including Mario Cuomo’s first run for the statehouse in New York and Senator. Edward M. Kennedy’s challenge to President Jimmy Carter in 1980. A four-year stint as National Public Radio’s correspondent in London provided the opportunity to cover European politics, including elections in Britain, France, Austria, and West Germany. As a reporter, editor, or producer, he has been involved in NPR’s coverage of every U. S. election for the past quarter century. As a host, Conan has anchored NPR’s live coverage of political party conventions, presidential and vice-presidential debates, and, following the last election, the deliberations of the supreme courts in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. He also anchored the special midday coverage after the September 11th attacks and the recent war in Iraq. Conan was the host of Talk of the Nation, NPR’s flagship talk show, for eleven years until the program’s cancellation in 2013. He is also the author of Play by Play: Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League.