Chattering Class

Tim Wendel, ‘Summer of 68’

Tim Wendel has written several acclaimed books on baseball, and his latest is Summer of ’68: The Season that Changed Baseball – and America – Forever. It follows the Detroit Tigers’ tumultuous ’68 campaign — complete with players being drafted, riots in the streets, a city’s massive expectations (and ultimately) a World Series win. With this year’s baseball season just underway, Tim and Rico chat about how – in many ways – we’re all still feeling the heat of that summer.