March 3, 2016
Marty Appel – former Public Relations director for the Yankees – gives Ed his firsthand account of quite possibly the strangest trade in Major League history when Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich decided to swap wives during the spring of 1973. Appel and Ed also reminisce about the retirement of Mickey Mantle on March 1, 1969, and the impact Mantle’s retirement had on the entire Yankees organization. (25 minutes)
February 2016: Marty Appel, Nation’s Leading Authority on New York Yankees [with Carmen Amoros]
September 2015: Tribute to Yogi Berra on The Diamond Podcast
by Seth Everett – MLB Baseball icon Yogi Berra passed away at the age of 90. In this episode, Seth speaks with Marty Appel, Author, Yankees historian, & former Yankee PR Director. about Berra’s legacy. His success on the field, to his as well as his role as an unofficial ambassador after his career was over. The Yogi-isms abound, it’s a great tribute to a legendary baseball figure.
September 2015: BBC World Service/Sportshour “One Last Yogiism”
September 2015: CTV Canadian News Canada AM ” Remembering Yogi Berra”
September 2015: Comfortably Zoned Radio “Was Casey Stengel a Racist?”
Comfortably Zoned Radio, welcomes back Author/Yankee Historian, Marty Appel. Topics of conversation include; Billy Martin, Gil McDougald, Elston Howard, Jesse Gonder, McClymonds High School, and the biography Marty is writing, about ‘The Ol’ Perfessor.’
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April 2015: Comfortably Zoned Radio “Zoned, At Old Yankee Stadium”
Yankee historian, Marty Appel, and former Yankee All-Star, “Fritz” Peterson, return to The Zone, to talk Ball with Zig.
Ralph Zig Tyko, who grew up on the east coast [“You can take the boy out of New York, but don’t forget about the Mann Act.”], pushes on the “doors of life” marked ‘pull,’ with his sardonic, off beat humor. His target is The Un-Holy Trinity… the church, big business and the government. Guests are from all walks of life, including players, coaches, and sportswriters from the “Golden Age of Sports.” Ralph’s ‘Studs Terkel like’ interviewing, brings out their passion, enthusiasm, and lust for living. Regular guests include social commentator Brother Scott, who believes that “life is for learning,” and shares his wry observations.
Technical Producer is Mark Addleman
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April 10 2015
“100 Years of Who’s Who in Baseball” with Marty Appel and Doug Lyons
In celebration of the 100th issue of Who’s Who in Baseball — one of the game’s most venerable publications — this beautiful book features each of the annual’s 100 iconic covers in full color along with an account of why the player rated the cover and what was going on in baseball at the time.
Marty Appel is the author of many books, including Pinstripe Empire and the New York Times bestseller Munson. Following his years as the Yankees’ public relations director, he became an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director of Marty Appel Public Relations. Appel lives in New York City and appears frequently on ESPN, HBO, the MLB Network, and the YES Network.
Douglas B. Lyons is a leading authority on all things baseball. He is the author of Out of Left Field, Curveballs and Screwballs, and Short Hops and Foul Tips, all of which he co-wrote with his brother Jeffrey. He also wrote Broadcast Rites and Sites: I Saw It on the Radio with Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione.
On a spring evening in the Clubhouse, we had a wide-ranging, fascinating discussion with two of the country’s leading baseball experts. Listen in…
Septemeber 2014: Rochester, NY Marty Appel talks about Derek Jeter on The Press Box, 95.7FM/950 AM ESPN Rochester
Oscar Gamble’s Haircut, Yankees Spring Training, 1976
Marty Appel recalls a hair raising job for the Publicity Department (5:02)