A Conversation with Luke Epplin, Author, ‘Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series that Changed Baseball’


Luke Epplin


Join Michael Zeldin in his conversation with Luke Epplin as they discuss his new book, Our Team, The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series that Changed Baseball. This is a compelling story of the integration of the American League eleven weeks after Jackie Robinson integrated the National League and the improbable union of four baseball pioneers on the Cleveland Indians climaxing in the World Series of 1948.


Luke Epplin

Luke Epplin‘s writing has appeared either online or in print in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, GQ, Slate, and The Paris Review Daily. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, earned his master’s degree from New York University, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Chile. Born and raised in rural Illinois, Epplin now lives in Queens.




Michael Zeldin

Michael Zeldin is a well-known and highly-regarded TV and radio analyst/commentator.

He has covered many high-profile matters, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the Gore v. Bush court challenges, Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of interference in the 2016 presidential election, and the Trump impeachment proceedings.

In 2019, Michael was a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he taught a study group on Independent Investigations of Presidents.

Previously, Michael was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as Deputy Independent/ Independent Counsel, investigating allegations of tampering with presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s passport files, and as Deputy Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Foreign Affairs Committee, October Surprise Task Force, investigating the handling of the American hostage situation in Iran.

Michael is a prolific writer and has published Op-ed pieces for CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post.