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Former Astros Manager Larry Dierker Shares His Dream Team Picks

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Bob Gibson or Nolan Ryan? Who would you pick for your ultimate fantasy baseball team? Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone sat down with former Houston Astros pitcher and manager Larry Dierker, whose book, "My Team: Choosing My Dream Team From My Forty Years In Baseball" is an illuminating look at the game from an insider's point-of-view. Dierker explains that statistics are only part of the overall package when it comes to great players--in order to have a winning team, you also need leaders.

In this interview, Dierker also offers his observations about how Major League Baseball has changed over the past 40 years, and his thoughts on the steroids scandal.

This interview originally aired on Texas Matters.

Nathan has been with TPR since 1995, when he began working on classical music station KPAC 88.3 FM, as host of “Tuesday Night at the Opera.” He soon learned the ropes on KSTX 89.1 FM, and volunteered to work practically any shift that came his way, on either station. He worked in nearly every capacity on the radio before moving into Community Engagement, Marketing, and Digital Media. His reporting and criticism has been honored by the Houston Press Club and Texas Associated Press.