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This Week In Baseball History

Jan 22, 2020

There are no excuses, only reasons for what Marty Bergen did 120 years ago this week, when a lifetime of paranoia and mental illness culminated in the murder of his family, and the suicide that shocked a the rural community he lived in, and the baseball community at large. Mike and Bill look back on the troubled life...


Jan 16, 2020

The news shocked Detroit when the city found out one of its heroes, Hank Greenberg, had been sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates. But the reason for the deal, which happened 73 years ago this week, is even crazier. Mike and Bill dig into the long and eventful life of one of baseball's best sluggers, his struggles...


Jan 8, 2020

Hoyt Wilhelm did everything unconventionally. He didn't look like a ballplayer. He threw soft, almost entirely knuckleballs. And unlike other knucklers, he stayed almost exclusively in the bullpen. But he was exceptionally effective, and 35 years ago this week his brilliance on the bump was recognized with an election...


Jan 4, 2020

Jim Morris was out of the game, teaching science in Texas, when a bet with his high school team led him back on a path to the Majors, where he debuted at the age of 35. Sans Mike, Bill and guest co-host Kristine cross over from their podcast, Dusty+ to catalogue Morris's brief career and the movie made about it.


Dec 19, 2019

One of the most beloved broadcasters and beloved people in baseball, Ernie Harwell was an institution in Detroit when, 29 years ago this week, the Tigers told him they didn't want him anymore. Mike and Bill document the Frick Award winner's career and how it almost ended, and the backlash that led to its...