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This Week In Baseball History

Nov 15, 2018

One of the most beloved characters in the early history of baseball, Wilbert Robinson became intrinsically linked to the game in both Baltimore and Brooklyn. And 105 years ago this week, he was named the manager of the Superbas, who would soon come to bear his name. Mike and Bill look at Robinson's life and career and...


Nov 7, 2018

The loss of Willie McCovey, who passed away on October 31, 2018, is immeasurable, as is his impact on the city of San Francisco and on the Giants. Mike and Bill dedicate the bulk of this episode to discussing his life and career, and his legacy as one of the greatest first basemen of all time. Plus, happy birthday to...


Oct 31, 2018

For almost all of the 20th century, the Fall Classic had been resigned to October. But after the attacks of September 11th delayed the regular season by a week, the Yankees and Diamondbacks were forced to play the first World Series games in November. Mike and Bill investigate how the teams were put together, and how...


Oct 24, 2018

The 1985 World Series was a classic, and pitted two of the best franchises of the past 10 years against one another in a battle that was said to turn on a blown call at first base by Don Denkinger 33 years ago this week. Mike and Bill examine what happened in that fateful Game Six, and how the Royals and Cardinals got...


Oct 17, 2018

In the 33 years since the 1985 World Series, baseball has changed radically. Rob Neyer (@robneyer)'s new book, Power Ball, uses a relatively meaningless September contest between the Astros and Athletics to explore how the game has evolved, the ways that its thriving, and how it is struggling. Mike and Bill interview...