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This Week In Baseball History

May 15, 2019

For the 100th fabulous episode of TWIBH, Mike and Bill look at the short but fabulous career of Mark Fidrych, who won his first game 43 years ago this week. Birdmania swept America in 1976, reminding the country that baseball could be and should be fun. Plus, happy birthday to Stubby Overmire and Ed Wright!


May 9, 2019

There have been few pitching prospects as exciting as Herb Score, and few downfalls that have been disappointing. This week, 62 years ago, Score was struck by a line drive off the bat of Gil McDougald, knocking him out of the rest of the season and, supposedly, ruining his career. But the truth is more complicated, as...


May 1, 2019

One of the most dynamic players of all time, Rickey Henderson still has many fans polarized. But everyone seems to agree that he was the best leadoff man and base stealer in baseball history. And, it was 28 years ago this week that he cemented those titles with his 939th career steal, breaking Lou Brock's all time...


Apr 24, 2019

Kevin Mitchell was not exactly known for his defense, but 30 years ago this week, he made one of the more amazing catches in baseball history at the beginning of his MVP year. Mike and Bill look back at Mitchell's performance on and off the field, as well as other unlikely MVP seasons. Plus, happy birthday to Mike...


Apr 17, 2019

In the spring of 1925, Babe Ruth suddenly collapsed in the arms of a teammate, sparking ridicule in the New York press for what became known as "The Bellyache Heard Round the World." Stomach surgery 94 years ago this week would keep the Babe out for two months and tank the Yankees' hopes that year. Mike and Bill look...