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This Week In Baseball History

Jan 16, 2019

The story of the Black Sox didn't end in 1919, as returning guest Jacob Pomrenke (@buckweaver) reminds us this week, 97 years and 87 years, respectively, after Buck Weaver and Shoeless Joe Jackson applied for reinstatement to Major League Baseball. Mike and Bill find out what happened with those appeals, how the...


Jan 9, 2019

It's been controversial ever since it was proposed...way back in the 19th century. But 45 years ago this week, the American League won the right to replace the pitcher with a designated pinch hitter who would take his place. Mike and Bill trace the various proposals that failed, as well as the one that finally...


Jan 2, 2019

In their efforts to manage payroll and jumpstart their franchises, 24 years ago, the Astros and Padres made one of the biggest trades in baseball history, both in terms of the quality of the players being exchanged and the number of players exchanged. The deal would revitalize San Diego, but actually helped the...


Dec 19, 2018

Free agency doesn't seem that complicated, but 38 years ago this week, the Boston Red Sox made a colossal error, accidentally non-tendering two of their biggest stars, Fred Lynn and Carlton Fisk. Mike and Bill trace the careers of two of the 1970s and 1980s biggest stars, find out what went so wrong at the end of 1980,...


Dec 13, 2018

In a slight departure from normal protocol, Mike and Bill welcome back friend of the show Mark Simon (MarkAASimonSays) of Sports Info Solutions to discuss one of his obsessions, Bill Buckner, on the former first baseman's 69th birthday. Along the way we learn there's much more to Buckner than the error for which...