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This Week In Baseball History

Sep 19, 2019

There have been four pitchers to strike out 20 batters in a game, but only one of them did it twice, and the second time that happened, 23 years ago this week, was the last great start he'd make as a member of the Red Sox. At a patron's request, Mike and Bill look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in Clemens' Hall...


Sep 12, 2019

Ruth and Gehrig. Brett and White. Mays and McCovey. There have been so many great pairs of teammates in baseball history. But none of them played together as long or as often as Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker, who began their HoF-worthy careers in the same game 42 years ago this week. Mike and Bill trace their excellent...


Sep 1, 2019

We spend so much time talking about the most famous and greatest players to star in the major leagues. But there was a time when our country was full of stars in every small town. For the 65th and 62nd anniversaries, respectively, of Joe Baumann breaking the single season pro HR record and Steve Dalkowski K'ing 24 and...


Aug 21, 2019

It took 21 years and 742 starts, but 37 years ago this week, Gaylord Perry was finally caught greasing up a baseball. Or was he? In response to a Patreon request from Jim Gatton, Mike and Bill examine the life and career of baseball's most beloved, and most unrepentant, cheater, and try to figure out the secrets that...


Aug 14, 2019

Dave Dravecky's comeback was described as something out of a storybook. It was a miracle. It was short-lived as, 30 years ago this week, his attempt to return from cancer surgery on his pitching arm ended on the mound in the most gruesome way imaginable. Mike and Bill look back on the career of Dravecky, what made his...