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This Week In Baseball History

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...


Aug 7, 2019

Two of the best pitchers of the Dead Ball Era faced off 109 years ago this week, putting up matching goose eggs for 16 innings before the game between the Athletics and White Sox was called on a account of darkness. It serves as a perfect jumping off point to discuss the fantastic new graphic non-fiction book Baseball...


Aug 1, 2019

Pete Rose has become one of the most polarizing and controversial figures in baseball history. But before that, he was the brash and charismatic star of one of the greatest teams in baseball history. And 41 years ago this week, Rose's 44 game hitting streak was snapped by the Atlanta Braves. At the request of Patreon...


Jul 24, 2019

Lefty Grove is one of the ten best pitchers of all time. But because of a late start to his major league career, 78 years ago this week, the A's and Red Sox legend won the last game of his career, his 300th. Mike and Bill look back at his legendary career and why it got started so late. Plus, happy birthday to...


Jul 17, 2019

Very few players in the 20th century transformed the way baseball was perceived as much as Jim Bouton, the hotshot Yankees starter who, after arm injuries and a trade to the Seattle Pilots, wrote perhaps the greatest baseball book of all time. Bouton passed away last week, so Mike and Bill talk about his life, his book,...