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This Week In Baseball History

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...


Apr 11, 2019

You already know about Hank Aaron, but Mike and Bill zoom in on the Hammer's 1973 and 1974 chase of Babe Ruth's career home run record, which culminated 45 years ago this week, to examine how the new Home Run King pulled away from Willie Mays, dealt with a steady stream of death threats, and endured a meddling...


Apr 3, 2019

Once one of the best starters in baseball, 32 years ago this week Dennis Eckersley began a new chapter in what would become a Hall of Fame career when he was traded to the Oakland A's and became the first modern closer. Mike and Bill cover both halves of Eckersley's long and impressive career, and his fight against...


Mar 27, 2019

During the World Series in 1977, Melissa Ludtke, a credentialed writer for Sports Illustrated, was denied entrance to the teams' clubhouses in the wake of Game 6, while her male colleagues were invited in with open arms. This touched off a legal battle that ended 40 years ago, when the courts ordered MLB to provide...


Mar 20, 2019

The road to end the reserve clause was a long one that got a little easier 43 years ago this week, when the owners ended the lockout they'd imposed to protest the oncoming free agency. Marc Normandin (@Marc_Normandin) joins us to discuss the lockout, the contentious labor history between players and owners, and...