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This Week In Baseball History

Sep 22, 2022

On the 59th anniversary of the final game played there, Mike and Bill look back at the long and exciting history of the Polo Grounds (or Polo Groundeses, given all the different sites and constructions that ultimately were hung with the name). 

Plus, happy birthday to Sam Bankhead and Dick Dietz!


Sep 15, 2022

Before getting back into more traditional episodes next week, Mike and Bill talk to @gostevengoldman about his new book, Baseball's Brief Lives, an enthusiastic recounting of the lives and careers of 100 of baseball's best, worst and most meh players. Mike, Bill and Steve all believe that every ballplayer's story...


Sep 8, 2022

If you ain't cheating, then you ain't tryin', as they say. Or at least that's what special guests Mark Armour (@MarkArmour04) and Dan Levitt (@dlevs1) say that they say in their new comprehensive book of extra-legal baseball behavior, Intentional Balk. It's a great conversation about what constitutes cheating, how far...


Sep 5, 2022

In the final dispatch from SABR in Baltimore, Mikes Bates and Duncan (@mikeduncan) and Bill talk to a plethora of old and new friends about how baseball can help those living with dementia, pitch tracking systems, The World Baseball Classic, Home Run Derby X, conventions past, and how SABR is keeping our world safe...


Aug 31, 2022

In their third dispatch from SABR, Mike and Bill and Mike Duncan (@mikeduncan) talk with two guests who have shaped the way untold numbers of fans have viewed the history of baseball. First, they talk with the great Rob Neyer (@robneyer), co-author of the Dale Scott autobiography "The Umpire Is Out," whose work...