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This Week In Baseball History

Jul 2, 2020

It's probably fair to say that no more important player in baseball history has been talked about less than Larry Doby, the second African-American to break the color line as a player and a manager, which happened 73 and 42 years ago this week, respectively. Mike and Bill try to rectify that just a little, looking back...


Jun 25, 2020

One of the oldest and most tenured ballplayers of all time, Jack Quinn was also one of the most mysterious. No one, not even he, knew his real name, birthplace, or age. But they did know he was the oldest player to hit a home run, which he did 90 years ago this week. Mike and Bill look back on his extensive body of work...


Jun 17, 2020

It is unfathomable to Mike and Bill, especially on the 21st anniversary of his final appearance as a professional ballplayer at the age of 97, that Negro League great Double Duty Radcliffe has not yet been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Radcliffe's professional career on the diamond spanned 35 incredible...


Jun 11, 2020

In a significant departure from the norm, Mike and Bill talk with renowned podcaster and NY Times best-selling author Mike Duncan (@MikeDuncan) about the computer game Outside of the Park Baseball, and its potential as a way into the sport for young baseball fans. Then (at 1:09:20 in the podcast for anyone...


Jun 4, 2020

The history of how the land was acquired to build Dodger Stadium is a long and sad one, involving the seizure of family homes and the eviction of thousands of families from Chavez Ravine. The home of the Dodgers was made possible 62 years ago this week, when Los Angeles residents voted to give the land to their new...