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This Week In Baseball History

Aug 4, 2022

In a trade that's become a punchline almost since it was completed, 25 years ago this week the Mariners sent Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe to the Red Sox for Heathcliff Slocumb. But was the trade actually so lopsided? Or did the M's get exactly what they bargained for? Mike and Bill look back at what led to one of...


Jul 28, 2022

The first official All Star Game took place in 1933, but 22 years before that, and 111 years ago this week, the Cleveland Naps played a collection of the American League's best in an exhibition to benefit the family of Addie Joss. Joss, one of the best pitchers in the very short history of the American League, had just...


Jul 21, 2022

While Mike is on vacation, Bill digs into the 1979 All Star Game and Dave Parker's game saving throws. 

Plus, happy birthday to Bobby Thigpen and Sparky Lyle.

This episode sponsored by Stathead.


Jul 15, 2022

As Mike and Bill get ready for SABR 50 in Baltimore, they look back at one of the greatest players in the city's storied history, Brooks Robinson. 62 years ago this week, the greatest fielding third baseman in history became the first Oriole to hit for the cycle.

Plus, happy birthday to Bob Allison and Hal McRae!


Jul 7, 2022

Bill's on vacation, so Mike takes the opportunity to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the 5th SABR conference to talk to our old friend Jacob Pomrenke (@buckweaver) about his work with SABR, and the upcoming 50th "annual" convention in Baltimore in August. 

Plus, happy birthday to George Cuppy (again) and...