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This Week In Baseball History

Nov 22, 2020

After skipping the last couple months, we're back with another Zoom hangout with our patrons and with our special guest, Michael Baumann of The Ringer (@MichaelBaumann) to talk about what promises to be a weird and possibly slow offseason, and what that might mean for whether we get baseball in 2022. We also talk a lot...


Nov 18, 2020

Many people who saw him at his peak consider Sandy Koufax the finest pitcher who ever lived. But that incredible peak came to an abrupt end 54 years ago this week when, wracked with constant pain, Sandy decided he couldn't continue to pitch. Mike and Bill look back at the long road that Sandy took before he finally...


Nov 13, 2020

With the Black Sox scandal threatening to ruin Major League Baseball, team owners knew they needed to clean up their sport. And 100 years ago this week, they found the man to do it: Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. But the last century has not been kind to the man once credited with saving baseball. Mike and Bill look...


Nov 5, 2020

Ken Caminiti was one of the most tragic and most controversial players of the last 30 years. His rise from perfectly good third baseman to true superstar was fueled by PEDs, and his life was cut short by substance abuse. Mike and Bill welcome special guest Joe Vasile (@joevasilePBP), whose new podcast, Secondary...


Oct 29, 2020

When relations between the United States and Japan broke down in the prelude to WWII, no one was more despondent than Lefty O'Doul, who had fallen in love with and become an unlikely icon in the island nation. As the two nations tried to repair their relationship, Lefty was called on 71 years ago this week to begin...