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This Week In Baseball History

Sep 19, 2018

The Phillies were printing World Series tickets and Vegas had stopped taking bets on the outcome of the National League race when the Phillies began an epic collapse 64 years ago this week that saw them blow a 6.5 game lead with 12 to play. Michael Baumann (@MJ_Baumann) joins Mike and Bill this week to catalogue...


Sep 12, 2018

In a deviation from our regular format, after returning from the US Conference on AIDS, (with Bill's full support) Mike hijacks this episode to talk about the life and career of Glenn Burke, the first MLB player to come out as gay, who passed away from AIDS-related complications in 1995. Also, happy birthday to Alvin...


Sep 5, 2018

There has only ever been one World Series in September, and it began 100 years ago this week between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Why was it so early, why did Babe Ruth only play twice, and why was the series played under a cloud of controversy? Mike and Bill find those answers and more as they see...


Aug 29, 2018

While reportedly stepping off the sidewalk, 74 year old legendary manager Casey Stengel fell, breaking his hip. Fifty-three years ago this week, he announced he would not make it back into the dugout, retiring from professional baseball after 55 years. With special guest and Stengel biographer Steven...


Episode 63 (Redux) - A Boone Crop of Ballplayers

Aug 22, 2018

Baseball-playing families are hardly rare. The game has often been passed down from parents to children, with famous families like the Griffeys, Alous, and Fielders becoming baseball royalty. But 26 years ago this week, the Boone family topped these father-son duos, adding a third generation of big leaguers to...