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This Week In Baseball History

Jun 27, 2018

The safety record of teams in both the Major and the Minor has actually been pretty exemplary in almost a century and a half of professional baseball. But 72 years ago this week, a minor league team out of Spokane suffered the most deadly wreck in baseball history. Mike and Bill discuss the tragedy and it's aftermath,...

Jun 20, 2018

For more than a century, every solstice, for the residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, has revolved around baseball. The Midnight Sun Game, as it's come to be known, is an annual tradition that has drawn some of the greatest ballplayers of the modern era. Even the great Barry Bonds, who was deemed not good enough to play in...

Jun 13, 2018

For a very short time, Johnny Vander Meer was the biggest sports star in America when he no hit first the Boston Bees and then the Brooklyn Dodgers in successive starts 80 years ago this week. With Bill tending to family matters, Mike looks at Vander Meer's rapid rise, the expectations he could never meet, and how the...

Jun 6, 2018

With Mike mostly sidelined by a move, Bill presents the history of Casey At the Bat, perhaps one of the greatest baseball stories ever told, which was published for the first time 130 years ago this week. Come for the history, stay for the dramatic readings! Also, happy birthday to Dave Bergman and Frank McCormick!