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This Week In Baseball History

Aug 13, 2020

This is, of course, not the first time baseball has come back in August. The first time it happened was 39 years ago this week, when the owners and the players finally agreed to resume the 1981 season after missing almost 40 percent of the regular season. Mike and Bill look at the reasons behind the strike, who was at...


Aug 6, 2020

One of the best ballplayers and most incredible athletes in modern history, Dave Winfield's baseball career should speak for itself. Unfortunately, two figures get in the way of that: George Steinbrenner and a stupid seagull, which was accidentally killed by a Winfield warmup toss 37 years ago this week. Mike and...


Jul 29, 2020

In perhaps the weirdest, least likely game ever, the Mets, thirty-five years ago this week, beat the Astros 16-4. All 16 of their runs, however, were unearned. Quite simply, the odds of that were astronomical, so Mike and Bill needed to ask Sports Info Solutions's senior analyst Mark Simon (@MarkSimonSays) all about it,...


Jul 23, 2020

Luke Appling was one of the best old players in baseball history. But nobody truly knew how good an old player could be until 38 years ago this week, when Appling hit his final home run, at the age of 75. Mike and Bill look at the career of the underrated all time great, and special guest Michael Clair (@michaelsclair)...


Jul 17, 2020

Once again, we had a great time on our monthly Zoom hangout with our Patreon subscribers and had a couple special guests in Baseball Prospectus and The Infinite Inning's Steven Goldman (@goStevenGoldman) and MLB.com's Michael Clair (@michaelsclair).

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