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This Week In Baseball History

Jul 26, 2021

For our latest Zoom Hangout, we are joined by the great Mike Duncan (@mikeduncan) of The History of Rome, The Storm Before the Storm, Revolutions, and the forthcoming biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, Hero of Two Worlds. Mike is an incredibly thoughtful historian and baseball fan who talks to us about the Negro...


Jul 21, 2021

We don't talk nearly enough about Fred McGriff, one of the most underrated and underappreciated sluggers of the late '80s and early '90s. Mike and Bill rectify that this week on the 28th anniversary of his trade to the Braves for the 1993 stretch drive, and talk about whether he belongs in the Hall of Fame. Plus, happy...


Jul 15, 2021

Proving he was perhaps the best player ever to don the tools of ignorance, Johnny Bench surpassed Yogi Berra 41 years ago this week to hit the most homers ever by a catcher. He's since been surpassed, but there's no denying that The Little General was a peerless leader on the field and a fearsome slugger at the...


Jul 8, 2021

Today, few Hall of Famers are as forgotten in the public imagination as Bill Dickey. One man who probably would've liked to forget him far sooner was Carl Reynolds, the Senators outfielder who the usually subdued Dickey flattened with one sucker punch 89 years ago this week. Mike and Bill look back on both their...


Jul 2, 2021

One of the most successful and controversial managers of all time, Tony La Russa was first hired to manage by the Chicago White Sox 42 years ago this week. Now that he's back where it all started for the 2021 season, Mike and Bill look back on his long and storied career at the helm. Plus, happy birthday to Gus Zernial...