Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

This Week In Baseball History

Mar 4, 2021

After a decade in Montreal, Andre Dawson tried to get away from the artificial turf that was turning his knees to glass. But the Expos, and Major League Baseball, tried to keep him from doing that, colluding to force him to return. So, 34 years ago this week, Dawson handed the Cubs a signed blank contract and put his...


Feb 25, 2021

In light of this weeks' adventurous comments by former Seattle Mariners President and CEO John Mather, and on the 53rd anniversary of its signing, the first collective bargaining agreement takes center stage this week, as Mike and Bill talk about how it came about, what was in it, how much the owners hated it, and how...


Feb 17, 2021

We all dream of getting the chance to win the big game in the bottom of the ninth and coming up with the big hit. Darryl Strawberry had that chance in 1992, only to see that chance stolen from him when he was removed for a pinch hitter. Mike and Bill cover the controversial decision, everything that led up to it,...


Feb 11, 2021

Napoleon Lajoie was among the best players in baseball when, 120 years ago this week, he jumped to the American League, almost singlehandedly validating it as a major league enterprise. His decision would be fought in the courts until the leagues made peace, but afterwards he served as the first star in the...


Feb 5, 2021

Henry Louis Aaron was known as the Home Run King. But he was so much more, including perhaps the most perfect ballplayer ever to take the field and a powerful figure whose example and excellence has influenced generations of players who came after him. In the wake of his passing, Mike and Bill look back on his...