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This Week In Baseball History

Oct 15, 2021

1968 was a traumatic year for most of the country. It was in Detroit as well, even as the Tigers did their best to bring a broken city back together, on their way to a world championship that they won 53 years ago this week. In response to a patron's request, we look back on how the Tigers flourished in The Year of the...


Oct 8, 2021

Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca became inextricably linked 70 years ago this week when the former turned around a fastball from the latter and hit a three run walkoff homer that completed a Cinderella comeback to the game and season, and gave the Giants the 1951 National League pennant. Mike and Bill look back at both...


Sep 30, 2021

The Orioles of the late '60s and early '70s were one of the best teams in baseball, with a strong and stable rotation that peaked 50 years ago this week when Jim Palmer became the 4th Baltimore starter to win 20 games on the year. Mike and Bill discuss this staff and the epic run that fell just short of winning it...


Sep 22, 2021

The list of individual players who changed the game of baseball is a very short one. But 102 years ago this week, one of them did something previously thought impossible. When Babe Ruth hit his 28th home run, he ushered in a whole new era of power hitting and changed the course of both the rest of his life and of...


Sep 17, 2021

He is simply Stan the Man. One of the greatest players in the history of the game, and one of the most beloved. And he debuted 80 years ago this week. Mike and Bill give this episode over to his life and legacy, and try to figure out exactly why he was so dang lovable. Also, happy birthday to Luis Castillo (the first...