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This Week In Baseball History

Aug 27, 2021

For years, Johnny Mize was one of the most underrated sluggers in the game, in part because he missed three prime years to the war effort. But his trade to the Yankees 72 years ago this week helped push one of the greatest dynasties of all time to the first of five straight championships. Mike and Bill look back on the...

Aug 19, 2021

With Bill unavailable this week, Mike tries an experiment, choosing one game from this week at random from the 20th century to write about. What surprises are in store from August 21st, 1922 as the Browns took on the Athletics? Plus, happy birthday Don "Duffy" Dyer!

Aug 12, 2021

Poised to potentially win their first championship, 27 years ago this week, the Montreal Expos were forced to stop playing when all of baseball ground to a halt. Mike and Bill look back at how the team was built, how it almost won, and how it was all torn apart. And they wonder how the story of baseball in Montreal may...

Aug 6, 2021

Every game Steve Carlton philosophically pitched boiled down, to him, to a game a catch between him and his catcher. It sounds so simple, but Carlton used that recipe to win 329 games and, 35 years ago this week, strike out his 4,000th hitter. Mike and Bill look back on the long and storied career of Carlton, as well as...