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This Week In Baseball History

Feb 23, 2022

In another rerun, as we near the end of Black History Month, Bill takes us back to three years ago this week, when we discussed Major League Baseball's first Black umpire. New stuff next week, almost guaranteed! Original description: We know that, even after Jackie Robinson's debut, Major League Baseball didn't...

Feb 16, 2022

Bill's back again with a classic from the archives. Original description: On February 7, 1898, St. Louis Browns owner Chris von der Ahe left to dine at a local hotel. He never arrived, instead spirited away to Pittsburgh. Mike looks at von der Ahe's strange and inspiring life from his early days as a German immigrant to...

Feb 9, 2022

If you haven't heard the sad news, please check out the first few minutes, when Bill explains why we had to go back to our episode from three years ago this week, on the life and career (and the Twins' mistreatment) of Rod Carew. Bill, at least, will be back next week, with...something! All the best, everyone. 

Feb 3, 2022

Criminally underappreciated in their lifetimes, Martín Dihigo and Pop Lloyd both have solid claims to the title of best player in the first half of the 20th century. But they remain a mystery to most baseball fans in the 21st. Mike and Bill look back at two of the greatest to ever take the field and how universally...