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This Week In Baseball History

Jun 30, 2023

With the White Sox threatening to leave the Windy City and abscond to Tampa if they didn't get a new stadium 35 years ago this week, and with the Illinois legislative session winding down to the end of its session and the funding bill a few votes short, he weirdest thing happened. Time, on (and only on) the floor of...

Jun 23, 2023

What are the odds of a coin flip coming up heads 12 times in a row. Seriously, we're asking. Because we're not good at math. But it's pretty darn unlikely. So what are the chances of a team essentially doing that, getting 12 straight hits? Probably even less likely. But this week, 93 years ago, the Brooklyn Robins...

Jun 16, 2023

Like a binary star system, Goose Goslin and Heine Manush kept circling each other throughout their careers, but probably never moreso than when the Browns sent Manush and General Crowder to the Senators 93 years ago this week for Goslin. Mike and Bill look back at the surprisingly intertwined lives of two Hall of...

Jun 9, 2023

With Bill sidelined this week, Mike talks to comedian, improvisor and actor Greg Proops about growing up as a Giants fan in San Francisco in the 1960s and 70s. Mays! Marichal! McCovey! And Alous galore! And, of course, the mystery that was Candlestick Park.

Plus, happy birthday to Billy Hunter!

Jun 2, 2023

We've talked about Babe Ruth before, but not about the end. This episode covers the Babe from 1933--right after his last championship and maybe most famous moment--through the end of his career and way-too-short life. Also, happy birthday to Carlos Zambrano and Bill Doran!