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This Week In Baseball History

Mar 24, 2023

It's one of the most famous pitches ever, even though it officially never happened, and didn't even appear in a game that would have counted. A Randy Johnson fastball that, at just the wrong time and just the wrong place, collided with a mourning dove in Tuscon, Arizona, that exploded in a puff of feathers 22 years ago this week. Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan)'s oral history of this moment is the most definitive and entertaining account of the game and pitch that we could ask for, and Zach joins Mike this week to talk about the pitch, the context behind it, and his article.

Plus, happy birthday to Bill Wambsganns!