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This Week In Baseball History

Jan 20, 2021

Benny Kauff was the best hitter in the Federal League and, 115 years ago this week, got the chance to prove he was the best in baseball, when he signed with the Giants. His baseball career came to an abrupt end, however, 99 years ago this week, when an appellate court upheld Commissioner Landis's right to ban him...


Jan 16, 2021

Just a quick promo to let all of our subscribers know about the cool guest we're having on the Zoom Hangout on Wed, January 20th at 9:00 EST, 6:00 PST: radio voice of the Minnesota Twins Cory Provus. If you're interested in joining us to talk with Cory about his time working with Bob Uecker, how one trains to become a...


Jan 14, 2021

They don't make 'em like Tommy Lasorda anymore. And we mean that in the both the best and worst way possible. One of the biggest characters in baseball history, the legendary Dodgers manager left this Earth at the age of 93, leaving behind a complicated legacy. Mike and Bill tease out his unlikely path to becoming...


Jan 7, 2021

Despite being nearly 40, with a family, and missing four toes on one foot, 83 years ago this week Red Ruffing was inducted into the US Army for World War II. It was unexpected to say the least. Mike and Bill kick off Season 5 by looking back on the life and career of a mostly forgotten great Yankee to find out how he...


Dec 31, 2020

To close out 2020, the strangest year in many of our lifetimes, Bill recounts the life and career of perhaps the strangest ballplayer in history, birthday boy Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Plus, happy birthday to Jim Tobin.

See you all in 2021!