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This Week In Baseball History

Sep 24, 2020

"If I'da known he was gonna throw one, I'da thrown one, too," Dizzy Dean told reporters after his brother Paul tossed a no-hitter in the nightcap of a double header 86 years ago this week, allowing three fewer hits than Diz had in the opener. Mike and Bill look back at the larger than life Diz and the exactly as large...


Sep 16, 2020

Baseball is a game that is most often passed down from one generation to the next. But some of those handoffs are more effective than others, like with the the Griffeys, Kens Sr. and Jr., who hit back-to-back homers 30 years ago this week, the first and only time a father and son have done that in baseball history. Mike...


Sep 10, 2020

Within a few days of one another this week, the baseball world discovered it had lost both Tom Seaver and Lou Brock. So, this week, Mike and Bill look back at the incredible life and career of one of baseball's great speedsters, and his connections to possibly the greatest pitcher of all time. Plus, happy birthday to...


Sep 4, 2020

When is a no-hitter not a no-hitter? When Fay Vincent decided, 29 years ago this week, that it shouldn't be. Specifically, he decreed that any no-hitters shorter than nine full innings or that was broken up after the ninth no longer counted, consigning 50 no-hitters to the dustbin of history. That's where Mike and...


Aug 27, 2020

Ray Caldwell may have finally done enough to call down God's judgment 101 years ago this week when, while making his first start for Cleveland, he was struck by lightning while on the mound, then got up and finished the game. At the request of Patron Francis Fay, Mike and Bill look back at Caldwell's colorful career,...