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This Week In Baseball History

Sep 28, 2017

Nothing has ever revolutionized sports medicine, or perhaps even sports themselves, more than Tommy John Surgery, a procedure invented and performed for the first time 43 years ago this week by Dr. Frank Jobe on the procedure's namesake. Mike and Bill look at the careers of John and Jobe, who will forever be linked by...

Sep 20, 2017

On September 21, 1987, arbitrator Thomas Roberts ruled that MLB owners had colluded to restrict the free agent market during the 1984-1985 offseason. It was the first of three such rulings that would cost owners money, credibility, pennants, and players, and would set the stage for baseball's labor negotiations for the...

Sep 13, 2017

On the 115th anniversary of their first game together, Mike and Bill look at the most famous double play combination in baseball history. Who were Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance? Were they really as good as the poem suggests? Why did they go their separate ways? And do they belong in the Hall of Fame? 

Sep 6, 2017

With Giancarlo Stanton poised to hit 62 and set what some are calling a "clean" home run record, Mike and Bill examine the controversy surrounding Roger Maris's single-season home run record, and the declaration by Fay Vincent, 26 years ago this week, that Maris was the sole holder of the single-season record. They also...