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This Week In Baseball History

Apr 29, 2021

While his name is familiar to baseball history fans, the life of Moses Fleetwood Walker, the first acknowledged African-American man to play Major League Baseball, is not. On the 137th anniversary of his debut, Mike and Bill look back on that life, at the efforts of Cap Anson and other bigots to stop his career and ban...

Apr 24, 2021

We're temporarily bypassing Zoom Hangout #12 to talk with's Mike Petriello, who will be on ESPN2 on Sunday, April 25th to broadcast the Sunday Night Baseball game between the Padres and Dodgers. It's going to be a fantastic show, so tune in to that as soon as you finish listening to his conversation with us!

Apr 21, 2021

It only took two years for Bill Veeck to take Cleveland from the bottom of the AL standings too the top thanks, in large part to the contributions of Larry Doby, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paige. On the 73rd anniversary of the start of that historic season, we talk to special guest Luke Epplin (@LukeEpplin), whose new book...

Apr 15, 2021

Puerto Rico has a vibrant and extensive history with the game of baseball. But their connection to the big leagues started with one pitcher, Hiram Bithorn, who debuted 79 years ago this week to become the first person from Puerto Rico to play in the majors. Mike and Bill look at his truncated life and career, and how...

Apr 8, 2021

Finishing the story they began last week, Mike and Bill follow the Seattle Pilots east to Milwaukee and profile the man who, in addition to stealing them away, became one of the most powerful men in the history of the game. Plus, happy birthday to Red Smith and Mike Epstein!