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This Week In Baseball History

Nov 24, 2021

It was a crazy idea that actually worked. But 80 years ago this week, when Cleveland hired 24 year old Lou Boudreau to serve as a player-manager, the world thought they were nuts. Mike and Bill look back at the career of the unlikely skipper and World Series hero, and at what made him so good in a challenging dual...

Nov 17, 2021

That the Mets have won anything, given their leadership over the last 60 seasons, is amazing. The worst of that leadership rose to prominence 35 years ago this week, as minority owner Fred Wilpon purchased half of the club from The Doubleday Publishing Company. To go through all the nepotism and corruption requires a...

Nov 12, 2021

Just 20 years old, Fernando Valenzuela took the world by storm in 1981, becoming an international superstar and spawning a phenomenon with his screwball. And 40 years ago this week, Fernandomania culminated in both the National League Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Awards, the only time a player has won both in the...

Nov 5, 2021

It was 20 years ago this week that, with good reason, the World Series made its first foray into November. It was truly a classic series between the Yankees and Diamondbacks that Mike and Bill recount in detail. Plus, happy birthday to Steve Trachsel and Lloyd Moseby!