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This Week In Baseball History

Mar 31, 2022

Twenty-six years ago this week, the A's opened at "home" in Las Vegas in front of just 7300 fans. It was an underwhelming experience to say the least. But sports fandom has become complicated by many such disappointments, as Mike and Bill discuss with special guest Craig Calcaterra, author of Rethinking Fandom, who...

Mar 23, 2022

Mike returns to talk with Bill about his absence, his son Charlie, and the future of TWIBHistory.

Plus, happy birthday to Stan Spence and Ramon J. Martinez.

Mar 16, 2022

Bill is joined by Jay Jaffe (Fangraphs, The Cooperstown Casebook) to chat about two all-time greats who made notable Spring Training debuts this week, and Jay's team of choice, the 1981 Dodgers. Plus, happy birthday to Charlie Root!

Mar 9, 2022

Our so-well-named "Bill and a Bud" series continues with now a very familiar voice on this podcast, the great Steve Goldman (Baseball Prospectus, The Infinite Inning podcast). We talk about two Hall of Fame selectees from this week in history, Hack Wilson and Casey Stengel, and one weird game they have in common, plus...

Mar 2, 2022

Now with the right file! For the next few weeks (or that's currently the plan), we'll be bringing you episodes that are a bit different, as Bill and one of our favorite past guests have more-casual-than-usual chats that may or may not focus on events from this week in history. This week, Bill and author and...