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This Week In Baseball History

Jun 30, 2022

Billy Williams is too often forgot about today as one of the great stars of the Sixties and early Seventies, but he set the National League mark for consecutive games played 53 years ago this week in the midst of a brilliant doubleheader. Why is he overlooked and what made him such a beloved star in Chicago? Mike and...

Jun 23, 2022

It's not often that the record book gets updated when nobody does anything on the field, but 23 years ago this week, Hack Wilson gained an RBI on his record breaking 1930 total, going from 190 to 191 RBI. Mike and Bill look back on oone of the great short peak players of all time, and recount the sad story of his...

Jun 16, 2022

Mike and Bill's plan for the week fell through, but they had a bunch of stuff ready to go anyway. So.....short episode! Happy birthday to Andres Galarraga and Russ Ortiz!

Jun 9, 2022

Bernard Malamud's iconic novel The Natural has many inspirations, but its most iconic may be the shooting of Roy Hobbs. The inspiration for it occurred 70 years ago this week, when Eddie Waitkus was gunned down in his hotel by an obsessive fan. We go through the life of Waitkus, the tragic shooting that...

Jun 3, 2022

Called by many the greatest baseball writer of all time, Roger Angell wrote enough about the game in just the second half of his life to fill four lifetimes, and virtually all of it gold. Mike and Bill look back at a life well lived and written.

Plus, happy birthday to Charlie Hayes and Ken McMullen!