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This Week In Baseball History

Jan 30, 2020

In 1912, Jim Thorpe was the greatest athlete in the world. But by the end of January, 1913, he surrendered his Olympic medals in shame after evidence surfaced of him playing pro baseball four years earlier. 107 years ago this week, the most famous man in America to a three year contract. Mike and Bill examine Thorpe's road to this spectacle, the controversy he endured, and what happened after he finally did make the Majors. Plus, happy birthday to Kaiser Wilhelm and Pete Runnels.