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This Week In Baseball History

Feb 16, 2022

Bill's back again with a classic from the archives. Original description: On February 7, 1898, St. Louis Browns owner Chris von der Ahe left to dine at a local hotel. He never arrived, instead spirited away to Pittsburgh. Mike looks at von der Ahe's strange and inspiring life from his early days as a German immigrant to his kidnapping/arrest to his ultimate downfall. It's a story of inspiration and hubris that wound up shaping the early history of the professional game. Also, happy birthday to Mookie Wilson and Dan Quisenberry!