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This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind

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We bring you back through baseball history and as much as possible let the players tell the stories. You can hear Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Walter Johnson and hundreds of others.

217 Episodes | 2019 - 2024

Farewell

February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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The Ballard of Three Fingers Brown

February 14th, 2024

9:42

On February 14, 1948, Hall of Fame pitcher Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown dies at the age of 71. Here is his unlikely journey to Cooperstown. 

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Cool Papa Bell goes to Cooperstown

February 13th, 2024

11:56

February 13, 1974 Cool Papa Bell goes to Cooperstown joining Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard as just the third man to play exclusively in Negro Leagues …

Dazzy Vance Wins the MVP February 12

February 12th, 2024

9:56

On February 12, 1924 — The National League announces it will join the AL in awarding a thousand dollars to the player selected by writers as the …

Ozzie Smith Trade Finalized February 11

February 11th, 2024

7:08

On February 11, 1982 — Ozzie Smith agrees to go to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the December deal that finally sends Gary Templeton to the San Diego Padres.

An outside arbitrator, Tom Roberts, will determine ‘the …

Frank Robinson Passes away - February 7

February 7th, 2024

8:39

On February 7 2019 — Hall of Famer Frank

Robinson, a member of the 500 Home Run Club, a Triple

Crown winner, the first player to win the MVP Award in both

leagues, and the first African-American manager in major league

Lew Burdette - He was the original Mark Fidrych

February 6th, 2024

21:43

When he posed for his 1959 Topps baseball card, Lew Burdette grabbed teammate Warren Spahn’s glove and pretended to be a lefty. Topps missed the joke …

Don Hoak unsong hero - February 5

February 5th, 2024

12:04

Born: Sunday, February 05, 1928 in Roulette, PA USA

He was the kind of player who’s worth doesn’t always show up in the box score, but yet his …

Joe McCarthy the winningest manager in history

February 4th, 2024

9:28

February 4, 1957, manager Joe McCarthy and outfielder Sam Crawford are elected to the Hall of Fame. McCarthy, the winningest manager in history, won nine pennants and four consecutive World Championships with the New …

Fredric Michael Lynn was born on February 3, 1952

February 3rd, 2024

16:25

Fredric Michael Lynn was born on February 3, 1952

He arrived on the big league scene like a bolt of lightning through the evening sky. Fred Lynn …

Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt are voted into the Hall of Fame

February 2nd, 2024

10:54

February 2, 1969 – Pitchers Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt are voted into the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee.

Stan Coveleski learned …

Billy Sullivan Jr the first father son team to play in World Series

February 1st, 2024

13:15

Feb 1 1875 Billy Sullivan born is born, he will debut in 1898. Despite being a notoriously poor hitter, Billy Sullivan is generally regarded as one …

Rogers Hornsby amazing streak January 31

January 31st, 2024

8:41

On January 31 1927 – National League President John Heydler rules that Rogers Hornsby cannot continue to both hold stock in the St. Louis Cardinals …

Sandy Amoros makes the catch

January 30th, 2024

9:21

January 30, 1930 Sandy Amoros is born in Matanzas, Cuba

At 20 he made the 1950 Central American and Caribbean Games, Amorós led Cuba to a Gold Medal …

Roberto Clemente picks up Tris Speaker Award

January 29th, 2024

24:51

On January 29 1971 — In accepting the Tris Speaker Award from Houston sportswriters, Roberto Clemente gives a speech which, apart from being called by many of those in attendance “the best talk any baseball player ever …

Goose Goslin credits an interview for his Hall Call

January 28th, 2024

8:31

On January 28, 1968 — Goose Goslin, a former Washington Senator and Detroit Tigers Tiger outfielder who retired with a career .316 batting average after playing in five World Series, and Kiki Cuyler, a .321 career …

Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker get cleared for fixing games

January 27th, 2024

7:39

On January 27 1927 -- Citing accuser Dutch Leonard's refusal to appear at the hearings of January 5th, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis issues a lengthy decision clearing Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker of any game-fixing …

Ford Frick ushers in new deadball era

January 26th, 2024

9:38

On January 26, 1963, Alarmed by such increased home run numbers across the Majors, Ford Frick convinced the owners to agree to having the strike zone widened before the 1963 season. The zone will stretch from the top …

Lefty Gomez - SOLD by Bombers

January 25th, 2024

10:54

On January 25, 1943, the Yankees sell future

Hall of Famer Lefty Gomez to the rival Boston Braves. Gomez will never pitch in

a game for the Braves, who decided to release the veteran southpaw. Gomez will

eventually sign …

The original hit king - Gorgeus George Sisler

January 24th, 2024

7:18

On January 24, 1939, the baseball writers

select EddieCollinsWillie Keeler and George Sisler to the Hall of Fame. 

George Sisler never played on a …

Jackie Robinson completes his baseball journey January 23

January 23rd, 2024

6:44

On January 23 1962 — Pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility.

Jackie Robinson burst onto the …

Robin Roberts & The Whiz Kids January 22

January 22nd, 2024

12:34

On January 22 1976 —  Pitchers Robin

Roberts and Bob Lemon are

voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Roberts led the National League in starts and innings pitched for five straight

Dizzy Dean gaines the HOF Call and recalls teammates

January 21st, 2024

19:45

On January 21, 1953, pitcher Dizzy Dean and outfielder Al Simmons are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America surprisingly bypasses former New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio

Ted Williams makes a perfect pitch January 20

January 20th, 2024

7:20

On January 20 1966 — The Baseball Writers Association of America

elects former Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. Williams, the last

major league batter to hit .400, receives 282 of a possible 302 …

Stan Musial Enlists for WWII

January 19th, 2024

9:00

On January 19, 1945, media reports say that Stan “The Man” Musial will enlist in the U.S. military for duty in World War II. Musial will miss the entire 1945 season before returning to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1946.

Bob Feller - Returns from World War II

January 18th, 2024

6:39

On January 18, 1950, star right-hander

Bob Feller tells the Cleveland Indians that he should receive a cut in pay

after a subpar 15-14 season in 1949. …

January 17 - Carl Hubbell gets rewarded

January 17th, 2024

13:35

On January

171934,

the New York Giants come to contract terms with National League Most Valuable

Player Carl

Hubbell. “The King,” who won league honors unanimously in

1933, will earn $18,000 for the upcoming season. The …

January 5 - Don Wilson sadly passes away in his home

January 5th, 2024

12:37

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Jan 5 1975 – Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson is found dead of monoxide poisoning in his garage in Houston, a suicide victim at age 29. The Astros will …

December 26 Carlton Fisk & Ozzie Smith

December 26th, 2023

16:33

December 26th Show Notes

December 26, 1919 —  Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee makes a secret agreement to sell Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $100,000 (one-fourth cash, plus $25,000 a year at 6 percent) plus …

December 22 - Connie Mack

December 22nd, 2023

15:46

December 22nd Show Notes

Born on December 22, 1862 in East Brookfield, MA, Player, manager, scout, general manager, owner — Cornelius MacGillicuddy (Connie Mack) — did it all. For more than half a century, he owned and …

December 19 - Doc Ellis Passes Away

December 19th, 2023

16:15

December 19th Show Notes

December 19, 1934 – The New York Yankees send five players to the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League as partial compensation for the acquisition of Joe DiMaggio. The Yankees had …

December 15 Bob Feller on First Start after WWII

December 16th, 2023

25:12

Matt and Tom Discuss -

Bob Feller, Pitching Machines, December 15th, Free Agency, Bill Hamilton and Tommie Agee


December 15th Show Notes


December 15, 1896 –


THE PITCHING CANNON AT WORK


In 1896, Princeton University …

December 5 Pete Rose Signs with Philadelphia

December 5th, 2023

15:00

On December 5, 1921, Babe Ruth and two other members of the New York Yankees are suspended for participating in an “illegal” barnstorming tour after the 1921 World Series. Commissioner Landis punishes Ruth, outfielder …

December 1 Frank Robinson wins ROY

December 2nd, 2023

7:57

Five Cool Things About December 1 in Baseball history 

When was the DH first discussed? 

1911 - Hall of Fame Manager Walter Alston was Born. Alston put …

Bo Jackson November 30

November 30th, 2023

9:04

Five cool things in Baseball History from November 30 

Born on November 30, 1962 in Bessemer, AL, Superathlete Bo Jackson.

“Sometimes the best trades …

November 6 - The Big Train Walter Johnson

November 7th, 2023

15:10

Events that happened on November 6   This Day in Baseball history. Walter Johnson was born on this day in 1887. Sam Rice tells the truth about game 3 of the 1925 World Series and Bud Selig goes toe to toe with the …

november 5 - Burleigh Grimes

November 5th, 2023

10:24

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Up first up a little trivia Burleigh Grimes played with an astonishing 36 hall of fame players, including 4 HOF first basemen can you name them . . . .  


 


 


On November 5, 1936 — The Dodgers …

November 4 - The Players are finally free

November 5th, 2023

10:21

November 4 This Day in Baseball history. 

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All of Today's amazing events -

November 4 Ernie Banks

November 5th, 2023

10:44

Frank Robinson was the first black manager when the Cleveland Indians hired him, but there was another black player who managed before Robbie . . . .  

 


On November 4, 1948  Jake Powell, 39, former big league baseball …

November 3 - Koufax and the Cy Young

November 4th, 2023

9:30

Up first up a little trivia who had what pitcher had The lowest ERA for a CY winner . . . .  

Day of Cy Young Awards, 8 Cy Youngs are awarded with 3 …

November 2 - Bob Feller

November 3rd, 2023

8:18

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November 2 -  Lefty wins his first Cy Young Award in one of the most dominant seasons in memory a year after he was traded away over a salary dispute. 


November 1 - Leadoff and Walk off Homers Vic Power

November 2nd, 2023

7:21

Five Cool things about Baseball History November 1 

First 154 game season in the books Cy Young wins 36 and Dan Brouthers hits 335 


Roy Campanella …

The Chairman of the Board Whitey Ford on Tops in Sports

October 21st, 2023

4:58

"If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I'd choose Whitey Ford every time." - Mickey Mantle

Born: October …

Mickey Mantle turns 89 - Listen to him and his 500th homerun

October 20th, 2023

10:53

On October 20, 1931 -- Mickey Mantle, the 'Commerce Comet', is born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma. The newborn's dad, a lead miner known as Mutt, names his son after Mickey Cochrane, not realizing the major league catcher's …

October 16 - Mets pull off the miracle

October 16th, 2023

3:57

October 16th 2004  The Yankees lead the ALCS two games to none

over the Red Sox with Game 3 in Fenway Park. As in the first two games, the

Yankees began by scoring in the first and quickly building a 3-0 lead. The Red

Sox …

October 15 In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened

October 15th, 2023

4:01

October 15, 1988

- With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Kirk Gibson hits a pinch-hit

home run off Dennis Eckersley to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5 - 4 victory

over the Oakland Athletics in Game One of the …

Jackie Robinson's Speech - October 15, 1972 - Vintage Baseball Reflections

October 15th, 2023

10:55

Jackie Robinson's Speech - October 15, 1972 - his last public speech

Jackie Robinson is by no means the greatest player in baseball history. He holds …

October 14 - Steve Bartman

October 14th, 2023

3:53

October 14, 2003

- Holding a 3-0 lead in the eighth inning over the Florida Marlins with only 5

outs standing between them and their first World Series …

October 13 - Bill Mazeroski Walks it off in 1960

October 13th, 2023

3:53

October 13, 1960 – With the World Series

between the Yankees and Pirates knotted at 3 games apiece, Game 7 at

Pittsburgh’s cavernous Forbes Field would …

After missing a sign Bob Robertson delivers a 3 run HR 1971 World Series

October 12th, 2023

8:32

On October 12, 1971 The Baltimore Orioles took the first games of the World Series out scoring the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-6. Game 3 shifted to Three …

October 12 - Oakland advances to second World Series at the cost of Mr October

October 12th, 2023

3:53

Oct. 12, 1972 -- In game 5 of the American League Championship

Series the A’s, win 2-1 over the Detroit Tigers. The deciding run comes in the second

October 11 - George Brett steals the show in Game 3 of the 1985 ALCS

October 11th, 2023

3:45

October 11, 1999 -- With the American League

divisional Series between Boston and Cleveland tied at two games apiece, the

Red Sox send Bret Saberhagen out to face Charles Nagy. In an eruption of runs,

both starters find …

October 10 - Tom Seaver hurls the Mets into the World Series for the second time

October 10th, 2023

3:35

October 10, 2004 The Boston Globe reports growing concern

for Curt Shillings ailing right ankle. With two days to go before game one of

the American league Championship series against the Yankees in the Bronx,

Schilling …

Jackie Robinson's last hit - a walk off vs the New York Yankees

October 9th, 2023

4:43

On October 9, 1956 --In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' …

October 9 - Jeter gets help from a fan

October 9th, 2023

3:31

October 9, 1996 - Bernie Williams hit a home run in the

11th inning to give the New York Yankees a 5 - 4 victory over Baltimore in Game

1 of the American League Championship Series. The Yankees were also aided by an

assist …

October 8 - Henderson leads Oakland over Blue Jays

October 8th, 2023

3:31

October 8, 1956 - Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the only perfect game in

World Series history for a 2 - 0 triumph over the Brooklyn …

October 7 - Curt Flood Traded

October 7th, 2023

3:48

October 7, 2001 San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds extends his major league record for home runs in season to 73 as he drives a 3-2 first inning knuckleball off Dodgers

pitcher Dennis Springer over the right field fence. …

October 6 - Ruth goes yard 3 times

October 6th, 2023

3:31

October 6, 1926 - Babe Ruth hits three home runs to lead the Yankees to a 10 - 5 victory over

St. Louis in Game Four of the World Series. Ruth's final bomb of the day carried

deep into the never-before reached centerfield …

October 5 - Billy Martin leads NY to 5th straight title

October 5th, 2023

3:39

October 5, 2007 The Cleveland Indians can thank a bug infestation at Jacobs Field for helping them defeat the New York Yankees, 2 - 1 in 11 innings, and take a 2-0 lead in the ALDS. The bugs are at their worst in the …

October 4 - Brooklyn Dodgers win the World Series

October 4th, 2023

3:31

October 4, 1955 - The Brooklyn Dodgers win the World

Series with MVP Johnny Podres beating the New York Yankees, 2 - 0 in Game

Seven. This would be the …

October 3 - Frank Robinson becomes the first black manager

October 3rd, 2023

3:37

October 3,1951 - Bobby Thomson hits a three-run home run off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn

Dodgers with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York

Giants a dramatic 5 – 4 playoff victory and the …

October 2 - Gibson fans 17 to set World Series Record

October 2nd, 2023

3:41

October 2, 1978 - Bucky “Bleeping” Dent's unlikely home

run helps the New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox in a dramatic one-game

playoff at Fenway Park. Trailing by two runs in the seventh inning, Dent smacks

a …

October 1 - managerial career of Roberto Clemente began and ended on this day

October 1st, 2023

3:43

October 1, 1967 – The brilliant and brief Major League

managerial career of Roberto Clemente began and ended on this day. Filling in

for interim manager Danny Murtaugh, Clemente puts up stratospheric – if

statistically …

September 22 Cesar Tovar plays all 9 positions

September 22nd, 2023

3:31

September 22, 1968 - Cesar Tovar plays one inning at each position for the Minnesota Twins, becoming only the second major leaguer in history to do it; Bert Campaneris of the Oakland Athletics was the first. He started …

September 21 Vida Blue no-hits the Twins

September 21st, 2023

4:10

September 21, 1958 At Fenway Park, the Red Sox complete a three-game sweep of the

Senators, all by 2 - 0 shutouts.. Today's win, however, is marred when Ted

Williams, after striking out looking with two aboard to end the …

September 20 Thurman Munson, has his plaque placed in Monument Park

September 20th, 2023

3:51

September

20, 1919 - On Babe Ruth day at Fenway Park, the Bambino ties Ned Williamson's

major league mark of 27 home runs in a season with a game-winner off Lefty

Williams of the Chicago White Sox. Ruth also scores the …

September 19 - Davey Johnson ties Hornsby

September 19th, 2023

3:36

September 19, 1968 – Detroit Tigers Pitcher Denny McLain's

31st win is overshadowed by Mickey Mantle's 535th homer which was good enough

for 3rd on the …

September 18 - Roger Clemens fans 20 Detroit Tigers

September 18th, 2023

3:31

September

18, 1975 - The New York Mets defeat the Chicago Cubs, 7 - 5 at Shea Stadium.

Rusty Staub becomes the first Mets' player to reach 100 RBIs in a season with a

2-run homer in the fifth. Dave Kingman sets a team …

September 17 Dwight Gooden leads Mets to 108th victory

September 17th, 2023

4:09

September 17, 1968 Detroit clinches the American League pennant with a 2 - 1 win over the Yankees. Detroit is ahead 1 - 0 when Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey phones Tiger general manager Jim Campbell with the news that the …

September 16 - Dave Winfield collects 3000th hit

September 16th, 2023

3:46

September 16, 1968: One day after seeing their team mathematically eliminated,

Candlestick Park's patrons show up in 'record' numbers, the smallest crowd to

see a Giants game in San Francisco. The 2,361 fans witnessed the …

September 15 - Yankees set HR mark

September 15th, 2023

3:38

September

15,  1990: Despite solo homers in the 5th

by brothers Billy Ripken and Cal Ripken, both off David Wells, the Orioles lose

4 - 3 to Toronto. …

September 14 - Griffeys Homer in same game

September 14th, 2023

3:38

September

14, 1994 - The remainder of the baseball season is canceled by acting

commissioner Bud

Selig after 34 days of the

players' strike. The last 50 …

September 13 - Mays hits 500th!

September 13th, 2023

3:42

September 13, 2011 Due to terrorist attacks against targets in New York and Washington,

D.C. Major League Baseball postpones all games through …

September 12 - Yaz Collects 3000 hit

September 12th, 2023

3:31

September

12, 1911 - In a game billed as a pitchers' duel, Boston's Cy Young and the

Giants' Christy Mathewson face each other for the first time before 10,000,

Boston's largest crowd of the year. Young gives up three …

September 11 Berra ties record

September 11th, 2023

3:39

September 11, 1918 - The Red Sox win the World Series in game six, on Carl Mays's 2nd victory, a 2-1 three-hitter. Cubs pitchers compile a 1.04 ERA, while Boston's .186 batting average is the lowest ever for a World …

World Series Ace Stan Coveleski

September 10th, 2023

1:52:54

Stan Coveleski makes his Debut: September 10, 1912  at age 23, as the 3,800th in major league history   vs. the Detroit Tigers  he pitched 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 SO, 1 BB, 0 ER

Using a fluttering spitball that dove sharply and …

September 10 - Pedro Martinez is brilliant in New York

September 10th, 2023

3:31

September

10, 1960 - Mickey Mantle unloads a cannon shot clearing the RF roof in Detroit

and landing in Brooks Lumber Yard across Trumbull Avenue. In …

September 9 - Koufax is perfect

September 9th, 2023

1:54

September 9, 1953 - Mickey Mantle's 2-run home run off Chicago's Billy Pierce caps a 7-run 5th inning, as New York wins 9 - 3 at Yankee Stadium. Returning to Center Field after the 5th, Mantle is photographed blowing a …

September 8 Todd Hundley joins Mickey Mantle

September 8th, 2023

3:42

September 8, 2007 - Alex Rodriguez continues to lead the Yankees in their playoff hopes

with an 11-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. He homers twice off rookie

pitcher Brian Bannister. The first of the homers is his 49th …

September 7 - Boston Massacre

September 7th, 2023

3:42

On the seventh day of September 1978, the

Boston Red Sox lead was just four games over a charging Yankee team who arrive

in Boston for a crucial 4-game …

September 6 Cal Ripken, Jr. plays in his 2,131st consecutive game to surpass Lou Gehrig

September 6th, 2023

3:42

September

6, 1995 - Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st

consecutive Major League game to surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year record. …

September 5 McGwire slugs his 60th home run

September 5th, 2023

3:31

September

5th, 1954, Hank Aaron goes 4 for 4 in a 9 - 7 triumph over the Cubs, but breaks

his ankle in the second game of a doubleheader and is lost …

September 4 - Ron Guidry wins 20th

September 4th, 2023

3:47

September

4, 2000, the Red Sox's defeat the Seattle Mariners, 5 – 1.  Boston Outfielder, Carl Everett drives in his

100th ribbie of the year becoming only the sixth major-league

switch-hitter to drive in 100 runs in both …

September 3 - Pedro Martinez punchesout his 3000th batter

September 3rd, 2023

4:04

September

3, 2009 — Yankee Catcher, Jorge Posada hit his 20th homer of the season and

drove in four runs to help New York beat Toronto 7-5. Posada's homer gave New

York a major league-leading seven players with at least 20 …

September 2 Dave Stieb gets his no hitter

September 2nd, 2023

4:22

September 2, 2001 — A pitching duel between former Yankee teammates David Cone and Mike

Mussina saw New York's Mike Mussina came within one strike of pitching the

first perfect game in the 89-year history of Fenway Park. …

September 1 Tom Seaver sets strikeout record

September 1st, 2023

3:42

September 1, 2007 — Clay

Buchholz throws a no-hitter in his second major league start just hours after

being called up by the Boston Red Sox. Buchholz …

August 31 - The Bagwell trade

August 31st, 2023

3:53

August 31, 1990, the Houston Astros make one of their best trades ever, acquiring minor league infielder Jeff Bagwell from the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Larry Andersen. Refusing to part with Triple-A third baseman …

August 30 - Stengel begins and ends on the same day

August 30th, 2023

4:09

On August 30, 2006, Boston right-hander Curt Schilling fans Oakland slugger Nick Swisher with his trademark splitter to record the 3,000th strikeout of his career. Schilling becomes the 14th pitcher to reach the …

August 29 - Ruth Suspended

August 29th, 2023

3:34

1977 - Cardinals outfielder Lou Brock steals second base in a 4-3 loss to the Padres. It is career steal 893 for Brock, breaking Ty Cobb's modern …

August 28 Boston Red Sox sign free agent Ken “Hawk” Harrelson

August 28th, 2023

3:49

August 28, 1990, Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs becomes the first second baseman in history to notch consecutive 30-home run seasons. Sandberg hits his milestone 30th home run against the Houston Astros, helping the …

August 27 Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock’s single-season stolen base record

August 27th, 2023

3:56

The king of thives:

August 27, 1982, Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A’s breaks Lou Brock’s single-season stolen base record. Henderson steals his …

August 26 Dan Bankhead becomes the first black pitcher in major league history

August 26th, 2023

4:02

August 26th

The Mariners fall to the Royals‚ 7-3‚ despite Ichiro Suzuki's 200th hit of the season. With the HR‚ Suzuki becomes the 1st player to reach …

August 25 – Dwight Gooden youngest to win 20

August 25th, 2023

4:09

August 25, 1985, Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets becomes the youngest pitcher to win 20 games in a season. At 20 years, nine months, and nine days - one month younger than Bob Feller was when he won 20 games in 1939 …

August 24 Pete Rose banned from baseball

August 24th, 2023

3:52

On August 24, 1989, Pete Rose signs an agreement that bans him from baseball permanently. Commissioner Bart Giamatti announces that the agreement does not contain either “an admission or a denial” that Rose bet on …

August 23 Perry is ejected from a game for the first and only time in his career

August 23rd, 2023

3:32

Grease Discovery:

August 23, 1982, Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners is caught putting a foreign substance on the ball. Long suspected of throwing a “spitball,” Perry is ejected from a game for the first and only …

August 22 = Juan Marichal hits John Roseboro

August 22nd, 2023

3:59

Cooperstwon Match up:

On August 22, 1989, Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first major league pitcher to reach the 5,000 strikeout mark. …

August 20 Babe Ruth bat is banned

August 20th, 2023

3:31

August 20th, 1923 - A four-piece bat used by Babe Ruth is banned by American League president Ban Johnson because of the glue used on it. Johnson …

August 19 Pascual Perez misses his Start

August 19th, 2023

3:53

August 19th, 1917  While Coaching at third base for Detroit  in a 1-1 tie  against The Senators, Ty Cobb shoves base runner George Burns as he pulled …

August 18 Tony Conigliaro is tragically beaned

August 18th, 2023

3:36

August 18th, 1967 During the Red Sox “Impossible dream” season, tragedy strikes when Tony Conigliaro is beaned by the Angels' Jack Hamilton. Hit just …

August 17 George Brett tops 400

August 17th, 2023

3:45

August 17th, 1966 San Francisco Giant outfielder Willie Mays moves into second place on the all-time home run list with a 4th-inning blast off Ray …

August 16 - Mays ties Foxx

August 16th, 2023

3:31

“The Babe”, George Herman Ruth, was the first sports superstar. He had the potential to be baseball’s greatest left-handed pitcher. Instead, he moved to the outfield and became its greatest hitter. Until Ruth arrived in …

August 15 - Frank Thomas becomes White Sox Homerun King

August 15th, 2023

3:50

On August 15th, 1971 - Vida Blue raised his record to 22-4 as the A's beat the Yankees, 6 - 4. Blue masterfully scattered 10 hits and scored the tie …

August 14 - Yaz passes Babe Ruth

August 14th, 2023

3:38

For two straight years, August 14th belonged to Pitcher Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe. In 1934 the largest weekday crowd in history watched the Tigers' …

August 13 - Mickey Mantle passes away

August 13th, 2023

3:38

During the second game of a doubleheader in Boston on August 13th 1900, Pirate Honus Wagner steals second base, third base, and home in the 7th inning. Wagner also accomplished the feat in 1899. 

August 13th, 1910, in …

August 12 - Mickey Mantle sets switch hitting mark

August 12th, 2023

3:50

August 12, 1912 three men attack Ty Cobb on his way to the Detroit rail station. Cobb sustains a cut on his shoulder but catches one of his attackers …

August 11 - DiMaggio benched

August 11th, 2023

3:54

August 11 1907: The Cardinals Ed Karger throws a perfect game against the Boston Doves in the second game of a doubleheader. The game was shortened …

August 10 Pete Rose passes Stan Musial

August 10th, 2023

3:38

August 10th, 1924, Ty Cobb steals second base once, third base twice and home plate once in the Tigers' 13-7 win over Boston that puts them on top in …

August 9 Jack Taylor hurled his 187th consecutive complete game

August 9th, 2023

4:12

August 9, 2007, Rick Ankiel made a dramatic return to the St. Louis Cardinals. In his first big league game in three years, Ankiel - a former pitcher - batted second and played right field. After going 0-for-3 with a …

August 8 - Ernie Banks is inducted into the Hall of Fame

August 7th, 2023

4:26

Cooperstown Calls:

August 8, 1977, popular Chicago Cubs' slugger Ernie Banks is inducted into the Hall of Fame, helping to draw a then-record 27 Hall …

August 7 - Bonds becomes all Time HR king

August 7th, 2023

3:00

This Day in Enhanced History:

August 7, 2007, Giants slugger Barry Bonds became the all-time home run king when he belted his 756th roundtripper. Bonds hit the milestone homer in the fifth inning into the right-center …

August 6 Tony Gwynn 3000 hit

August 6th, 2023

3:26

Milestones:

August 6, 1999, Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres collects his 3,000th major league hit - a single against Dan Smith of the Montreal …

August 5 Willie Mays is inducted into the Hall of Fame

August 5th, 2023

3:53

Milestones:

August 5, 1979, Willie Mays is inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Mays slugged 660 homers, batted .302, and …

August 4 Bonds Ties Aaron amd Seaver wins 300th

August 4th, 2023

3:33

This day in enhanced history:

August 4, 2007, Barry Bonds hit his 755th homer to tie Hank Aaron as the all-time leader in that category. Bonds belted his opposite-field homer off Clay Hensley of the Padres at PETCO Park …

August 3 - Phil Niekro, Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox, and Willie Wells are inducted the Hall of Fame

August 3rd, 2023

4:08

August 3, 2006, Phillies' infielder Chase Utley goes 3-for-6 against the Cardinals to extend his hitting streak to 35 games. The streak will be stopped the next day against the Mets. Utley hit in every game during the …

August 2 - Thurman Munson dies in plan crash

August 2nd, 2023

4:16

August 2, 1979, 32-year-old Thurman Munson of the New York Yankees is killed in the crash of his private plane in Canton, Ohio. The following day the …

August 1 - Nate Colbert sets MLB record

August 1st, 2023

3:47

August 1, 1994, Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the second major leaguer to play in 2,000 consecutive games, joining Lou Gehrig in …

July 31 - Nomar Gets traded and Pete Rose extends streak

July 31st, 2023

4:43

July 31 2004 - The long-anticipated trade of Nomar Garciaparra is finally accomplished as the Red Sox shortstop is traded to the Cubs in a four-team …

July 30 largest induction class in HOF history

July 30th, 2023

5:14

July 30, 2006, the largest Induction Class in Hall of Fame history is honored in Cooperstown. Reliever Bruce Sutter is inducted along with 17 elected …

July 29 - Ron Hansen turns an unassisted triple play

July 29th, 2023

5:02

2009 - Ichiro Suzuki raps the 3,000th hit of his career, combining the major leagues (1,722) and Japan's Pacific League (1,278). Isao Harimoto was …

July 28 - Two Perfect Games

July 28th, 2023

4:54

July 28, 2006, a statue is dedicated at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum honoring Hall of Famer Satchel Paige. The statue depicts Paige …

July 27 - Tommy John makes 3 errors on one play

July 27th, 2023

3:44

On July 27, 1984, Pete Rose of the Montreal Expos collects the 3,503rd single of his career, passing Hall of Famer Ty Cobb for the all-time singles …

July 26 - Babe Ruth Final Speech

July 26th, 2023

8:10

July 26, 1991 Against the Dodgers, Montreal's Mark Gardner pitches a no-hitter for nine innings before Lenny Harris beats out an infield single in …

July 25

July 25th, 2023

13:31

July 25, 2004, a record number of Hall of Famers return to Cooperstown to witness the Induction of Dennis Eckersley and Paul Molitor. In all, 53 …

July 24 - George Brett Pine Tar (full radio call)

July 24th, 2023

14:52

Baseball History Daily

Happy Birthday to Barry Bonds

Todays Debut - Waite Hoyt

Trivia - Who has the most outfield assists for a right fielder?

July …

Jackie Robinson Hall of Fame Speech - Vintage Baseball Reflections

July 23rd, 2023

4:49

On July 23, 1962, Jackie RobinsonBob FellerBill McKechnie, and Edd Roush are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Robinson, the first black player to …

July 23 - Jackie Robinson gets inducted into the HOF

July 23rd, 2023

12:23

July 23 Baseball History Daily

Happy Birthday - Pee Wee Reese

Against all odds, Pee Wee Reese earned an opportunity to play professional baseball, …

July 22 - Ken Griffey goes yard 3 times

July 22nd, 2023

3:35

July 22, 2002 - Over 20,000 fans gather at Fenway Park for a tribute entitled, "Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero". The two-hour salute …

July 21 - Pumpsie Green Debuts

July 21st, 2023

11:21

Todays Birthday - Johnny Evers. Evers was a 3X World Series Champion and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1946.

Todays Debut - Pumpsie Green, who went on a famous walkabout in 1962.

Trivia - Johnny Evans - HOF …

July 20 - Christy Mathewson is traded

July 19th, 2023

13:54

Happy Birthday - Mike Witt

Todays debut - Jim Bunning

July 20, 1976, future Hall of Famer Hank Aaron blasts the final home run of his legendary career. …

July 19 - Gwynn, Marichal and Wagner debut

July 19th, 2023

10:29

July 19, 1982, 22-year-old Tony Gwynn makes his major league debut for the San Diego Padres. In a harbinger of things to come, the future National …

July 18 - Cone is perfect

July 18th, 2023

13:55

On July 18, 1999, New York Yankees ace David Cone pitches the 14th perfect game of the modern era and the 16th overall in major league history. Cone …

July 17 - Gibson strikesout his 3000th

July 17th, 2023

10:46

July 17, 1990, the Minnesota Twins become the first team to turn two triple plays in one game. Third baseman Gary Gaetti, second baseman Al Newman, …

July 16 - Joe DiMaggio extend his streak to 56 games - Vintage Baseball Reflections

July 16th, 2023

2:29

July 16 1853 - The New York Clipper publishes what is believed to be the first tabulated boxscore of a baseball game. The Knickerbocker Base Ball …

July 15 - Albert Belle gets protection

July 15th, 2023

11:46

Bo Jackson -

On July 15, 1951, the New York Yankees demote struggling rookie Mickey Mantle to their Kansas City farm team in the American …

July 14 - Pete Rose barrels over Ray Fosse

July 14th, 2023

12:30

July 14, 1916 - Ernie Koob of the St. Louis Browns went the distance in a 17-inning 0-0 tie with the Boston Red Sox. Carl Mays went the first fifteen …

July 13 - 1971 All Star Game - Reggie vs Doc Ellis

July 13th, 2023

15:01

July 13, 1934 - Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run in a 4-2 victory over Tommy Bridges and the Detroit Tigers. Lou Gehrig left the game in the first …

July 12 - Disco Demolition

July 12th, 2023

13:12

On July 12, 1996, longtime Minnesota Twins star and future Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett announces his retirement due to glaucoma in his right eye. …

July 11 - Earl Weaver is named as Oriole Manager

July 11th, 2023

14:22

On July 11, 1985, Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first pitcher in history to record 4,000 strikeouts. Ryan notches the milestone …

July 9, 1958 Casey Stengel's Congressional Testimony - Vintage Baseball Reflections

July 9th, 2023

3:00

On July 9, 1958 On Capitol Hill, Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle appear in front of the Senate Anti-Trust and Monopoly Subcommittee which is …

July 10 - Carl Hubbell makes history & the Hall of Fame has 10 new Members

July 9th, 2023

9:19

On July 10, 1945, ten new members are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Among them are catcher Roger Bresnahan, outfielder Hugh …

July 8 - Musial has a Day

July 8th, 2023

8:13

1941 - At the All-Star Game at Briggs Stadium, Ted Williams, hitting .405 at the break, homers off Chicago Cubs P Claude Passeau with two out and two on in the ninth inning to give the American League a dramatic 7 - 5 …

July 7 - Satchel Paige is Signed by Cleveland

July 7th, 2023

10:51

1948 - The Indians stun the baseball world by signing Satchel Paige, veteran Negro League pitcher. The move is ridiculed by some as a Bill Veeck …

July 6 - First All Star Game is Played

July 6th, 2023

8:13

July 6, 1933, the first major league All-Star Game is played at Comiskey Park. Babe Ruth hits a two-run home run to give the American League a 4-2 …

July 5 – Ted Williams passes away

July 5th, 2023

7:20

In 1929, at the Polo Grounds, the New York Giants become the first team to use a public address system.

1947 - Larry Doby becomes the first black to …

July 4 – Luckiest Man Lou Gehrig has number retired

July 4th, 2023

8:56

On July 4, 1939, the New York Yankees retire the uniform #4 of future Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig in emotional ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. For over 40 …

July 3 - Don Drysdale passes away

July 3rd, 2023

8:09

On July 3, 1912, New York Giants pitcher Rube Marquard sets a modern day record by winning his 19th consecutive game - a 2-1 decision over the rival …

July 2 - Mantle & Maris continue on historic march, Ted Lyons debuts and Carl Hubbell dominates Cardinals

July 3rd, 2023

5:37

July 2 in Baseball History - 

Carl Hubbell pitches 18 scoreless innings vs the Cardinals on his way to an MVP Season. 

Sunday Ted debuts for the White …

July 2 - Joe DiMaggio passes Wee Willie Keller

July 2nd, 2023

4:32

Two Historic Hitting Streaks,  Ty Cobb, extends his streak to 40 straight games, as he collects three hits and three runs in the Detroit 14-6 win …

July 1 - Walter Johnson and Bob Feller No Hitters

July 1st, 2023

5:55

Two-no hitters were thrown, hall of famers to be Walter Johnson and Bob feller both tossed no-hitters, Johnson fired a 1-0 gem in 1920 vs the Boston Red Sox, losing a perfect game on Bucky Harris error, and in 1951 …

Richard Nixon Talks About His All Time Team - Vintage Baseball Reflections

June 29th, 2023

9:21

On June 30, 1972, journalist Clifford Evans interviewed President Richard Nixon in the White House for RKO General Broadcasting. This meeting was captured by recording devices in the Oval Office.

Prior to this meeting, …

Vida Blue on the CBS Evening News June 26 1971

June 27th, 2023

5:17

On June 26, 1971, this clip was Originally aired of Vida Blue of the Oakland A’s was in the midst of setting the baseball world on its ear when this story aired. Interviews with Blue’s mother is included as are clips of …

Bob Bailey becomes first expo to hit 2 homeruns in a game - Full Radio Broadcast

June 22nd, 2023

2:31:03

June 22, 1969, At Wrigley Field, Bob Bailey after missing still recovering from a spring training injury becomes the first Montreal Expo to hit 2 home runs in a game. Bailey took Ted Abernathy deep and Phil Regan in the …

June 18, 1979 Dave Kingman launches Homerun vs Dodgers - Vintage Baseball Reflections

June 18th, 2023

2:25

June 18, 1979 Dave Kingman launches Homerun vs Dodgers


The Hall of Fame Opens - June 12 1939

June 13th, 2023

1:17:20

Radio broadcast from June 12 1939 when the Baseball Hall of Fame first opened. 

 

Harvey Haddix Almost Perfect

May 27th, 2023

23:41

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Don Nottebart throws the first no-hitter in Houston History

May 17th, 2023

3:38

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On May 17, 1963 — At Colt Stadium, Don Nottebart throws the first no-hitter in franchise …

Charlie Lea pitches first No Hitter at Olympic Stadium

May 10th, 2023

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On May 10, 1981, Montreal Expos right-hander Charlie Lea pitches the first …

May 9 1947 Jackie Robinson and Ben Champman Photo

May 9th, 2023

19:02

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On May 9, 1947 — Philadelphia manager Ben Chapman, who admits he had …

Catfish Hunter is Perfect May 8 1968 - 9th Inning Broadcast

May 8th, 2023

15:05

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Willie Mays hits titanic blast @ Polo Grounds - his last homerun at his former home

May 5th, 2023

2:56:27

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Bob Watson of the Houston Astros scores the one millionth run in major league history

May 4th, 2023

5:52

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Willie Mays hits 4 homeruns at County Stadium

May 1st, 2023

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April 18, 1987 Mike Schmidt 500th Homerun - Vintage Baseball Reflections

April 18th, 2023

3:19

On April 18, 1987, At Three Rivers Stadium Mike Schmidt hits his 500th career home run. Schmidt connects against Don Robinson of the Pittsburgh Pirates, becoming the 14th player in history to reach the milestone. …

April 12 - The Grey Eagle Soars - The Tris Speaker Trade

April 12th, 2023

10:12

On April 12, 1916 the Boston Red Sox trade one of the greatest players ever to play major league baseball Tris Speaker to the Cleveland Indians. 

It …

April 11 One and Done the home debut and story of the Seattle Pilots

April 11th, 2023

13:50

On April 11, 1969, The Seattle Pilots debuted for their first home game at Sick's Stadium. 

Gus Bell fires a complete game 7-0 shutout over the White Sox as the paid attendance of 14,000+ watches on a perfect Seattle …

April 10 - FISK changes his Sox

April 11th, 2023

8:18

On March 18, 1981 Future Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, signs a contract with the Chicago White Sox after then GM Hayward Sullivan made an apparent …

April 7 - The Stat that created a position The Save

April 11th, 2023

10:08

The role of a closer was not an officially role until the term Save came into play officially in 1969. Bill Singer of the Los Angeles Dodgers was the …

April 9 - FERNANDOMANIA

April 9th, 2023

10:06

April 9, 1981 Fernando Valenzuela was forced to start opening day for the Dodgers as Jerry Reuss injured himself 24 hours before the game. 

Fernando …

April 6 - The DH officially debuts after 86 years of debate

April 9th, 2023

11:21

April 6 1973 - Ron Bloomberg comes to the plate for the New York Yankees as the first officially DH in Fenway Park. It may surprise you though to …

April 8 - I Had A Hammer How Hank Aaron rose above it all

April 8th, 2023

10:28

April 8 episode is about Hank Aaron and his heroic journey through a divided Nation to take one of baseballs most treasured records. 

Aaron's story is one of perseverance and worth the listen. We take you through his …

Hank Aaron Best I ever Saw

April 7th, 2023

13:20

One of the most prolific home run hitters of all time, Henry Aaron withstood tremendous pressure to break Babe Ruth's career record. Aaron is often …

Mickey Cochrane World Series Walk Off

April 7th, 2023

41:37

Listen to the highlights of Game 6 of the 1935 World Series Featuring Mickey Cochrane on his Birthday! 

The son of Northern Irish immigrant John Cochrane and Scottish immigrant Sadie Campbell, Gordon Stanley "Mickey" …

April 5 - Charlie and the Baseball Stadium Ebbets Field

April 6th, 2023

7:51

On April 5, 1913 Charlie Ebbets dream comes true as we opens Ebbets Field. 

Our Podcast details how the land was bought Disney style, lost they keys …

April 4 1994 - A New Era is born in Cleveland as The Jake opens

April 4th, 2023

10:19

Over the past 93 seasons, the Cleveland Indians had finished first just 3 times. Going to 3 World Series and winning 2. On average they finished over 18 games out of first place. 

On April 4, 1994 The Jake opened and …

Tom Seaver signs with the Mets and 3 years later pulls off a Miracle

April 4th, 2023

24:25

On April 3, 1966, the New York Mets sign University of Southern California star Tom Seaver to his first contract, including a $50,000 bonus. Seaver had been selected by the Atlanta Braves in the January draft, but …

April 3 - Dennis Eckersley traded and then he evolves into one of the greatest closer in Baseball history

April 4th, 2023

8:10

April 3, 1987, the Chicago Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley for 3 minor league players to the Oakland A's. At one time trading "The Eck" would have been …

Luke Appling - Old Aches and Pains April 2

April 3rd, 2023

1:12:47

Happy Birthday, Luke Appling!   Born in High Point, North Carolina on April 2, 1907, Lucius Benjamin Appling moved to Atlanta, Georgia with …

April 1 - The eccentric Hall of Famer Rube Waddell

April 1st, 2023

4:33

On today's rewind brings us too, April 1, 1914, that day future Hall of Famer George Edward Waddell, better known as “Rube” dies from tuberculosis in …

April 2 1976 - Future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is traded to Baltimore in 6 player deal

April 1st, 2023

9:41

On April 2, 1976 the Oakland A's trade future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and World Series hero and Al Start Pitcher Ken Holtzman to the Baltimore …

The Big E Opens - Enron Field

March 31st, 2023

13:47

On March 30 , 2000 —  Enron Field officially opens with a 6-5 exhibition win over the A.L. Champion New York Yankees, paralleling the feat that occurred when the Astrodome opened in 1965. Daryle Ward’s two-run homer …

Cy Young talks a perfect game March 29

March 30th, 2023

9:33

On March 29, 1867 — Denton True “Cy” Young is born in Gilmore, a tiny village near Newcomerstown, Ohio. Young will earn his nickname for his cyclone-like pitching motion and he will win (and lose) more games than any …

Future Gas House Gang Coach Clyde “Buzzy” Wares gets traded for a Stadium and Dizzy Dean

March 29th, 2023

22:35

On March 28, 1913, the St. Louis Browns make an unusual “trade,” sending infielder Clyde “Buzzy” Wares to the Montgomery Rebels a minor league team in exchange for the rental of a stadium. The Montgomery Rebels will …

March 27 - Stan Musial & Miller Huggins

March 28th, 2023

29:07

On March 27, 1879 —– Miller Huggins is born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A second baseman adept at getting on base, Huggins will lead the National League in …

March 26 -Mantle Hits a 600 Foot Blast

March 27th, 2023

10:53

On March 26, 1951 —– In an exhibition game at the University of Southern California, Mickey Mantle propels a home run estimated at 654 to 660 feet. The shot clears Bovard Field and then goes the width of a practice …

George Sisler talks Babe Ruth March 24

March 25th, 2023

8:06

George Sisler never played on a pennant winner and he wasn't a slugger, but in spite of that he earned a reputation as the best first baseman in the first 30 years of the 20th century. The greatest player in St. Louis …

Ducky Medwick Interview - March 21

March 21st, 2023

15:34

On March 21, 1975, Hall of Fame outfielder Joe “Ducky” Medwick dies in Saint Petersburg, Florida at the age of 63. As one of the feared hitters on the famed “Gashouse Gang,” Medwick clubbed 205 home runs and batted .324 …

Roberto Clemente Elected Into the Hall of Fame

March 21st, 2023

29:23

On March 20, 1973 — Roberto Clemente becomes the first Hispanic American to gain election to the Hall of Fame. The Baseball Writers Association of …

Richie Ashburn - On Tops Sports Radio March 19

March 19th, 2023

8:58

On March 19, 1927 --- Don Richard (Richie) Ashburn is born in Tilden, Nebraska. A five-time All-Star, Ashburn will be a solid center fielder and a …

Babe Ruth 570 foot St Patrick's Day Blast

March 18th, 2023

6:29

March 17, 1918: A young Babe Ruth, still primarily a pitcher, slugs a pair of home runs during a spring training game at Whittington Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The second long ball is thought to be the first …

Ty Cobb almost gets traded March 16

March 17th, 2023

17:54

On March 16, 1907 -- After watching Ty Cobb quarrel with a black groundskeeper and with teammate Charlie Schmidt, Tiger manager Hugh Jennings was tired of dealing with Cobb's abrasive behavior and tries to deal him to …

Elixir of Brown-Sequard - Pud Galvin passes away 1902

March 7th, 2023

24:17

On March 7, 1902 — Hall of Famer James (Pud) Galvin dies at the age of 45. Galvin won 361 games over a 14-year career, placing him in a tie for sixth on the all-time list for most wins. In 1883 and 1884, Galvin won a …

Lefty Grove March 6

March 6th, 2023

52:22

Lefty Grove was Born on March 6 in Lonaconing, Maryland, Grove was a sandlot star in the Baltimore area during the 1910s. Grove didn't play organized …

Mel Ott - World Series At Bats March 2

March 2nd, 2023

15:02

Today we celebrate Mel Ott's birthday. We have 5 World Series At Bats and 3 homeruns. Oddly Ott played in 3 Wold series and homered in the final game …

CYO Ends relationship with Dodgers because of Leo Durocher March 1

March 2nd, 2023

29:39

On today's Podcast - hear from Leo Durocher and his wife on Laraine Day, Gas House Gang and him talk about Nice Guys Finish last with Roy Leonard. 

 


On March 1, 1947 — Father Vincent Powell announces the diocese’s …

Koufax and Drysdale Holdout February 28 1966

March 1st, 2023

30:32

On February 28, 1966 — Refusing to report to spring training, Los Angeles Dodger pitchers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin their joint holdout, …

Babe Ruth released February 26

February 28th, 2023

13:11

On February 26, 1935, the New York Yankees release longtime star outfielder Babe Ruth, freeing him to sign a $20,000 contract with the National League’s Boston Braves. Ruth’s new contract with the Braves also gives him …

Duke Snider Passes Away February 27

February 27th, 2023

24:12

February 27, 2011 — The “Duke of Flatbush”, Hall of Famer Duke Snider dies in Escondido, CA at age 84. Snider was a power-hitting centerfielder for the great Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the 1950s and is immortalized in …

Smoky Joe gets Sold to Cleveland February 24

February 25th, 2023

45:35

On February 24, 1917 – – Smoky Joe Wood, his arm dead at 26, is sold by the Boston Red Sox to Cleveland for $15,000. He will become an outfielder …

Walter Johnson and The Silver Dollar - February 22

February 22nd, 2023

1:10:37

On February 22, 1936, Walter Johnson fires a silver dollar over the Rappahannock River, estimated to be a 386-foot toss. The spectacle—it took place …

January 31 - Jackie Robinson Birthday

January 31st, 2023

9:52

Jackie Robinson had a journey few others did. He was a sit-in before sit-ins. He rose above all to be one of the most honorable men in history. 

Check out his page and the many events of his career.

Jackie Robinson is elected to the Hall of Fame

January 23rd, 2023

3:11

On January 23 1962 -- Pitcher Bob Feller and infielder Jackie Robinson are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility.

Jackie Robinson burst onto the …

The Red Sox Sell Ruth to New York - but was it really for play?

January 4th, 2023

7:46

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January 3, 1920, The details of the Babe Ruth to New York sale are revealed. The Red Sox owner received $100K plus a $300K note to remortgage …

Future Hall of Famers - Grimes and Stengel traded for each other

January 2nd, 2023

8:44

On January 2, 1918, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Casey Stengel and infielder George Cutshaw from the Brooklyn Robins for 3 players - pitcher Burleigh Grimes, Al Mamaux, and infielder Chuck Ward.

Stengel will …

Wee Willie Keeler - The Brooklyn Millionaire

January 1st, 2023

6:50

On January 1, 1923, 19th century star Wee Willie Keeler dies at the age of 50. Having promised his fans and former teammates he’d live to see 1923, …

January 1 Wee Willie Keeler Brooklyn Millionaire (Encore)

January 1st, 2023

6:50

On January 1, 1923, 19th century star Wee Willie Keeler dies at the age of 50. Having promised his fans and former teammates he’d live to see 1923, …

December 12 - Five Cool Things and Willie Mays makes the Catch

December 12th, 2022

19:41

 

December 12, 1941 – Future Hall of Famer Arky Vaughan is traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Bucs receive four players in return, catcher “Hot Potato” Hamlin, Pete Coscarart, Babe Phelps and …

RIP Hank Aaron - Vin Scully calls #715

January 22nd, 2021

5:06

On January 22 2021 At age 86 Hank Aaron passes away. Aaron is one of the most respected players in baseball history and on April 8 1974 he broke Babe …

Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey Meet

August 28th, 2019

22:59

This Week we cover August 26 - Sept 1 . . . We are going to talk Tom Yawkey, Jackie Robinson, Jeff Bagwell, The First Televised Game, Rob Dibble, The Rat and Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell. 

If you want to dive deeper …

Juan Marichal squares off with John Roseboro

August 21st, 2019

15:39

Today we are covering August 19 – 25, we are going to be talking about – Jimmie Foxx pitching career, Gooden early excellence, Bill Veek grand stand moment, Yogi Berra and the harmonica, Juan Marichal and John Roseboro …

Curt Flood Goes to Washington

August 14th, 2019

18:51

This week we look at Curt Flood going to Washington. Bean Balls that changed lives - Ray Chapman and Tony C, Power steals by Vic Power, and lost icon as Mickey Mantle Passes away, One incredible streak by Jack Taylor. 

Willie Mays Joins the Hall of Fame

August 7th, 2019

11:40

This week we discuss Say Hey Willie Mays, Tony Gwynn, Lights at Wrigley Field, a 58 pitch complete game, brothers stopping hitting streaks and Barry Bonds historic blast. 

Plus the Trivia Question - What pitcher had to …

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