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What would you do if you could get a PhD in life—through baseball? Welcome to Baseball PhD. A podcast for your brain. 30 major league cities, 100 places to see. Let's touch them all as we make a road trip of a lifetime!

Baseball PhD


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    2022 Minicast – Driving Mr. Yogi

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 24:37

    Ed Kasputis interviews New York Times columnist, Harvey Araton about his book, Driving Mr. Yogi.

    Field of Dreams Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 60:06

    As we prepare for the 2022 Field of Dreams Game, Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB Podcast about the upcoming game and what happened at this year's MLB trade deadline. Lastly we remember and honor the legacy of baseball's greatest play by play announcer, Vin Scully.

    2022 Vin Scully Re-broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 54:37

    Greatest Baseball Sportscaster of All Time Our PhD Committee honors Vin Scully (1927 – 2022) as the greatest baseball sportscaster of all time. Ed, Farley and Mark then explore the life of Scully and listen to some of his greatest clips.  Ed then interviews Dodger faithful and English Professor, Frank Ardolino about Scully.  We then […]

    2022 St. Louis Cardinals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 51:11

    Will the Cards catch the Brewers and or is a 2nd place finish in the NL Central inevitable? Ed Kasputis interviews Josey Curtis from vivaelbirdos.com about this year's Cardinals.

    2022 The Walker Brothers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 19:38

    Ed Kasputis and Dave Matejczyk interview baseball historian, Craig Brown about Moses Fleetwood Walker (1856 – 1924) and Weldy Walker (1860 – 1937), who were the first two African American professional baseball players.

    2022 Colorado Rockies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 56:55

    Kris Bryant is back. Can the Rockies make a run? Ed Kasputis interviews baseball author, John Vampatella about many things baseball.

    2022 Ed Kasputis PhD Ceremony

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 26:33

    On September 18, 2010, Ed Kasputis got his Baseball PhD by visiting his 30th Major League Ballpark – Target Field. Our PhD Committee examines Ed about his 40 year journey though the baseball world and life.

    2022 Los Angeles Dodgers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 57:05

    With the best record in the National League, Dodger fans want more. Don't they realize that while the Angels play to the South, baseball heaven is at Chavez Ravine? Ed Kasputis interviews Matt Moreno from dodgerblue.com about the Dodgers and upcoming MLB All-Star Game.

    2022 Witness to a Sweep

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 30:28

    In 2012, our PhD Committee went to the final game of the World Series to be a Witness to a Sweep.  First Farley pays a bet then Ed, Farley & Dave play baseball at Tiger Stadium and meet Joe Michnuk from the Navin Field Grounds Crew.  Then it's time to head to Comerica Park to […]

    2022 Arizona Diamondbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 58:16

    The Dbacks are improving but still light years behind the Dodgers. Ed Kasputis interviews Jim McLennan from azsnakepit.com about the plight of the Diamondbacks.

    2022 Minicast – Watching Baseball Smarter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 15:38

    Ed Kasputis interviews baseball writer and author, Zack Hample about his book, Watching Baseball Smarter.

    2022 Cleveland Guardians

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 49:37

    The Guardians are battling for first place despite having the smallest payroll in the AL Central and the youngest MLB roster. Can it continue? We observe and debate.

    2022 Minicast – Orioles Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 19:51

    Ed Kasputis interviews Jason Siemer about his song, A World of Orioles Baseball.

    2022 Tampa Bay Rays

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 56:20

    So far, the Rays are less good than we thought but could still be a playoff team. Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB Podcast about this year's Rays.

    2022 Minicast – The JuJu Rules

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 21:57

    Ed Kasputis interviews award winning humorist and author, Hart Seely from his battle pod about his book, The JuJu Rul

    2022 Houston Astros

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 57:49

    Happy Juneteenth! Who can catch the first place Astros? Ed Kasputis interviews William Metzger from crawfishboxes.com about the ‘Stros.

    2022 The Famous San Diego Chicken Re-broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 47:36

    The Famous San Diego Chicken is the Babe Ruth of sports mascots.  During this 39 minute interview, you'll better understand how the genius of Ted Giannoulas has forever changed our ball park experience.

    2022 Milwaukee Brewers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 55:01

    Can the Brewers win the NL Central as they hit a rough patch with injuries and losing streaks? Ed Kasputis interview Jack Stern from brewcrewball.com about the current state of the Brewers.

    2022 Minicast – Culture of Excellence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 40:19

    Ed Kasputis interviews Colin Cerniglia, the founder and CEO of the Talent 409 Leadership Academy about his new book, Culture of Excellence.

    2022 Minnesota Twins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 74:08

    The Twins are in first-place much to our surprise. Ed Kasputis interviews former Twins minor league announcer, Marshall Kelner about this year's Twins and the prospects that he covered in the Minors who have now made it to The Show.

    2022 Is T.V. Killing Baseball?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 41:16

    Is T.V. killing baseball?  On October 9, 1916, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Brooklyn Robins in Game 2 of the World Series in 14 innings.  The game lasted two hours and thirty minutes.  On October 26, 2018, the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers in 18 innings.  This game last seven hours and twenty minutes. […]

    2022 New York Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 54:24

    Tom Seaver has his statute. The Mets are in first but have some key injuries. Ed Kasputis interviews Mark C. Healey from Gothambaseball.com about this year's Mets.

    2022 Bush & the Babe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 52:53

    On June 5, 1948, Babe Ruth met future President George H.W. Bush on the ball fields of Yale.  We remember and honor the legacy of both of these great Americans who have impacted our lives, our culture and our country.  Our podcast concludes as Ed Kasputis interviews author, Jerry Amernic on his book, Babe Ruth […]

    2022 Philadelphia Phillies

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 53:44

    Can the Phillies make a run while the Mets are injured and not having fun? We interview Rich Baxter from the Fightin Phillies podcast.

    2022 Wichita Balk

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 31:09

    Ed Kasputis interviews Steve Schuster, voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes about an unforgettable Game 4 of the 2017 American Association Championship Series.

    2022 Oakland Athletics

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 49:21

    Howard Terminal or Vegas, what is the future of the A's? We debate as Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB Podcast.

    2022 Kelli's Pine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 44:14

    Fatherhood, baseball, romance and family – those are the themes of Kelli's Pine. We break our mold as Ed Kasputis interviews our first fiction author, Jay Grochowski about his great new book, Kelli's Pine.

    2022 Washington Nationals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 61:55

    The Nats are in last but they hope their rebuild will be fast. Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB podcast about all things Nationals including Juan Soto.

    2022 Sign Stealing

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 35:57

    Our PhD Committee reviews the history of sign stealing and the recent development that the Houston Astros have been accused of improper sign stealing from 2017 through 2019.

    2022 Texas Rangers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 60:49

    Are the Rangers upward bound with Cory Seager or will it just be more of the same with a higher payroll? We discuss as Mark and Ed call Farley while he seeks his most memorable cup of coffee.

    2022 Minicast – Julia Ruth Stevens

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 34:28

    Let's learn about the woman who called Babe Ruth “daddy” as author Jerry Amernic interviews Babe Ruth's daughter, Julia Ruth Stevens who passed away this year at the age of 102.

    2022 Pittsburgh Pirates

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 51:51

    We're in Pittsburgh where PNC Park is the star. Will the Pirates improve? We debate as Ed Kasputis interviews Joe Connor aka Mr. Sports Travel about things to do in Pittsburgh.

    2022 Minicast – The Last Best League

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 37:05

    Ed Kasputis interviews author Jim Collins about his updated book, The Last Best League.

    2022 Miami Marlins

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 51:09

    Welcome to Miami! Can the Fish swim throughout the NL East in 2022 as the Braves, Mets & Phillies have payrolls over $200 million dollars? Ed interviews Craig Calcaterra about his new book, Rethinking Fandom: How to beat the Sports-Industrial Complex…

    2022 Minicast – Ray Chapman & Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 15:20

    Ed Kasputis interviews children's author, Dan Gutman about his book, Ray & Me.

    2022 Kansas City Royals

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 46:20

    He knocked in the winning run on Opening Day. The Bobby Witt Jr. era has begun. With the added experience of Zack Greinke, will the Royals make a dramatic improvement? Ed Kasputis interviews Professor Bruce Bukiet from the New Jersey Institute of Technology about the 2022 season and his predictions for each team.

    2022 Minicast – First Year Owner

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 20:47

    In 2013, Ed Kasputis interviewed first year owner, Ken Babby of the Akron RubberDucks about what he learned during his first year of owning the Cleveland Indians AA affiliate.

    2022 Detroit Tigers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 64:59

    Javier Baez, Miguel Cabrera and Spencer Torkelson, can this year's Tigers bring hope to the Motor City? Ed Kasputis interviews MLB.com Tiger beat writer, Jason Beck for the answers.

    2022 Minicast – First Year Manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 28:04

    In 2013, Ed Kasputis and Dave Matejczyk interviewed baseball's youngest professional manager, 29 year old Drew Saylor about what he learned as the first year manager for the short-season Class A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Tri-City Dust Devils.

    World Champion Atlanta Braves

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 69:02

    We honor the World Champion Atlanta Braves as Ed Kasputis interviews Atlanta baseball writer, Bennett Hipp about this year's Bravos. Can the Braves repeat?

    2022 Minicast – Nick Gandy

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 16:52

    Ed Kasputis interviews Nick Gandy from the Florida Sports Foundation about the Grapefruit League.

    Free Agent Signings

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 61:19

    Spring Training has sprung as we cover the most recent MLB Free Agent signings with Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB podcast.

    2022 Minicast – Miracle Ball

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 24:01

    Ed Kasputis interviews award-winning writer and filmmaker, Brian Biegel about his documentary, Miracle Ball – The Fate of Bobby Thomson's Legendary 1951 Home Run Ball.

    Season Resumed

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 56:09

    We celebrate as the Players and Owners have agreed to a new MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement for the next 5 years. Opening Day is April 7th!

    2022 Minicast – Banzai Babe Ruth

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 30:03

    Ed Kasputis interviews Robert K. Fitts about his new book, Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan.

    Season Delayed

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 49:55

    The Season has been delayed. We discuss with Jeff Cohen from the podcast Baseball and BBQ and ponder why the players and owner's can't just take the plunge like Farley.

    2022 Minicast – Roberto & Me

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 23:39

    Ed Kasputis interviews baseball historian and children's author, Dan Gutman about his book, Roberto & Me.

    2022 Minicast – Jews & America's Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 26:49

    Ed Kasputis interviews Larry Ruttman about his book, American Jews & America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball.

    2022 Minicast – Charles O. Finley

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 17:05

    Ed Kasputis interviews G. Michael Green about his book, Charlie Finley: The Outrageous Story of Baseball's Super Showman.

    Fly Me to Japan

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 63:58

    As MLB labor strife continues, let's go to a land where baseball is well. Fly me to Japan as Ed Kasputis interviews Trevor Raichura from Japanball.com.

    2022 Minicast – St. Luke's Hospital

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 11:11

    In 2012, Ed Kasputis visited St. Luke's International Hospital in Tokyo to retrace the steps of Catcher and OSS spy, Moe Berg who visited the hospital on November 29, 1934 and shot video of the Tokyo skyline.  Later during World War II, Berg shared this video with the U.S. Government.  Kasputis interviews Kaoru Oda and Sumio […]

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