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This podcast is for the baseball fan with a curious mind. We bring you one event from each day in the calendar and go well beyond the box score. Our stories are brief and fun and come with some surprises.

Tom Hannon


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    Wee Willie Keeler Brooklyn Millionaire (Encore)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 6:51


    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, Wee Willie Keeler dies on New Year's Day of that year as a result of heart failure. The five-foot, four-and-a-half-inch Keeler amassed 2,932 hits, and won consecutive batting titles in 1897 and 1898. He batted .341 over a 19-year career, placing him in the top 10 on the all-time batting list. He played for the National League's Superbas (Dodgers), Orioles, and Giants and the Highlanders (Yankees) of the American League will win election to the Hall of Fame in 1939. He is credited with the baseball axiom, “Keep your eyes clear, and hit 'em where they ain't.”

    December 26 Carlton Fisk & Ozzie Smith

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 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 guaranteeing a $300,000 loan with Fenway Park as collateral. The transaction will be announced publicly in one week. December 26, 2005 — The Associated Press reports that baseball took a lot of shots in 2005 from politicians, commentators and players themselves as the sport struggled with steroids. MLB went from no drug policy in 2002 to anonymous testing in 2003, to counseling for positive tests in 2004, to a dozen 10-day suspensions this year. Starting next year, an initial positive test will result in a 50-game suspension, and players will be tested for amphetamines for the first time, with penalties for a second positive result. MLB took similar shots in 1973, many people don't realize this, but they were on the hot seat by the Staggers Committee that found steroid and amphetamine use in baseball was alarming in November of 1973. Bowie Kuhn was there and testified under oath along with Bud Selig. They did vow to clean up the game and congress let them off easy and never reviled the names of the players, unlike 2003. Tom House would later tell folks that 6 of 8 players were using steroids and his famous line was we never felt we lost, we were out-milligrammed.  Born: December 26, 1954 in Mobile, AL. Defying critics who said he was too small and would never hit enough to stay in the big leagues, Ozzie Smith soared through the infield with his acrobatic moves, redefining the role of shortstop. He won 13 consecutive Gold Gloves and set a major league record for assists by a shortstop. Dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals early in his career, Smith became one of the most popular players in franchise history. A switch-hitter, Ozzie blasted one of his few home runs from the left side of the plate to win the 1985 National League pennant. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2002, his first year of eligibility. Died: December 26, 2013 in Baltimore, MD An eight-time Gold Glove Award winner, Paul Blair was the best defensive center fielder in the American League in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With uncanny instincts and great speed, Blair positioned himself perfectly, often gliding into shallow center to snare would-be singles. He had several great moments in the postseason, including a game-winning homer in Game 3 of the 1966 World Series, and a leaping catch the next day to prevent a home run. In 1970, Blair was hit in the cheek, under his left eye, by a fastball from Ken Tatum of the Angels. It shattered about four different bones in his face and he underwent surgery. He missed 21 games but rebounded to play another 10 seasons. Contrary to some who say he was never quite the same hitter, Blair claimed he was unaffected by the incident. He never saw Tatum's pitch, so, Blair said “I was never haunted by images of the ball hitting me.” On January 20, 1977, Blair was traded to the New York Yankees. On June 18 of that year in a nationally televised game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, he was involved—though not directly—in one of the most bizarre scenes in baseball history. Yankee manager Billy Martin took right fielder Reggie Jackson out of the game and replaced him with Blair after Jackson had misplayed Jim Rice's fly ball for a double. As the cameras watched, Jackson and Martin nearly came to blows. After winning World Series titles with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978, Blair was released early in the 1979 season. He earned four World Series rings, two with the Orioles and two with the Yankees. December 26, 1947 – Future Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk is born in Bellows Falls, Vermont. A unanimous Rookie of the Year selection in 1972, when he would win his only gold glove, the studious Carlton Fisk was at times the best catcher in the American League during the 1970s and 1980s. He hit one of the most dramatic home runs in postseason history, winning Game 6 of the 1975 World Series for the Red Sox. Fisk was one of the most interesting characters of his era. He marched to the beat of his own drum. While with the Red Sox, he earned a reputation as a tough competitor and clubhouse lawyer. In both Boston and Chicago, he clashed with his GM and owners, and he was involved in the collusion case against baseball in the late 1980s. In that case, free agents like Fisk and Kirk Gibson charged that owners had conspired to limit free-agent movement. The players won in a slam dunk and Fisk emerged even more bitter and suspicious. As a player, Fisk walked like an 85-year-old man, even when he was in his twenties. He was very concerned with his appearance, and he took as much time as any batter in preparing to hit. He once walked so slow to the mound to talk to his pitcher, that Rangers' manager Bobby Valentine wondered if he was "paid by the hour." Fisk considered himself a protector of the game's honor. On numerous occasions, he challenged teammates for failing to play the game properly or (worst of all) failing to hustle. In a celebrated incident, he nearly came to blows with the entire New York team after he admonished Yankee rookie Deion Sanders for failing to run out a routine grounder. Shocked by the confrontation, Sanders later apologized for his actions. At the end of his career, Fisk had proved most of his critics and skeptics wrong, playing more games than any other catcher in baseball history, despite injuries (many of them before the age of 30), having to fight for playing time, and a tall frame that took abuse. Over 24 seasons, his back and knees held up well and he caught his last game at the age of 45. He was the Nolan Ryan of the catching profession. With the White Sox, he set single-season and career records for homers by a catcher, as well as games caught in a career. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000.

    December 22 - Connie Mack

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 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 managed the Philadelphia A's — nearly their entire existence. He built two dynasties that won a total of five World Series titles. Mack was often described as the “grand old gentleman of the game,” but he wasn't above stretching the rules to gain a competitive advantage. He was rumored to have kept frozen baseballs handy to insert into the game when his pitchers were on the mound. He also employed a special coach who stationed himself in center field at Shibe Park to steal signs from opposing teams. Connie Mack pieced together a tremendous baseball team in the first decade of the 20th century, built in large part, around his famous “$100,000 Infield.” At the time, Mack claimed that even that lofty dollar-amount would not pry the four star players away from him. In 1911, John “Stuffy” McInnis was switched to first base to replace the aging Harry Davis, a fine player. McInnis, who earned his nickname because he had the “right stuff” as a young ballplayer in Boston, joined Eddie Collins, Jack Barry, and Frank Baker to form the greatest infield of the era. His A's from 1929-1931, had a team second to none, which featured Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Cochrane, Al Simmons, Lefty Grove, George Earnshaw, Rube Walberg, and Jack Quinn. Mack holds the all-time record for most games managed (7,755), most games won (3,731), and most games lost (3,814). His record of 50 years managing one team, and 53 years overall will most likely never be broken. Tom December 22, 1944 – Future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton is born in Miami, Florida. Rivaling Tom Seaver as the finest pitcher of the 1970s, Steve Carlton won the National League Cy Young Award in 1972 and 1977 before capturing another two trophies during the early portion of the ensuing decade. One of the greatest left-handed hurlers in the history of the game, Carlton trails only Warren Spahn in victories for a southpaw, with 329.   He also ranks fourth on the all-time strikeout list with a total of 4,136. The first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards, Lefty, as he came to be known, surpassed 20 victories on six separate occasions, winning at least 16 games another four times. Over an 18-year stretch beginning in 1967, he failed to post at least 13 victories just once. During that same period, he also finished with an earned run average under 3.00 eight times, struck out more than 200 batters eight times, and threw at least 250 innings 13 times. Carlton remains the last National League pitcher to compile as many as 25 victories in a season, as well as the last pitcher from any team to throw more than 300 innings in a season.   December 22, 1980 — The Boston Red Sox mail Fred Lynn and Carlton Fisk their new contracts two days after the Basic Agreement's December 20 deadline. Boston's blunder makes their All-Stars eligible for free agency. Fisk will land in Chicago after a legal battle and complete a Hall of Fame career over the next decade plus. Lynn will end up traded to California with Rick Burleson, and play 11 more seasons. However, he will never have the impact he did in Boston.   This was a dark era in Boston, similar to recent times as they let a Hall of Fame player slip away, as well as trading away the soul of the team. It took several years for them to become competitive again, when Roger Clemens would arrive in the summer of 1984.     December 22, 1999 — In an interview in Sports Illustrated magazine, Atlanta Braves P John Rocker offends virtually every race and ethnic group in a hateful outburst. Community leaders, media, management, coaches, and teammates alike call for action to be taken against the lefthander, who had 38 saves for Atlanta this past season.   In a story published in the December 27, 1999 issue of Sports Illustrated, Rocker made a number of allegations stemming from his experiences in New York City and answered a question about whether he would ever play for the New York Yankees or the New York Mets.   I'd retire first. It's the most hectic, nerve-wracking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you're riding through Beirut-next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing… The biggest thing I don't like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?   During the interview, he also spoke of his opinion of the New York Mets and their fans:   Nowhere else in the country do people spit at you, throw bottles at you, throw quarters at you, throw batteries at you and say, “Hey, I did your mother last night—she's a whore.” I talked about what degenerates they were and they proved me right.   The interview was conducted while driving to a speaking engagement in Atlanta. The reporter, Jeff Pearlman, wrote that during the interview session, Rocker spat on a Georgia State Route 400 toll machine and mocked Asian women. Also, Rocker referred to Curaçaoan teammate Randall Simon as a “fat monkey”.   Although Rocker later apologized after speaking with Braves legend and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and former Atlanta mayor and congressman Andrew Young, he continued to make controversial remarks. For his comments, Commissioner Bud Selig suspended Rocker without pay for the remainder of spring training and the first 28 games of the 2000 season, which on appeal was reduced to 14 games (without a spring-training suspension).   December 22, 1953 –Jack Dunn III officially turns over the name “Orioles” to the St. Louis Browns, who recently were acquired in November 1953 by a syndicate of Baltimore business and civic interests led by attorney and civic activist Clarence Miles and Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.   His family had successfully operated the International League Orioles franchise for years in Baltimore, Maryland. The original Orioles, an AL charter member franchise eventually moved to New York in 1903 to eventually become the Highlanders, and then the Yankees.    The move to Baltimore was ushered in with the arrival of Brooks Robinson in 1955. They experienced their greatest success from 1966 to 1983, when they made six World Series appearances, winning three of them (1966, 1970, 1983). This era of the club featured many future Hall of Famers who would later be inducted representing the Orioles, such as third baseman Brooks Robinson, outfielder Frank Robinson, starting pitcher Jim Palmer, first baseman Eddie Murray, shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., and manager Earl Weaver. 

    December 19 - Doc Ellis Passes Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 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 previously paid $25,000 for the future Hall of Famer. DiMaggio will play one more season in the PCL before reporting to the Yankees in 1936. In ‘36, DiMaggio will hit .323 with 125 RBIs in helping the Yankees to a World Series title. December 19, 1976 — A single-engine Piper Cherokee plane crashes into the upper deck of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, home of the Orioles, injuring the pilot and three others. Minutes prior to the mishap, the plane had buzzed the stadium during the final moments of the Steelers' playoff victory over the Colts.   The pilot of the Piper Cherokee was 33-year-old Donald Kroner. Kroner served three months of a two-year sentence for malicious destruction of property and violation of aviation ordinances. Kroner had been arrested prior to the Stadium incident for making threats against former Colt Bill Pellington. This included Kroner being accused of dropping a bottle and toilet paper from his plane onto the roof of Pellington's Timonium restaurant. According to news reports, Kroner was upset over being thrown out of the restaurant. Kroner died in 2013. Kroner had been fired as an MTA bus driver the day before the crash. He also had been a flight instructor and, according to some accounts, had worked as an air traffic controller. In 1980, Kroner was charged with stealing a Greyhound bus from Dulles International Airport. December 19, 1990 — At a press conference, Tiger management and WJR announce 1991 will be Ernie Harwell's 32nd and final season in the broadcast booth. The dismissal of the Motor City's popular play-by-play announcer starts a furor among fans, which includes a threatened boycott of Domino's Pizza, a business of club owner Tom Monaghan, and the rise of the slogan, “Say It Ain't So, Bo”, which appears on bumper stickers and T-shirts all over Detroit, referring to Bo Schembechler, the team president and former University of Michigan football coach. "[Harwell's situation is] not going to change no matter how much clamor is made over it," said team president Bo Schembechler. The situation caused outrage so much that some made threats of violence against Schembechler. Some, such as Mitch Albom, blamed the situation causing as much negative feeling as it did on WJR executive Jim Long who was the one who pushed the quick, no severance pay removal of Harwell.[6] The movement in favor of keeping Harwell was so strong that even billboards in favor of his remaining were put up.[7] Rick Rizzs was hired away from the Seattle Mariners to replace Harwell in 1992, teaming with Bob Rathbun. Harwell worked a part-time schedule for the California Angels in 1992. The following year, the Tigers were purchased by Mike Ilitch, who made it one of his first priorities to bring Harwell back. In 1993, Harwell teamed with Rizzs and Rathbun on the WJR broadcasts, calling play-by-play of the middle innings in each game. From 1994 to 1998, Harwell called television broadcasts for the Tigers on PASS Sports and later WKBD-TV. In 1999, he resumed full-time radio duties with the team, swapping roles with Frank Beckmann (who had replaced Rizzs in the radio booth following the 1994 season), teaming with analyst Jim Price, and continuing in that role even as the team's radio rights changed from WJR to WXYT in 2001. During spring training in 2002, Harwell announced that he would retire at the end of the season; his final broadcast came on September 29, 2002. Dan Dickerson, who had joined Harwell and Price in 2000, took over as the Tigers' lead radio voice. Died: December 19, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA Dock Ellis, a solid pitcher for the Bucs, is best known for his performance on June 12, 1970, when he would forever etch his name in major league baseball history. That night Dock, despite the fact he walked eight batters, no-hit the San Diego Padres 2-0 on the strength of two Willie Stargell home runs. Also that night, which he admitted later on, was the fact that Ellis pitched his gem while on LSD. Welcome to the wild and bizarre world of Dock Ellis. He had a 14-3 record at the 1971 All-Star break, but famously said baseball wouldn't let two soul brothers – he and Vida Blue – start the AS game. Ellis ended up surrendering Reggie Jackson's titanic blast at Tiger Stadium. He was also the starter when the Pirates become the first team to start 9 black players. Ellis, never one to avoid controversy, also hit the first three Reds on May 1, 1974 because he felt his team was lackluster. Ellis will eventually end up a Yankee in ‘76 and win comeback player of year after winning 17 games. Doc Finished up with 138 wins vs. 119 loses and a 3.46 ERA. In 1955, he broke Ty Cobb's record to become the youngest player to win a batting title. Al Kaline was one day younger in 1955 than Cobb had been in 1907, when “The Georgia Peach” won his first title. Despite a history of injuries, he tied Tris Speaker's record of 100+ games in the outfield for 19+ seasons. A future Hall of Famer, Kaline was born on December 19, 1934, in Baltimore, Maryland. In his 22-year career (1953-1974), the outstanding right fielder had 3007 hits, 399 HR, 1582 RBI, 1622 runs, .297 BA, .376 OBP, .480 Slg., & .855 OPS. In the 1968 World Series, Kaline batted .379 with 11 hits, which included two home runs.   Playing his entire career with the Detroit Tigers, his nickname was Mr. Tiger. He was an All-Star in 15 seasons, won 10 Gold Glove Awards, won a batting title in 1955, and was a member of the 1968 World Series champions. His uniform #6 is retired by the Tigers. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980 (88.3% on the 1st ballot).

    December 15 Bob Feller on First Start after WWII

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 25:11


    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 mathematics instructor Charles Hinton designed a gunpowder-powered baseball pitching machine for the Princeton University baseball team's batting practice. According to one source it caused several injuries and may have been partly responsible for Hinton's dismissal from Princeton that year. A demonstration was given in the school's gymnasium on December 15, 1896. Hinton died unexpectedly in 1907 from a cerebral hemorrhage and while he is mostly remembered for his work on the fourth dimension, in stark contrast, he is also credited with designing the first playground jungle gym. December 15, 1967 — The Mets obtain Tommy Agee, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, and utility infielder Al Weis from the White Sox in exchange for Buddy Booker, Tommy Davis, Jack Fisher, and Billy Wynne. New York's newest additions will both play a pivotal role in the team's 1969 World Championship season. December 15, 1974 — Oakland A's pitching star and Cy Young Award winner Catfish Hunter is declared a free agent. Arbitrator Peter Seitz rules that A's owner Charlie Finley committed a breach of contract by failing to make a payment to Hunter's life insurance fund. The four-time 20-game winner, who helped Oakland to World Championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974, will sign a five-year contract worth a record $3.75 million with the New York Yankees. The decision will usher in a new era in the owners' relationship with their players. Died: December 15, 2010 in Cleveland, OH. Blessed with a resilient arm and an overpowering fastball that frequently approached 100 miles per hour, Bob Feller was the most dominant pitcher of his era. Despite missing four full seasons during the peak of his career to join the war effort, Feller compiled 266 victories over the course of 18 big-league seasons, including three no-hitters and a record 12 one-hitters. Many people still feel that no one has ever thrown a baseball harder than the Cleveland Indian Hall of Famer. Robert William Andrew Feller was born on November 3, 1918 in the small midwestern town of Van Meter, Iowa. Growing up an Iowa farm boy during the 1920s, much of Feller's childhood consisted of performing household chores and playing baseball. Feller later credited milking cows, picking corn, and baling hay with strengthening his arms and giving him the capacity to throw as hard as he did. After pitching for the Van Meter High School baseball team, Feller signed with the Cleveland Indians for $1 and an autographed baseball. He made his major league debut with the team on July 19, 1936, more than three months shy of his 18th birthday. Without having spent a single day in the minors, the 17-year-old phenom struck out 15 St. Louis Browns in his first start. Feller finished the season 5-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 76 strikeouts in only 62 innings of work. December 15, 1940 – Hall of Fame outfielder “Sliding Billy” Hamilton dies at the age of 74. Hamilton stole 912 bases and batted .344 over his 14-year career, placing him in the top 10 on the all-time batting list. Hamilton revolutionized the game of baseball, making the head-first slide, the first-to-third advance on a base hit, and the drag bunt staples of the game in the 1890s. He won two batting titles, and his .344 career average is sixth-best all-time. In 1894 he set a record that may never be topped, scoring 192 runs for the Phillies. With Philadelphia, he teamed with Sam Thompson and Ed Delahanty to form one of the greatest outfields of all-time. Despite his record-setting career, Hamilton did not earn entry to the Hall of Fame until 1961 — 21 years after his death and 60 years after he played his final game.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 19:40


      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 Jimmy Wasdell.   Shifted to third base by the Dodgers, Vaughan had an off year in 1942, batting just .277, to finish under .300 for the first time in his career.  However, he rebounded in 1943, batting .305 and leading the National League with 112 runs scored and a career-high 20 stolen bases.   December 12, 1954 – Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente lead the North to victory in the Puerto Rican Winter League's annual All-Star fundraiser. The Sporting News correspondent, Pita Alvarez De La Vega, gives the exuberant young duo's exploits some national exposure: “The league took a break from its pennant battle to stage the annual ‘Three Kings' all-star game at Mayaguez. All proceeds went into a YMCA fund to buy gifts for the island's poor children in keeping with the old Latin tradition of the Three Kings bringing gifts on January 6… The All-Star North team, made up of players from the Santurce and Mayaguez clubs, won the game, 7 to 5. Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente hit home runs for the winners.”   December 12, 1969 — Cleveland trades pitchers Luis Tiant and Stan Williams to the Twins for 3B Graig Nettles, OF Ted Uhlaender, and pitchers Dean Chance and Bob Miller. Tiant posted a 9-20 record with a 3.71 ERA in 1969. However, his strikeout-to-walk ratio completely tanked, leading to suspicions that he was pitching hurt. He pitched very well at the start of the 1970 season. Tiant was 6-0 with a 3.12 ERA by the end of May, which was followed by him going on the disabled list with arm troubles. He came back in early August, but only won one more game the rest of the way, and then gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning in a relief appearance when Minnesota was swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1970 ALCS. Born on December 12, 1950 in Charleston, SC. Gorman Thomas A big, lumberjack-like slugger, Thomas was a premier outfielder until undergoing rotator-cuff surgery in 1984. He was the first player ever picked by the Seattle Pilots in the June 1969 draft. A two-time minor league home run champion, Thomas' frequent strikeouts and low batting average kept him from a steady major league job until 1978. The strikeouts continued (478 from 1978 to 1980), but his homers increased. Thomas led the league in home runs with 45 in 1979 and 39 in 1982. He also drove in 100 runs three times and finished in top 10 for MVP voting twice in four years.   Defensively, Thomas had fine range and never feared the fences. A controversial trade, disastrous for Milwaukee, sent Thomas to Cleveland in 1983 that marked the end of the Brewers as a dominant power in the AL East, Thomas was traded to the Cleveland Indians on June 5, 1983, with pitchers Ernie Camacho and Jamie Easterly, in return for OF Rick Manning and pitcher Rick Waits. Manning was everything Thomas wasn't: a slick defensive center fielder with superficially impressive batting averages but no power. Thomas was all about massive power, low batting averages, and only passable defense, which was in steep decline as he was aging. Thomas had a rough start to his season, and was hitting below .200 with only five homers; he had played poorly in the 1982 Postseason as well, going a combined 4 for 41 with one long ball as the Brewers came within one game of being World Champions. So there was concern that Thomas was done as a player. He turned things around somewhat with the Indians, connecting for 17 homers with a .221 average in 106 games the rest of the way, while Manning and Waits brought little to the table for the Brewers. At Seattle, Thomas made a brilliant comeback in 1985 but became relegated to DH and first base duty and he will retire in 1986, with 268 career home runs. December 12, 1980 – The St. Louis Cardinals send pitchers Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovich, as well as catcher Ted Simmons to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Sixto Lezcano, pitcher Lary Sorensen, and two minor leaguers. The trade will benefit the Brewers; Fingers will win the Cy Young award and MVP award in 1981 and Vuckovich will garner the same honor in 1982. A year later on December 10, 1981, Sixto Lezcano and Garry Templeton were traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the San Diego Padres for Steve Mura and Ozzie Smith. Listen to Baseball Broadcasts - at www.tomsvintagebaseball.com  You can find Matthew Musico on twitter-  @mmusico8 Come celebrate MLB's home run history every single day with me at MLB Daily Dingers, whether it's on my blog, on Twitter, or by repping some gear. 

    Pete Rose - December 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 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 Bob Meusel, and pitcher “Wild Bill” Piercy for the first six weeks of the 1922 season. This will have little impact as the Yankees will make World Series for the second straight year (although they lost to the NY Giants for the second consecutive time). However, Ruth had the worst year of his career posting a 6.4 WAR, and as an everyday player, his 1.106 OPS was his second worst mark of the 20's. He did bounce back in 1923, winning the MVP. He still managed to hit 35 homers with 96 RBI, so it was a pretty good year. What I marvel at is how much of his Baseball Reference page is bolded. Between 1918 and 1931, he wasn't the league leader in home runs just twice. Once was this 1922 season and the other was 1925, when he appeared in just 98 games. On December 5, 1973 — Ron Santo becomes the first player to invoke the new 10 and 5 rule. The Cubs want to trade Santo to the Angels for two pitchers, but he vetoes the deal. The 10-5 rule, which was agreed upon during the 1972 players strike, gives a player with 10 years' service and 5 consecutive years with a team the right to veto a trade. In this case Santo was from the west coast but was comfortable in Chicago and desired to stay in the area. The Cubs honored the new agreement, and he will eventually be traded to the cross-town White Sox. It did not work out well as Bill Melton was the third baseman, and Santo moved around between second and the DH role. He will hang up the cleats in 1974. Ironically on this day in 2011, Santo will finally get his due and be voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame. A long overdue honor for Santo who passed away the previous year. He receives 15 of 16 votes from members of the “Golden Era” Committee. On December 5, 1978 — After sixteen years with the Cincinnati Reds, Pete Rose signs a four-year, $3.2 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Other teams which pursued “Charlie Hustle” include the Mets, Braves, Pirates and the Royals. The deal temporarily makes Rose the highest-paid athlete in team sports. In 5 years with the Phils (1979-1983), Pete will be a 4X All-Star and help the Phillies to 2 NL Pennants including the Phillies first Championship in 1980. He led the league in hits in 1981 with 140 base knocks, and he finished his Phillies career with a slash line of .291/.365/.361. That was a period that covered his age-38 to age-42 seasons. On December 5, 1990, the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays collaborate on an old-fashioned blockbuster trade. San Diego deals Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter to Toronto for Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez. Alomar and Carter will help the Blue Jays to two World Championships. Alomar will become one of baseball's best players during his 6 years, hitting .307 with 206 stolen bases, a .382 OBP and .833 OPS. He will finish in top 10 in the MVP vote 3 times and win 6 Gold Globes. Carter, a premium RBI man, will drive in 100+ runs in 6 of his 7 years in Toronto. Only the strike shortened year stopped him in 1995. He will finish in the top 5 for MVP voting twice and hit one of the most historic homeruns in World Series history off Mitch Williams. Fred McGriff will go on to hit 493 home runs over his career playing for multiple teams. It remains an injustice he is not in Cooperstown. Tony Fernandez will play for 2 seasons in San Diego end up back on Toronto and play on the 1993 World Championship team, playing in all 6 games and driving in 9 runs. On December 5, 1951, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson dies at the age of 62. Jackson, who succumbs to a heart attack, batted .356 over his 13-year career. Jackson had the talent to be the greatest player in history, but he threw it away when he accepted $5,000 to throw the 1919 World Series. As part of the most infamous scandal in sports history, Jackson was banished from baseball following the 1920 season, along with his seven co-conspirators. The controversy over that decision has kept Jackson's name alive long after his death.

    Frank Robinson December 1 Vintage Baseball Rewind

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 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 himself through College playing pool, and despite just 1 at bat, would eventually come to manage the Dodgers from 1954 to 1976.  1928 - The DH narrowly gets voted down by the AL  1948 - George Foster is born and becomes a key cog in the big Red Machine blasting 52 homeruns in 1977. 1956 - Frank Robinson who tied the NK Rookie HR record with 38, wins the NL ROY. Luis Aparicio wins the AL Award. They will be teammates in Cooperstown some 20 odd years later.   1965 - The KC A's get Joe Rudi back from Cleveland. It will be a key trade as he becomes a gold glove outfielder and contributor to the three title teams  Brought to you by - www.tomsvintagebaseball.com 

    Bo Jackson November 30

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 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 are the ones you never make” – BILL VEECK, the Indian owner's observation about a possible deal that wasn't made. Lou Boudreau is selected as the American League Most Valuable Player, becoming the only manager to win a World Series and be named the League MVP in the same season.   Listen to the entire 1948 World Series   Billy Williams wins NL Rookie of the Year.   Randy Johnson signs a four-year deal with Arizona.   Derek Jeter wins Sportsman of the Year Award   https://thisdayinbaseball.com/this-day-in-baseball.../  

    november 5 - Burleigh Grimes

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 10:24


    https//:Tomsvintagebaseball.com 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 name Burleigh Grimes as their new manager. The former Brooklyn spitballer will be replacing Casey Stengel, who was fired last month during the World Series after compiling a 208-251 (.453) record during his four-year tenure. The Dodgers for a short period will be paying 3 managers, Max Carey, Grimes and Stengel. Grimes will last two seasons and win only 131 games and lose 171. Grimes is one of the more interesting players I have researched . . . Burleigh Grimes won twenty games five times, and reached double-digits in wins fourteen consecutive years. He was a hard-nosed battler who used every edge he could to beat his opponents, including memorizing the rule book in case he had to argue a point with the men in blue. Grimes was the last man to throw a legal spitball in the major leagues. Despite shuffling among six of the eight NL teams, he pitched for three teams in the World Series. His greatest moment came in Game Seven of the 1931 World Series when he took a shutout into the 9th inning against the two-time defending A's. He won the game and the Cardinals had their second World Championship. Factoid In 1921, Burleigh Grimes led the National League with 22 wins, but was paid the modest sum of $1,960 by Brooklyn. Post-Season Notes Burleigh Grimes pitched the 1931 World Series with his swollen appendix frozen to numb the pain. After the Series, which the Cardinals won thanks to his 8 2/3 innings in Game Seven, Grimes' appendix was removed. Grimes pitched in 4 World series and was 3-4 in his 9 starts. Factoid In a 1925 game, Burleigh Grimes grounded into two double plays and a triple play in a loss to the Cubs. In his three hitless at-bats, he accounted for seven outs. There is so much more I encourage you to check out his page on this day in baseball and if you are interested in listening to a game he pitched in September 20, 1934, regular season game Detroit Tigers vs Yankees he pitched 2 innings in relief. Check it out on Tomsvintagebaseball.com   TriviaBurleigh Grimes played with nearly every National League Hall of Famer of his era, 36 in total and 8 different teams during his career and He was a teammate of four Hall of Fame first basemen . . . . George Sisler, Bill Terry Jim Bottomley and Lou Gehrig

    November 4 Ernie Banks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 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 star, shot himself to death in Washington police headquarters late today while being questioned on bad check charges. Powell had been picked up at the Union Station the complaint of a local hotel where he had been staying the past three days. After Powell was taken to the check and fraud division of local police headquarters and during the questioning police said he asked permission to leave the room for several minutes. Police said he stepped outside the door pulled out a 25-caliber revolver and shot himself once in the chest and once in the right temple.  With him when he was taken into custody was a woman who identified herself as Josephine Amder, of Deland, Fla. she told police she and Powell had planned to be married during the day, but later changed their plans. But Mrs. Elizabeth Powell, to whom the ballplayer had been married several years, said she was still his wife and as far as she was concerned there had been no separation. On November 4, 1889 — After a formal meeting of representatives from all National League chapters, the Brotherhood issues a “Manifesto” in which it claims that “players have been bought, sold and exchanged as though they were sheep instead of American citizens.” This bold statement constitutes a declaration of war between the Brotherhood and major league officials which will soon explode into the formation of the Players League.   86 years later . . . .   On November 4, 1976 — The first mass-market free agent re-entry draft is held at the New York Plaza Hotel. Among those available are Reggie Jackson, Willie McCovey, Joe Rudi, Don Gullett, Gene Tenace, Nate Colbert, Rollie Fingers, Don Baylor, and Bobby Grich. McCovey and Colbert are the only two players not selected, but McCovey will catch on with the Giants in spring training and have a banner year at his old first base position. Jackson will go onto star for the New York Yankees and win two World Championships. Fingers will have several excellent seasons for the Padres and Brewers including winning an MVP and Cy Young award. Baylor will go to win an MVP award.     On November 4, 1959 — – Ernie Banks wins his second National League MVP Award in a row on the strength of his 45 home runs and 143 RBI for the Chicago Cubs. Eddie Mathews finishes second.   What really made 1959 special for Ernie was his defense, his 3.5 Dwar is the highest of his career, he will be rewarded with a gold glove in 1960, but he was much better in 1959.       Fun fact from 1955 to 1960 his 248 home runs were more than anyone else in the majors, including Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron. His 5 Grand slams in a single season is still tied for the single season record in the NL. And was the MLB record until 1987.   On November 4, 2001, the Arizona Diamondbacks win their first World Series championship. Down a run to the Yankees in the ninth, the D-Backs rally against New York closer Mariano Rivera, winning on a single by Luis Gonzalez, 3-2. Tony Wolmack had tied the game 2 batters earlier, doubling down the right-field line. It was the first time since 1985, two twenty-game winners start Game 7 of the World Series when Yankee right-hander Roger Clemens (20-3) faces Curt Schilling (22-6) of the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona. Sixteen years ago, Bret Saberhagen (20-6) of the Royals squared off against Cardinal hurler John Tudor (21-8) in the Fall Classic finale at Kauffman Stadium.   The four-year-old Diamondbacks, the youngest franchise to win a Fall Classic, end New York's string of three consecutive World Championships. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling share the Series MVP honors. The Arizona pitchers are the first multiple winners since the Los Angeles Dodgers trio of Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager shared the award in the 1981 World Series. Following the 2010 season, a panel of experts at the MLB Network will vote this game the 9th greatest game of the past fifty years. It was the first time since 1985, two twenty-game winners start Game 7 of the World Series when Yankee right-hander Roger Clemens (20-3) faces Curt Schilling (22-6) of the Diamondbacks at Bank One Ballpark in Arizona. Sixteen years ago, Bret Saberhagen (20-6) of the Royals squared off against Cardinal hurler John Tudor (21-8) in the Fall Classic finale at Kauffman Stadium.     Birthday boy Dick Groat Born: November 4, 1930, Wilkinsburg, PA The acknowledged leader of the Pirates, Groat was a good-hitting shortstop with great range. He helped Pittsburgh to the World Series title in 1960, and after being dealt to St. Louis, played for their World Championship team in 1964. At Duke Univeristy, Groat was an All-American baskertball player who spurned offers to make professional basketball his career. In 1960 he was named National League Most Valuable Player, when he won the batting title.   Best Season, 1960 groat staved off challengers to win the batting title with a .325 mark. He excelled at Forbes Field: batting .363 at home and .290 in road games. A singles hitters, Groat had just 32 extra-base hits, one of the lowest marks by an MVP winner, but he was sure-handed in the field, as usual. As he did much of his career, Groat hit well against southpaws: .376 in 178 at-bats. After he slumped in July, Groat responded by hitting .373 in August and .344 in September/October. On September 6, a Lew Burdette pitch broke Groat's wrist, sidelining the shortstop for nearly four weeks. He returned the last weekend of the year and played in the World Series. After his playing career, Banks became the first African-American to manage in the Major Leagues on May 8, 1973, when, as a coach, he took over for ejected manager Whitey Lockman during extra innings of a 3-2 win over the Padres in San Diego  

    November 3 - Koufax and the Cy Young

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 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 multiple winners – Vern Law 60 he went 20-1 and started game 1, 4 and the historic game 7 of the 1960 World Series and went 2-0 you can listen to all three of those games in our community. https://tomsvintagebaseball.com/ Sandy Koufax wins his 3rd, setting the NL record with 382 stakeouts in 1965. You can listen to his starts from 1965, April 22, June 20 and August 10, the 9th inning of his perfect game and for good measure Game 7 of the 1965 World Series on 2 days rest.     https://tomsvintagebaseball.com/ Jim Lonborg 67, 22-9 the leader on the mound for the impossible dream red sox, you can hear his Sept 2, and all three of his world series starts https://tomsvintagebaseball.com/ Bob Gibson 2 70, Gibson posts his career high in wins with 23, you can listen to Gibson in the 68, 64 and 67 World Series, and his no hitter in 1971.   Fergie Jenkins 71. Finally gets his after 2 close calls and you can hear him in the 1971 All Star game. Rollie Fingers 82 and Pete Vuckovich 82 – back to back for the Brewers and they were both acquired by the brewers from the Cardinals in the same trade on December 12, 1980.    And Greg Maddux wins his (2) in a row in 1993, and he will win the next two as well becoming the first pitcher to win 4 in a row. Maddux went 20-10 with a 2.36 ERA All but Law, Lonborg and Vuckovich will end up in Cooperstown https://tomsvintagebaseball.com/ On November 3, 1928 — Voters in Massachusetts approve Sunday baseball in Boston, provided that Braves Field is more than 1,000 feet from a church. This leaves Pennsylvania as the only state with no Sunday baseball in the major leagues. https://tomsvintagebaseball.com/   On November 3, 1987 — Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark McGwire, who hit 49 home runs with 118 RBI, wins the 1987 American League Rookie of the Year Award. McGwire is the second player to win that league's award unanimously. Carlton Fisk of the Boston Red Sox was the first to do it in 1972. McGwire set a rookie record with 49 homers and was the first rookie to lead the majors in homers since Al Rosen in 1950.    On November 3, 1968 — Harry Carey, trying to cross the busy Kings Highway near the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis suffers two broken legs, a broken nose, and a dislocated shoulder when he is knocked 40 feet in the air after being struck by a car at 1:15 AM on an inclement Sunday morning. The popular Cardinals broadcaster, whose hospital room will become party central before he is discharged, will recover in time to be on the air for Opening Day. We have countless games he called, including the game where Richie Allen hit his famous blast over the Coke sign on May 29, 1965. Happy Birthday to Ken Holtzman, Born: November 3, 1945 in St. Louis, MO Holtzman was compared to Sandy Koufax early in his career. Both were left-handed, both were Jewish, and both had devastating curveballs. But that comparison was unfair to Holtzman, who went on to have an excellent career, winning 174 games in 15 seasons. The St. Louis native was involved in three big trades, one sending him from the Cubs to Oakland, one sending him from the A's to Baltimore, and the other shipping him from the Orioles to the Yankees. With the A's he joined Vida Blue and Catfish Hunter in a formidable starting rotation that led Oakland to three straight World Series titles. A crafty left-hander who preferred to induce a groundball rather than a strikeout, Holtzman won 17 or more games six times, and pitched two no-hitters. A clutch performer, Holtzman was 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA in eight World Series starts.     Trivia Answer as you probably already guessed it was one of the guys I mentioned above . . . . Brewers' reliever Rollie Fingers  In 78 innings, he walked just 13 and flashed a 1.04 ERA, the lowest in history for a Cy Young Award winner. He saved 28 and won six, figuring in 55% of Milwaukee's victories in the strike-shortened season. Along with the Cy Young, he will also walk away with the MVP.

    November 2 - HOF Pitcher Signs for $1

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 8:18


    Sponsored by - https://tomsvintagebaseball.com/ 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.  https://thisdayinbaseball.com/steve-carlton-wins-his-first-cy-young-award-after-winning-45-of-his-teams-games/   Jr asks to go closer to home.  https://thisdayinbaseball.com/ken-griffey-jr-who-wants-to-be-nearer-his-family-in-orlando-asks-the-mariners-to-move-him-to-a-team-that-is-closer-to-florida/   Pat Gillick signs on with the Phillies and trades away one of the most popular players on the team.  https://thisdayinbaseball.com/pat-gillick-signs-a-three-year-deal-becoming-the-phillies-general-manager-the-68-year-old-who-has-held-the-same-position-with-the-orioles-blue-jays-and-mariners-has-led-his-teams-to-two-world-s/ The Cubs win after a 108-year drought  https://thisdayinbaseball.com/the-cubs-win-their-first-world-series-title-in-108-years/ Today's Birth boy Bob Feller https://thisdayinbaseball.com/bob-feller-biography/ 

    November 1 - Leadoff and Walk off Homers Vic Power

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 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 takes home first of 3 MVP's  Denny McLain wins his first Cy Young Edgar Renteria joins Yankee Elites Berra, Gehrig and DiMaggio  Vic Power is the first man in the modern era to . . . .  Sponsored by tomsvintagebaseball.com, relive baseball history through the voices of the past with thousands of audio clips of interviews and games.    

    Radio Game Highlights August 17, 1957 Brooklyn vs Pittsburgh

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 21:39


    August 17, 1957 @ Ebbets Field  Brooklyn Dodgers and Sandy Koufax face the Pittsburgh Pirates and Roberto Clemente 

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 5:38


    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 Sox  Listen to Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris against the senators in 1961.  

    November 6 - The Big Train Walter Johnson

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 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 players association.  Let's celebrate Walter Johnson on his birthday - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/walter-johnson-page/ All of Today's amazing events - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/this-day-in-baseball-november-6/ Sam Rice - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/sam-rice-page/ Please help us out and commemorate a page with a dedication - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/donations/donation-form/

    November 5 - Wagner is sold for $262,000

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 10:01


    Todays events that happened on November 5 - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/this-day-in-baseball-november-5/ Lloyd Moseby - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/lloyd-moseby-page/ Honus Wagner - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/honus-wagner-page/ Davey Johnson - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/davey-johnson-page/ Roberto Alomar - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/roberto-alomar-page/ Please help us out and commemorate a page with a dedication - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/donations/donation-form/

    November 4 - The Players are finally free

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 10:21


    November 4 This Day in Baseball history.  Let's celebrate Pete Alexander on his birthday - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/pete-alexander-page/ All of Today's amazing events - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/this-day-in-baseball-november-4/ Reggie Jackson - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/reggie-jackson-biography/ Please help us out and commemorate a page with a dedication - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/donations/donation-form/

    Luke Appling Leads the White Sox against the Philadelphia A's July 29 1936 Full Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 135:26


    July 29, 1936 At Comiskey Park Future Hall of Famer Luke Appling leads the White Sox vs the Philadelphia A's.   

    July 26th - Memorable Moments - Bench, DiMaggio, Ruth, Pumpsie Green

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 5:36


    Read about these events and much more - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/this-day-in-baseball-july-26/   July 26, 1933 The 61-game hitting streak of the San Francisco Seals' 18-year-old rookie, Joe DiMaggio, is stopped by Ed Walsh, Jr. of the Oakland Oaks. Babe Ruth makes his final public appearance on July 26, 1948. Ruth visited the film premiere of "The Babe Ruth Story." and would succumb to throat cancer just three weeks later. July 26, 1962 in New York, pitcher Gene Conley and infielder Pumpsie Green of the Red Sox mysteriously disappear after a 13 - 3 loss to the Yankees. They get off a team bus in traffic to use a rest room but fail to return. Conley decides he wants to fly to Israel, and goes to the airport, but is refused a ticket because he does not have a visa. Conley is perhaps best known for being the only person to win championships in two of the four major American sports, one with the Milwaukee Braves in the 1957 World Series and three Boston Celtics championships from 1959-61. Johnny Bench of the “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds collects his 300th career home run in a 12-3 loss to the New York Mets on July 26th, 1978. In the same game, Cincinnati's Pete Rose, aka “Charlie Hustle”, extends his hitting streak to 39 games. Rose's streak will eventually reach 44 games - a new National League record which would attract massive interest nationwide. The Hall of Fame expands by three members on July 26th, 1987. Jim “Catfish” Hunter, Billy Williams, and Ray Dandridge are honored in Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown. Hunter played on five world champions and was called “Catfish” by Oakland owner Charles O. Finley for no other reason than Finley thought his new pitcher needed a flashy nickname. July 26, 1991 Montreal's Mark Gardner pitches a no-hitter for nine innings against the Dodgers before Lenny Harris beats out an infield single in the 10th. The Dodgers would get two more hits, including an RBI single by Darryl Strawberry, to plate the only run of the contest. After a 2-out walk in the 1st to Eddie Murray, Gardner retires 19 in a row. The Expos manage only two hits themselves against the combined efforts of Orel Hershiser, Kevin Gross, and Jay Howell. Gardner is the 11th pitcher to lose a no-hitter after nine innings and the first pitcher to hurl nine no-hit innings against the Dodgers since Johnny Vander Meer, in 1938.  

    July 8, 1935 All Star Game Full Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 167:07


    On July 8, 1935 — The American League continues its All-Star Game reign, winning the third event, at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, 4 – 1. Jimmie Foxx is the hitting star with a homer and three RBI. The rule that no pitcher can throw more than three innings unless the game goes into extra innings will be instituted after Yankee Lefty Gomez pitches six outstanding innings in the Mid-Summer Classic. TS6GEpaivRCOusPW5NN1 Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1935 | 1935 All Star Game | Jimmie Foxx | July 8 | Lefty Gomez | Municipal Stadium

    Sandy Koufax takes on the New York Mets June 30, 1962 At LA (partial)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 12:56


    On June 30, 1962 With the aid of 13 strikeouts and a Frank Howard home run, Sandy Koufax no-hits Bob Miller and the Mets, 5 – 0 in Los Angeles. Sandy starts off the game by fanning the side on nine pitches in the 1st inning, the first National League pitcher to strike out the side on nine pitches since Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance, in 1924. It will be the first of four career no-hitters thrown by Koufax.  

    Final Game at Forbes Field - Full Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 146:41


    On June 28, 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates play their final two games at venerable Forbes Field, which opened its doors in 1909. A crowd of over 40,000 watches the Bucs sweep the Chicago Cubs, 3-2 and 4-1. The Pirates pull even with the Mets with the twin bill sweep. Al Oliver hits the final home run in the ballpark's history.   Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1970 | Al Oliver | Chicago Cubs | Forbes Field | June 28 | Pittsburgh Pirates

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 151:03


    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 8th. Baily's 8th inning home run gave the Expos a 6-2 lead. The Expos will lose 7-6 to the Chicago Cubs on a Walk-off homerun by Jim Hickman. Bailey goes 4-4 with 5 RBI's, in the nightcap he goes 2-2. Bailey repeats the feat 2 days later in a 4-1 win against the St Louis Cardinals taking Dave Giusti twice. Game Audio provided by Classic Baseball Classics, check out there youtube channel.  Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1969 | Bob Bailey | chicago colts | Dave Giusti | Jim Hickman | June 22 | Montreal Expos | Phil Regan | St Louis Cardinals | Ted Abernathy | Wrigley Field

    Fathers Day June 21, 1964 New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies & Jim Bunning

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 142:29


    On June 21, 1964 On Father's Day at Shea Stadium, Jim Bunning fans 10, drives in two runs, and pitches the first perfect game (excluding Don Larsen's 1956 World Series effort and Harvey Haddix's 1959 extra-inning loss) since Charlie Robertson's on April 30, 1922. Philadelphia beats the Mets, 6 – 0. Bunning also becomes the first pitcher to win no-hitters in both leagues, and Gus Triandos becomes the first catcher to catch a no-hitter in each league. Bunning throws just 90 pitches in winning his second no-hitter. The next time Bunning faces the Mets he will shut them out. The Mets don't fare much better in the nitecap as 18-year-old rookie Rick Wise wins his first game and gives up just three hits for an 8 – 2 win. The Phils increase their National League lead to two games over the Giants.

    Juan Marichal (San Francisco Giants) vs Bob Gibson (St Louis Cardinals) June 8, 1962 Complete Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 157:55


    On Friday night on June 8, 1962, At Busch Stadium future Hall of Famers, Juan Marichal (7-4) faces off against Bob Gibson (6-4).  the Giants come in 40-17 and the Cardinals a less robust 27-24. The game features additional Hall of Famers -  Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Stan Musial and Orlando Cepeda.     

    1960 06 03 New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Complete Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 110:00


    June 3 1960 Boston Red Sox face New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Bob Turley squares off against Sox starter Jerry Casale. Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle appear in today's game. The Red Sox come in 9 games under 500, the Yankees at playing dead even 500.

    Game 2 1964 Kansas City A's vs New York Yankees Full Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 138:25


    This podcast is brought to you by Franchising Connection. If you are in a career transition and are interested in exploring Franchising contact them: www.franchisingconnection.com  May 30, 1964 At Yankee Stadium   

    Dodgers-vs-Pirates-Memorial-Day-1957

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 127:59


    This podcast is brought to you by Franchising Connection. If you are in a career transition and are interested in exploring Franchising contact them: www.franchisingconnection.com  May 30, 1957, At Forbes Field on Memorial Day the Brooklyn Dodgers face the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Game features hall of Famers Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella, Roberto Clemente, and Bill Mazeroski. The game is started by Sal Maglie and Vern Law.  Vin Scully Broadcasts the game. This broadcast was provided by Classic Baseball Broadcasts.  Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1957 | Brooklyn Dodgers | Clem Labine | Duke Snider | Forbes Field | May 30 | Pittsburgh Pirates | Roberto Clemente | Sal Maglie  

    Harvey Haddix Almost Perfect

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 23:42


    This podcast is brought to you by Franchising Connection. If you are in a career transition and are interested in exploring Franchising contact them: www.franchisingconnection.com  Today we explore May 26th and May 27th when Harvey Haddix pitches 12 brilliant innings only to lose it in the 13th.  What future famous owner was at the game? Bud Selig.  The music is brought to you by, The Baseball Project. https://music.apple.com/us/album/vol-1-frozen-ropes-and-dying-quails/284707334 The Haddix interview was found on SABR: Become a member to support their cause researching baseball history. https://sabr.org/latest/new-sabr-oral-history-collection-website-launches/ Players involved in today's events: Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1959 | Felix Mantilla | Hank Aaron | Harvey Haddix | Joe Adcock | May 26 | Milwaukee Braves | Pittsburgh Pirates

    Don Nottebart throws the first no-hitter in Houston History

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 3:39


    This episode is sponsored by - www.franchisingconnection.com On May 17, 1963 — At Colt Stadium, Don Nottebart throws the first no-hitter in franchise history when the Houston Colt .45’s beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-1. Nottebart fans eight and walks three. Carl Warwick and Howie Goss homer to supply Houston its runs. Al Spangler snares Wes Covington’s fly on the run for the final out. It is just the third Colts win in 24 tries against their early nemesis. The no-no comes in the 197th game since the team’s inception last season. Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1963 | Colt Stadium | Don Nottebart | Houston Colt 45's | May 17 | Philadelphia Phillies

    Warren Spahn Faces Bob Gibson May 11 1965 Full Game Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 167:23


    On May 11 1965 At Shea Stadium 24,000 fans enjoyed two future Hall of Famers duel in a classic game.  Here is the Full Radio Broadcast brought to you by Franchising connection.com. If you or someone you know is going through c career transition and is considering business ownership talk to franchising connections. www.franchisingconnection.com  1965 | Bob Gibson | Lou Brock | May 11 | New York Mets | Shea Stadium | St Louis Cardinals | Warren Spahn

    Charlie Lea pitches first No Hitter at Olympic Stadium

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 7:21


    Today Classic Moment is brought to you by www.franchisinghelp.com if your career is in transition talk to the Experts and see if they can help.  On May 10, 1981, Montreal Expos right-hander Charlie Lea pitches the first no-hitter in the history of Olympic Stadium. Lea, the first French-born pitcher to hurl a no-hitter, strikes out eight batters and walks four in the second game of a doubleheader, as the Expos beat the San Francisco Giants, 4-0. In 2010 Lea was asked what he remembered about the final out of the game, it ended with a fly ball of the bat of Giants first baseman Enos Cabell. Lea said “It was a slider a little bit away from him,”  he went onto say, ” I don’t know if it was up or down but he hit it off the end, a little lazy fly ball to center. Dawson really didn’t have to move out of his tracks. Andre was a fairly emotionless guy. When he caught it and and immediately threw his arms in the air and started jumping up and down, me seeing his emotion, it was something special.” Only three pitchers tossed no-hitters for the Montreal Expos franchise, Bill Stoneman did it twice in 1969 and 1972, and Dennis Martinez pitched a perfect game in 1991. Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1981 | Andre Dawson | Bill Stoneman | Charlie Lea | Dennis Martinez | Enos Cabell | May 10 | Montreal Expos | Olympic Stadium | San Francisco Giants

    May 9 1947 Jackie Robinson and Ben Champman Photo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2021 19:03


    Todays classic moment is brought to you by www. franchsingconnection.com, if you are going through a career transition please visit them for help!   On May 9, 1947 — Philadelphia manager Ben Chapman, who admits he had been ‘kinda loud’ in leading his team in verbally abusing Jackie Robinson with racial slurs during yesterday’s game, sends word to the Brooklyn clubhouse that he would like to make amends by posing with the Dodger first baseman for the newspaper photographers. The orchestrated gesture, which Robinson agrees to, admitting later that is one of the hardest things he ever had to make himself do, is prompted by the bad press created by the Phillies manager’s intolerance and the wrath of Commissioner Chandler. Robinson collects 2 hits in the 6-5 loss to Philadelphia.  You can find the interview @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCr0RAzf8ds on the pianopappy channel.  Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1947 | Branch Rickey | Brooklyn Dodgers | Connie Mack Stadium | Jackie Robinson | May 9 | Ben Chapman | Brooklyn Dodgers | Happy Chandler | Jackie Robinson | May 9

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 15:05


    Today's broadcast is sponsored by - www.franchisingconnection.com If your career is in transition they would love to help.  On May 8, 1968, Catfish Hunter of the Oakland A’s pitches a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins. Hunter’s perfect game is the first in the American League during the regular season in 46 years, when White Sox right-hander Charlie Robertson, who accomplished the feat against Detroit in 1922. Don Larsen had pitched a perfect game in the 1956 World Series. He strikes out 11, including Harmon Killebrew three times, and drives in three of the A’s four runs, the other coming on a two-out, bases-loaded walk to 1B Danny Cater in the 8th inning. Only 6,298 fans are in attendance. 1968 | Catfish Hunter | Danny Cater | Harmon Killebrew | May 8 | Minnesota Twins | Oakland A's

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 176:27


    Today's memory is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.  The Giants come in with Jack Sanford (4-1) on the mound sporting a 15-9 record vs the Amazing New York Mets at 8-14, with Galen cisco on the hill. The Game was the first of two and the Giants featured a Hall of Fame Middle of the order with Mays, Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey. The Mets featured Duke Snider in the 4 hole. Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1963 | Jack Sanford | May 5 | New York Mets | Orlando Cepeda | Polo Grounds | San Francisco Giants | Willie Mays | Willie McCovey

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

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 5:52


    Todays memory is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.  On May 4, 1975, At 12:32pm at Candlestick Park, Bob Watson of the Houston Astros scores the one millionth run in major league history. Watson scores the run on Milt May’s three-run homer, as part of the Astros’ 8-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants in the first game of a doubleheader. He scored seconds ahead of Dave Concepción of the Cincinnati Reds, playing in a different game in another city, to earn the distinction.   Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1975 | Bob Watson | Candlestick Park | Dave Concepcion | Houston Astros | May 4 | Milt May | San Francisco Giants

    Willie Mays hits 4 homeruns at County Stadium

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 9:25


    Todays memory is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.   Today’s classic moment features the San Francisco giants and the Milwaukee Braves on April 30 1961.   The Say Hey Kid Willie Mays ties the Major League Record of 4 Homeruns in a Single Game at County Stadium. Special note –  I am going to play the news reel and some game audio of his 4 homeruns and then have Mays himself talk a little about his amazing career. today's game, it is brought to you www.thisdayinbaseball.com. This day in baseball has thousands of classic moments in baseball history. Pick a day, season, player and you will see countless memories and moments. Learn More about the teams, players, ball parks and events that happened on this date in history just click the tags! 1961 | April 30 | County Stadium (NL) | Milwuakee Braves | San Francisco Giants | Willie Mays    

    Dodgers at Mets Radio Broadcast April 1963 Snider & Hodges face their old team

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 164:58


    Todays game is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.   Today’s classic game features the  Los Angeles Dodgers sporting a 10-10 record - at the (7-11) New York Mets from the Polo Grounds in New York on April 19 1963.   Today’s starters are Bob Miller for the Dodgers coming in 1-1 and Roger Craig for the Mets who is at 1-2. Special note –  the expansion Mets have had a home coming featuring Charlie Neal, Norm Sherry, Gil Hodges and Duke Snider all former Dodgers with everyone except Sherry playing in Brooklyn. This game is played at night in front of 23,494 fans. I hope you enjoy todays game, it is brought to you from the Internet Achieves Classic Radio Broadcasts and www.thisdayinbaseball.com. This day in baseball has thousands of classic moments in baseball history. Pick a day, season, player and you will see countless memories and moments.

    Detroit Tigers Take on New York Yankees April 28 1968

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    Full Radio Broadcast of the Detriot Tigers and New York Yankees. The Game features future Hall of Famer Al Kaline.   

    Ken Johnson pitches a no-hitter for Houston Full Radio Broadcast April 23 1964

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2021 120:02


    Today's game is brought to you by - www.FranchisingConnection.com , book a free consultation today to see if they can help you find the perfect business.    On April 23, 1964, At Colt Stadium Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s becomes the first major leaguer to hurl a nine-inning no-hitter and lose the game. The knuckleballing right-hander goes down to defeat, 1-0. Johnson throws widely on Pete Rose’s bunt attempt, and Rose was allowed to take second base and after a ground out, Second baseman Nellie Fox, usually a reliable defensive player, commits a critical run-scoring error on Vada Pinson’s groundball. Joe Nuxhall, did his part for the Reds, he came out for the bottom of the ninth, and got the first two outs quickly. Pete Runnels grounded the first for what should have been the third out, but Deron Johnson misplayed the ball. Houston was unable to take advantage of that second life, however, as Nuxhall struck out John Weekly to end the game. 1964 | April 23 | Cincinnati Reds | Colt Stadium | Houston Colt 45's | Joe Nuxhall | Ken Johnson | Nellie Fox | Pete Rose | Vada Pinson

    Full Radio Broadcast Baltimore @ New York Yankees

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2021 165:20


    Baltimore Orioles take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. 

    TONY CONIGLIARO MAKES HIS DEBUT

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 149:21


    April 16, 1964 Tony Conigliaro makes his debut against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox win 4-3, in extra innings and Tony C goes 1-5 in his debut.

    World Series Game 2 San Francisco vs New York Yankees October 5 1962

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 148:48


    On October 5, 1962 – World Series Game 2 The San Francisco Giants scored two runs in Game 2, in the first when Chuck Hiller hit a leadoff double off Ralph Terry and scored on two ground outs, then in the seventh when Willie McCovey smashed a tremendous home run over the right-field fence to boost 24-game winner Jack Sanford to a 2–0 shutout of the Yankees, who managed only three hits.

    Giants and Dodgers play 165th game of season to decide to Pennant

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 165:36


    On October 3, 1962 -- At Dodger Stadium, the Giants beat Los Angeles, 6-4, to take the rubber game of the best-of-three National League playoffs, clinching the National League pennant. LA shortstop Maury Wills sets a major league record for the most games played in a season, appearing in all of his team's 165 games.  https://www.thisdayinbaseball.com​ Events on this date - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/this-da...​ Events that happened in 1962 - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/major-l...​ Team Events - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/categor...​ Ball Park Events Active Ball Parks - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/categor...​ Past Ball Parks - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/categor...​ Hall of Famers in today's game - https://thisdayinbaseball.com/categor...​ Check out the Daily Rewind Podcast https://www.thisdayinbaseball.com​ Audio brought to you by - https://archive.org/details/classicml...​ Listen to Our Podcast about great baseball stories - http://thisdayinbaseball.libsyn.com​ Join us on our other Networks - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_thisdayinb...​ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thisdayinbas...​ Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/thisdaybase...​ Websites - Unique Memorabilia - https://www.thisdayinbaseball.com​ Thousands of Events @ https://www.thisdayinbaseball.com​ Our Most Popular Videos – Baseballs Greatest Stories - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

    Bob Turley & Mickey Mantle top Kansas City A's Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 162:29


    June 28 1960 - Bob Cerv delivers a check swing double to break a tie in the 8th keeping the Yankees in First Place over the Orioles.  Mantle hits his 17th homerun of the season. Bob Turley picks up his 10th win

    Yankees set the Homerun Record vs Red Sox Radio Broadcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 153:23


    On September 30, 1960 - The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6 - 5, and set a new American League record for homers with 192. Tony Kubek and Jesse Gonder hit the homers today as the Bombers win their 13th straight.

    Nolan Ryan pitches the Mets to the World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 159:20


    October 6, 1969 In what would be his last-ever postseason appearance, Hank Aaron put the Braves up 2–0 in the first inning with a two-run home run, his third of the series, off of Gary Gentry. Once again, the downfall of the Braves was their inability to stave off the hot Met hitters. Tommie Agee homered in the third, and Ken Boswell hit a two-run home run in the fourth to put the Mets on top 3–2 off of starter Pat Jarvis. Orlando Cepeda gave Braves fans a glimmer of hope by hitting a two-run home run off Nolan Ryan in the fifth after a two-out walk to put the Braves back on top, 4–3. But, in the bottom of the inning Ryan singled with one out and Wayne Garrett then homered to give the Mets a 5–4 lead, which they would not lose. Cleon Jones's double knocked Jarvis out of the game. Boswell added an RBI single off of George Stone, and next inning, Jerry Grote hit a leadoff double off of Stone and Agee singled him home off of Cecil Upshaw. Ryan pitched seven innings in relief of Gentry for the win as the Mets advanced to their first World Series.

    Ted Williams hits 3 run walk off homerun - 1941 All Star Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2021 152:15


    On July 8, 1941, at Briggs Stadium, Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams, hitting .405 at the break, hits a dramatic two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, off Chicago Cubs P Claude Passeau giving the American League a 7-5 win in the All-Star Game. Williams's 4 RBI are matched by National League SS Arky Vaughan, who hits homers in the 7th and 8th. The “Splendid Splinter’s” dramatic drive on a 1-1 came off a Passeau, his blast off the right-field press box makes the Briggs Stadium game was the first Midsummer Classic decided in the final inning. Joe Gordon and Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees on base.   Audio provided by - Classic Radio Broadcast Internet Archieve 

    Warren Spahn beats Mets on 3 Hitter, Aaron, Mathews and Hodges homer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 164:54


    On May 18, 1962, At County Stadium Future Hall of Famer Warren Spahn beats the Mets on a 3 hitter. Hank Aaron, Mack Jones, and Eddie Mathews homer for the Braves. Gil Hodges knocks one out for the Mets. Mathews makes his debut at first base, Af­ter 14 years in organized baseball, Milwaukee’s strong man Eddie Mathews had a case of the jitters. The shift from his regular spot at third to first base shook his normally steel-like nerves. “I was scared stiff out there,” the 30-year-old slugger admitted with a grin af­ter his debut as a first baseman Friday night in the Braves’ 5-2 victory over the New York Mets. "I was really nervous out there ' and kept thinking about all the things I didn't know about playing first," Mathews said. "I never felt that way in a game before but then I never had played first.

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