2019 Hot Springs, Arkansas

February 20, 2019 by  
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Season 10 will begin in a few days as our PhD Committee learns about baseball’s first spring training venue, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ed Kasputis interviews baseball historian, Bill Jenkinson about Hot Springs and the most important spring training home run of all time.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas

March 6, 2016 by  
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Episode 333 - Hot Springs, Arkansas

Season 7 has begun as our PhD Committee learns about baseball’s first spring training venue, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Ed Kasputis interviews baseball historian, Bill Jenkinson about Hot Springs and the most important spring training home run of all time.

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2011 Chicago Cubs

May 12, 2011 by  
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We’re at Wrigley Field talking about those lovable Cubs.  Farley’s happy and the Windy City is great until Ed interviews Sean Deveney, author of The Original Curse.  Deveney breaks the news that the 1918 Cubs taught the 1919 Black Sox how to throw a World Series.  Say it ain’t so Farley, say it ain’t so.  After the podcast, we hit the Red Line and head to the south side of Chicago in search of Chicago’s other baseball team and bad bad Leroy Brown.

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Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

May 10, 2011 by  
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1918 World Series: Cubs vs. Red Sox

This week is Cubs’ week with our podcast featuring the Chicago Cubs being released on Friday, May 13th. Did the 1918 Cubs teach the 1919 Black Sox how to throw a World Series?  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Sean Deveney about his book, The Original Curse in the first of a two part interview spanning two podcasts.

The 1918 Major League season was like no other.  America had entered World War I.  The U.S. Government had passed a work or fight law.  Major League Baseball started its season not knowing if the U.S. Government would shut it down at any time.  Players were getting drafted and leaving for military service during the season.  Deveney paints a wonderful word picture on what our country was going through and sets the stage for the 1918 World Series.

The Original Curse really taught me many things that I did not know,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “This book is the perfect Baseball PhD book.  You’ll learn a lot about baseball but more importantly you’ll learn a lot about our country’s history.  Deveney’s web site for this book is also a thinking man’s treasure.”

1918 Pandemic

National World War I Museum in Kansas City

Chicago Cubs Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Chicago Cubs Podcast

Past Posts about the Chicago Cubs

Cactus League 2011

Harry Caray – His Best Calls

Harry Caray on Crackerjacks

I’m a Cubs Fan and a Bud Man

Wrigley Field Tour

Jonathan Eig – Get Capone

A League of their Own