2019 Summer of ’68

May 22, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author, Tim Wendel about his book, Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever.

From the beginning, ’68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later followed by rioting at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. But even as tensions boiled over and violence spilled into the streets, something remarkable was happening in major league ballparks across the country. Pitchers were dominating like never before, and with records falling and shut-outs mounting, many began hailing ’68 as “The Year of the Pitcher.”

Meanwhile in Detroit—which had burned just the summer before during one of the worst riots in American history—’68 instead found the city rallying together behind a colorful Tigers team led by Denny McLain, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton, and Al Kaline. The Tigers would finish atop the American League, setting themselves on a highly anticipated collision course with Bob Gibson’s Cardinals.

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2019 Baltimore Orioles

May 19, 2019 by  
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We’re in the Charm City enjoying the Inner Harbor as the O’s struggle and the City deals with a ransomware attack.  Our PhD Committee conducts its quarter season review as we ponder the remaining 75% of the season.

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Ten Innings at Wrigley

May 15, 2019 by  
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May 17, 1979.  Ten Innings at Wrigley is Kevin Cook’s vivid account of a game that could only have happened at this ballpark, in this era, with this colorful cast of heroes and heels.  Ed Kasputis interviews Kevin about his newly released book.

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2019 Colorado Rockies

May 12, 2019 by  
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Will the Rockies continue to underachieve or will they bounce back and be a playoff team again?  Ed interviews Paul Sullivan from Locked on MLB podcast about this year’s Rockies and Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about his Magnificent Sports Road Trip.

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2019 Minicast – Last Great Scout

May 8, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Dan Austin about his book, Baseball’s Last Great Scout: The Life of Hugh Alexander.

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2019 Chicago White Sox

May 4, 2019 by  
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Chicago, Chicago… Let’s enjoy America’s 2nd City as we talk about the White Sox and Ed Kasputis interviews Jacob Pomrenke from SABR about SABR’s current research project, Eight Myths Out.

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2019 Luckiest Man

May 1, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Jonathan Eig about his best selling book – Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig.

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2019 Los Angeles Angels

April 28, 2019 by  
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Could the Angels move to Long Beach?  What’s the Angels’ plan now that Mike Trout has been signed?  Ed Kasputis interviews Jeff Joiner from halosheaven.com about the Angels and their future.

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2019 Ed Kasputis PhD Ceremony

April 24, 2019 by  
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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.

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2019 Houston Astros

April 21, 2019 by  
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Can the Houston Astros win over 100 games for the third year in a row?  Ed Kasputis interviews William Metzger from crawfishboxes.com about this year’s Astros and how they add value to their pitching staff.

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