2018 Minicast – What So Proudly We Hailed

February 14, 2018 by  
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Over 200 years ago, Francis Scott Key penned the words for our National Anthem as he watched the Battle of Baltimore from a British Navy ship.  Ed Kasputis interviews author, Marc Leepson about his newly completed biography, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.

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Seoul Train

February 4, 2018 by  
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As we wait for pitchers and catchers to report, we focus on the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea as we say good bye to Ed Kasputis and Dave Matejczyk as they prepare to leave for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games.

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2018 The Grind

January 31, 2018 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author and national baseball writer at the Washington Post, Barry Svrluga about his newly released book, The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season.

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2017 Roberto Clemente Podcast

December 27, 2017 by  
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Our PhD Committee remembers Roberto Clemente on the 40th Anniversary of his death.  Ed Kasputis and Dave Matejczyk interview Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss about Clemente.

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2017 Minicast – The Great Eight

December 20, 2017 by  
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Let’s go back to 1975 and remember The Great Eight from the Big Red Machine as Ed Kasputis interviews baseball researcher and editor, Mark Armour.

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2017 Game 6 Road Trip Re-broadcast

September 6, 2017 by  
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Let’s remember one of the greatest World Series games of all time – Game 6 of the the 2011 World Series.

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2017 Minicast – James “Deacon” White

August 23, 2017 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews baseball researcher, James D. Smith III about the barehanded catcher, James “Deacon” White (1847-1939) who will be the only player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 28, 2013.

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2017 Re-broadcast – Episode 100

July 19, 2017 by  
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Welcome to Episode 100 from the 100th floor of the Empire State Building!  It’s been 703 days since our first podcast from Cleveland.  Our PhD Committee goes down memory lane as we remember our last 100 podcasts and get ready for our next 100.  Let’s continue to get our PhD in life through baseball.

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2017 Minicast – Exporing Toronto

June 22, 2017 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Justine Palinska from Tourism Toronto about the city she loves.

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2017 Summer of ’68

June 7, 2017 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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