2019 Roberto Clemente Podcast

December 26, 2019 by  
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Our PhD Committee remembers Roberto Clemente on the 46th Anniversary of his death.  Ed Kasputis and Dave Matejczyk interview Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss about Clemente.

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2012 Christmas Podcast Re-broadcast

December 5, 2019 by  
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Merry Christmas.  In this podcast, Ed, Farley & Dave share their knowledge about computer tablets and wide screen tv’s.  Our PhD Committee interviews Baseball Bob about hot stove league trades and free agency acquisitions.  Ed interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about designing the “biggest bang for your buck” baseball road trip for 2013.  Our podcast concludes as we prepare for our December 31st podcast tribute to Roberto Clemente.

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2011 Christmas Podcast

December 4, 2019 by  
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Merry Christmas with our first Christmas podcast.  Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor tells us about the top 5 international baseball places to see.  Baseball Bob talks about Christmas in Anaheim (Go Pujols!) and Chris Niccolls from thecameratore.com compares the Nikon V1 against the Sony NEX-7 so we can determine the best baseball camera for 2012.  The podcast concludes as we remember Christmas night, 1776.

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2019 Minicast – High Heat

October 16, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author, Tim Wendel about his book, High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time.

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2019 Margaret Mitchell minicast

August 7, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Joanna Arietta about Atlanta’s famous, Margaret Mitchell.

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2019 Minicast – James “Deacon” White

July 17, 2019 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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2019 Minicast – Watching Baseball Smarter

June 26, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews baseball writer and author, Zack Hample about his book, Watching Baseball Smarter.

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2019 Minicast – Pluto on Weaver

June 12, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto about Earl Weaver.

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2019 Minicast – Jews & America’s Game

June 6, 2019 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Larry Ruttman about his book, American Jews & America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball.

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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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