2016 Minicast – Summer of ’68

July 20, 2016 by  
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Episode 181 - Summer of '68

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 McLainMickey LolichWillie 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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2016 Detroit Tigers

May 8, 2016 by  
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Episode 343 - Detroit Tigers

We’re in the Motor City as Paul Sullivan from Sully Baseball talks about the Tigers and Deanna Majchrzak from visitdetroit.com teaches us about things to do in Detroit.  Go Tigers!

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2016 Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 16

February 11, 2016 by  
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Episode 168 - 100 Places to See, Part 16

We’re off to see a chophouse owned by a clipper, a museum about a Georgia peach and desert ballpark that we’ll long remember.

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2016 Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 14

February 7, 2016 by  
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Episode 166 - 100 Places to See, Part 14

Happy Black Friday as we travel the baseball world for another segment of 100 Places to See.  Let’s head to the Motor City, remember the Boston Pilgrims, explore San Francisco for great food and finish at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to see a great sports museum.

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2016 Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 11

January 31, 2016 by  
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Episode 148 - 100 Places to See, Part 11

In this minicast, our PhD Committee explores 3 great baseball places.  First we’re off to San Diego to see baseball’s most scenic ballpark, then we’re off to Tiger Stadium and finish the minicast at McCovey’s restaurant in Walnut CreekCalifornia.

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2015 Detroit Tigers

September 27, 2015 by  
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Episode 325 - Detroit Tigers

The Tigers are in last and the season has gone fast.  Ed Kasputis interviews Margaret Wyzlic from visitannarbor.org and Joe Connor aka Mr. Sports Travel.  Our PhD Committee remembers the unforgettable baseball treasure, Yogi Berra.

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2014 Minicast – The Summer of ’68

May 19, 2014 by  
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Episode 181 - Summer of '68

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 McLainMickey LolichWillie 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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2013 League Championship Series

October 10, 2013 by  
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Episode 228 - League Championship Series

Cardinals, Dodgers & Red Sox are in.  Our PhD Committee will wait on who will prevail in Oakland tonight.  It’s time to focus on the League Championship Series.  Ed Kasputis congratulates and interviews our 2013 predictions champ, Professor Bruce Bukiet.

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Minicast – Summer of ’68

March 18, 2013 by  
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Episode 181 - Summer of '68

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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2013 Detroit Tigers

March 14, 2013 by  
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Episode 180 - Detroit Tigers

We’re in Motown honoring the American League Champs.  Are they the team to beat in 2013?  Ed interviews Kevin Vela from detroittigersweblog.com and Dave shares his recent Cactus League and World Baseball Classic experiences from Phoenix.  The podcast concludes as our PhD Committee heads to the Gateway to the WestSt. Louis.

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