2018 Minicast – Banzai Babe Ruth

December 12, 2018 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Robert K. Fitts about his book, Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan.

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Bush & The Babe

December 9, 2018 by  
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On June 5, 1948, Babe Ruth met future President George H.W. Bush on the ball fields of Yale.  We remember and honor the legacy of both of these great Americans who have impacted our lives, our culture and our country.  Our podcast concludes as Ed Kasputis interviews author, Jerry Amernic on his book, Babe Ruth – A Superstar’s Legacy.

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2018 Minicast – Michael Zagaris

December 5, 2018 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews photography icon, Michael Zagaris who is the official photographer to both the Oakland A’s and San Francisco 49ers.

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2018 The Famous San Diego Chicken Re-broadcast

December 2, 2018 by  
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On March 22, 2011, Ed Kasputis interviewed Ted Giannoulas aka The Famous San Diego Chicken.  This interview was originally scheduled to be released during our San Diego Padres podcast (Episode 49) but it was so good that we produced this special edition podcast.  The Famous San Diego Chicken is the Babe Ruth of sports mascots.  During this 39 minute interview, you’ll better understand how the genius of Ted Giannoulas has forever changed our ball park experience.

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2018 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

November 28, 2018 by  
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Holy Cow!

We conclude our 6 podcast series on baseball’s greatest sportscasters with Harry Caray (1914 – 1998).  Caray broadcast Major League Baseball for 53 years. Ed, Farley & Mark review the 2006 PBS documentary, Kokoyakyu – High School Baseball.  Then it’s time for baseball’s greatest showman.  Ed interviews author and former presidential speech writer, Curt Smith about Caray and his legacy.  We then listen as Caray sings Take Me Out to the Ballgame during the first night game at Wrigley FieldAugust 8, 1988.

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2018 Jack Buck Re-broadcast

November 25, 2018 by  
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Jack Buck (1924 – 2002) called 11 World Series, 4 Major League All-Star games and 18 Super Bowls.  Ed, Farley and Mark review Buck‘s career and make their Super Bowl predictions in his honor.  Ed interviews author Curt Smith about Buck and Marty Allen shares his worst day in radio.

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2018 Red Barber Re-broadcast

November 22, 2018 by  
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Barber hired Vin Scully

We honor one of the greatest baseball sportscasters of all time – Red Barber.  We explore his life and influence.  Ed interviews and thanks Dale Mugford from Brave New Code for our new mobile web site.  Ed then interviews author, speech writer and professor, Curt Smith.  Our podcast concludes as we remember the Ol’ Redhead and prepare for our next podcast – Jack Buck and “That’s a Winner.”

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2018 Mel Allen Re-broadcast

November 18, 2018 by  
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Mordecai Israel was his name

Mel Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up to become the “Voice of the Yankees“.  Our PhD Committee relives his great life with the help of authors, Stephen BorelliStanley Cohen and Rob Edelman. Our podcast also talks about Cliff Lee returning to the Phillies and notable baseball deaths for 2010.  Then it’s time for At the Mixer with Marty Allen (no relation to Mel).

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2018 Ernie Harwell Re-broadcast

November 14, 2018 by  
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This podcast features baseball sportscaster great, Ernie Harwell.  Our PhD Committee first reviews Major League Baseball’s playoff expansion idea of adding an additional wild card team in each league and then shifts into analyzing who is listening to our podcasts.  Then it’s time for Harwell.  Hear Harwell’s moving 1955 poem – The Definition of Baseball, then hear Harwell’s account of baseball’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World.  Ed Kasputis then interviews baseball author, Irwin J. Cohen about his friend, Ernie Harwell. The podcast concludes with At the Mixer with Marty Allen as Marty relives his most memorable day in radio – Sunday, October 26, 1997 as our PhD Committee gets ready for our next podcast featuring sportscaster great, Mel Allen.

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2018 Vin Scully Re-broadcast

November 11, 2018 by  
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Greatest Baseball Sportscaster of All Time

Our PhD Committee honors Vin Scully as the greatest baseball sportscaster of all time.  We also remember Seattle’s Hall of Fame baseball sportscaster, Dave Niehaus who passed away on November 10, 2010.  Ed, Farley and Mark then explore the life of Scully and listen to some of his greatest clips.  Ed then interviews Dodger faithful and English Professor, Frank Ardolino about Scully.  We then travel back in time and hear Scully’s words of wisdom during his commencement address at Pepperdine University in 2008. Ed and Farley then interview Cleveland radio great, Marty Allen in the first of a six part series of At the Mixer with Marty Allen.

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