2013 Minicast – Get Capone

April 22, 2013 by  
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Episode 130 - Get Capone

Ed Kasputis and Farley Dillinger interview author, Jonathan Eig about his book, Get Capone.

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Minicast – Get Capone

May 14, 2012 by  
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Ed Kasputis and Farley Dillinger interview author, Jonathan Eig about his book, Get Capone.

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Did the Cubs throw the 1918 World Series?

May 10, 2011 by  
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1918 World Series: Cubs vs. Red Sox

This week is Cubs’ week with our podcast featuring the Chicago Cubs being released on Friday, May 13th. Did the 1918 Cubs teach the 1919 Black Sox how to throw a World Series?  Ed Kasputis will be interviewing Sean Deveney about his book, The Original Curse in the first of a two part interview spanning two podcasts.

The 1918 Major League season was like no other.  America had entered World War I.  The U.S. Government had passed a work or fight law.  Major League Baseball started its season not knowing if the U.S. Government would shut it down at any time.  Players were getting drafted and leaving for military service during the season.  Deveney paints a wonderful word picture on what our country was going through and sets the stage for the 1918 World Series.

The Original Curse really taught me many things that I did not know,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “This book is the perfect Baseball PhD book.  You’ll learn a lot about baseball but more importantly you’ll learn a lot about our country’s history.  Deveney’s web site for this book is also a thinking man’s treasure.”

1918 Pandemic

National World War I Museum in Kansas City

Chicago Cubs Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 Chicago Cubs Podcast

Past Posts about the Chicago Cubs

Cactus League 2011

Harry Caray – His Best Calls

Harry Caray on Crackerjacks

I’m a Cubs Fan and a Bud Man

Wrigley Field Tour

Jonathan Eig – Get Capone

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