2018 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

November 28, 2018 by  
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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 St. Louis Cardinals

September 9, 2018 by  
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Are the Cardinals playoff bound or could they get nipped at the wire? Ed Kasputis interviews Rick Zucker from the St. Louis Chapter of SABR about the Cardinals future and our PhD Committee reminds us to never forget as September 11 approaches.

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Andy Van Slyke

May 2, 2018 by  
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Andy Van Slyke played in the Majors for 12 years. He’s got a great web site and a podcast. Ed Kasputis interviews Andy about the game we love. Check out andyvanslyke.com.

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2018 Minnesota Twins

April 15, 2018 by  
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Target Field is covered in April snow while many predict that a Twins playoff appearance this year is a go. Congratulations Joe Mauer on hit 2,000 as Ed Kasputis interviews former MLB relief pitcher, author and inventor, Mark Littell about the game we love.

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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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2016 Wild Card Preview

October 2, 2016 by  
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We review the Wild Card races, remember Jose Fernandez and say good bye to the greatest baseball announcer of all time – Vin Scully.

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2016 St. Louis Cardinals

September 11, 2016 by  
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We remember our countrymen who lost their lives on September 11th and look to the Gateway to the West to celebrate Cardinals baseball.  Let us never forget.

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2016 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

August 31, 2016 by  
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Episode 42 - Harry Caray

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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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 Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 15

February 9, 2016 by  
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Episode 167 - 100 Places to See, Part 15

Let’s get ready for December by visiting 4 great baseball places – Little Falls, NJ – Aberdeen, Maryland – St. Louis and Baltimore.

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