2019 League Championship Series

October 12, 2019 by  
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With the Nationals up 2 games to zero over the Cardinals, Farley just bought World Series tickets for Game 4 of the World Series at Nationals Park.  Is Farley D.C. bound?  Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Sullivan from Locked on MLB podcast about the American and National League Championship Series.

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2019 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

September 25, 2019 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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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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2019 St. Louis Cardinals

April 7, 2019 by  
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How good can the Cardinals be in 2019? Is Paul Goldschmidt the charm? Ed Kasputis interviews Heather Simon from vivaelbirdos.com about her Cards.

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Orlando Cepeda

February 17, 2019 by  
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Let’s learn about Baseball Hall of Famer, Orlando Cepeda as  Ed Kasputis interviews baseball historian, Bruce Markusen.

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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 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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