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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2015 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

December 6, 2015 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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2015 St. Louis Cardinals

September 13, 2015 by  
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Episode 323 - St Louis Cardinals

Could the Gateway to the West also be the Gateway to the World Series?  Ed Kasputis interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about things to do in St. Louis and Paul Sullivan from Sully Baseball on just what is the Cardinal Way?

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2015 Milwaukee Brewers

September 6, 2015 by  
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As the Brewers struggle the Cards, Pirates and Cubs surge ahead.  Ed Kasputis interviews Mr. Sports Travel aka Joe Connor about what to see in Milwaukee and what lies ahead in September.

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2014 League Championship Series

October 9, 2014 by  
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Episode 285 - League Championship Series

Ed Kasputis interviews Alex Hall from athleticsnation.com about the upcoming League Championship Series for each league.

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