2021 Summer of ’68

July 28, 2021   | Leave a comment

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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2021 Chicago Cubs

July 25, 2021   | Leave a comment

Welcome to Episode 600 as we examine this year’s Cubs and what they’ll do as the July 30th trade deadline approaches. Ed Kasputis interviews Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB Podcast about those lovable Cubs.

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2021 Re-broadcast – Episode 100

July 21, 2021   | Leave a comment

As we prepare for Episode 600 let’s remember Episode 100 from the 100th floor of the Empire State Building! Our PhD Committee goes down memory lane as we remember our first 100 podcasts.  Thanks for listening and let’s continue to get our PhD in life through baseball.

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2021 New York Yankees

July 18, 2021   | Leave a comment

The second half of the season has begun but some Yankees have COVID-19 again. Can the Yankees make a run or will the virus make them done? Ed Kasputis interviews Andrew Mearns from pinstripealley.com about those men in pinstripes.

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2021 Minicast – Michael Zagaris

July 14, 2021   | Leave a comment

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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2021 Milwaukee Brewers

July 11, 2021   | Leave a comment

As we head into the All-Star break, the Brewers are solidly in first. Ed Kasputis interviews Pastor and baseball historian, James D. Smith III about his heavenly All-Star team.

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2021 Minicast – Driving Mr. Yogi

July 7, 2021   | Leave a comment

Ed Kasputis interviews New York Times columnist, Harvey Araton about his book, Driving Mr. Yogi.

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2021 Kansas City Royals

July 4, 2021   | Leave a comment

Kansas City is wonderful even when the Royals are not. Ed Kasputis interviews baseball historian and author, Lloyd Johnson about the Kansas City Royals and what lies ahead for this franchise.

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2021 Minicast – Field of Legends

June 30, 2021   | Leave a comment

As we remember the 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals, let’s revisit our Field of Legends Minicast – Episode 94. The Field of Legends is the focal exhibit at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.  This museum is a must see for any visiting the City of Fountains.

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2021 Houston Astros

June 27, 2021   | Leave a comment

They’re in first and strongly leading Major League Baseball in offense. Can the Houston Astros slug their way to the World Series? Ed Kasputis interviews William Metzger, Managing Editor of crawfishboxes.com about the team that is out slugging the 1927 New York Yankees.

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