2020 Mel Allen Re-broadcast

November 29, 2020 by  
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Mordecai Israel was his name

Mel Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up to become the “Voice of the Yankees“.  Our PhD Committee relives his great life with the help of authors, Stephen BorelliStanley Cohen and Rob Edelman. Our podcast also talks about Cliff Lee returning to the Phillies and notable baseball deaths for 2010.  Then it’s time for At the Mixer with Marty Allen (no relation to Mel).

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2020 Ernie Harwell Re-broadcast

November 26, 2020 by  
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This podcast features baseball sportscaster great, Ernie Harwell.  Our PhD Committee first reviews Major League Baseball’s playoff expansion idea of adding an additional wild card team in each league and then shifts into analyzing who is listening to our podcasts.  Then it’s time for Harwell.  Hear Harwell’s moving 1955 poem – The Definition of Baseball, then hear Harwell’s account of baseball’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World.  Ed Kasputis then interviews baseball author, Irwin J. Cohen about his friend, Ernie Harwell.

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2020 Vin Scully Re-broadcast

November 22, 2020 by  
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Greatest Baseball Sportscaster of All Time

Our PhD Committee honors Vin Scully as the greatest baseball sportscaster of all time.  We also remember Seattle’s Hall of Fame baseball sportscaster, Dave Niehaus who passed away on November 10, 2010.  Ed, Farley and Mark then explore the life of Scully and listen to some of his greatest clips.  Ed then interviews Dodger faithful and English Professor, Frank Ardolino about Scully.

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2020 Moe Berg Re-broadcast

November 18, 2020 by  
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The Catcher Who Was a Spy

This week we honor the man who inspired the creation of Baseball PhD – Moe Berg (1902 – 1972).  Moe Berg got his PhD in life – through baseball.  Berg spoke 12 languages travelled the world, played in the major leagues and served as America’s foremost atomic spy during World War II.  Berg knew about the existence of America’s atomic bomb before President Truman!  Discover his story as Ralph BergerLouis JacobsonChuck

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Fans in the Stands?

November 15, 2020 by  
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Will there be fans in the stands in April? We celebrate MLB’s first female general manager as the Marlins hire Kim Ng and we interview Jeff Cohen from Baseball and BBQ podcast on whether it makes sense for the Mets to trade for Francisco Lindor.

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2020 Baseball Comedy

November 11, 2020 by  
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Our PhD Committee examines and celebrates the comedians who love baseball through their unforgettable skits.

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Just Like Me

November 8, 2020 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author, Kelly G. Park about his new book, Just Like Me: When the Pros Played on the Sandlot which is the first book to tell the story of professional baseball players’ memories of playing youth baseball.

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2020 Presidents & Baseball

November 4, 2020 by  
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Four years ago as America prepared for the start of the 2016 Presidential Primary Season, our PhD Committee explored Presidents & Baseball and paid homage to Jonathan the Tortoise, who is older than the game of baseball.

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2020 World Series Review

November 1, 2020 by  
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We celebrate the end of an unforgettable season as the Los Angeles Dodgers are the baseball champions of the world. Our PhD Committee further ponders if a nuclear winter is coming to MLB free agency.

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