2021 Ernie Harwell Re-broadcast

November 28, 2021 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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2021 Vin Scully Re-broadcast

November 24, 2021 by  
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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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The Forgotten Game

November 21, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews John Vampatella about his great new book, The Forgotten Game. Let’s go back to 2004 and remember.

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2021 Moe Berg podcast re-broadcast

November 17, 2021 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 BrodskyLinda McCarthy and our PhD Committee remember Moe Berg.

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Fantasy Camp

November 14, 2021 by  
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Fantasy Baseball. Fantasy Football. Fantasy Camp. Our PhD Committee interviews fellow podcaster, Jeff Cohen from the Baseball and BBQ podcast about his recent New York Met fantasy camp experience.

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2021 Baseball Under the Palms

November 10, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Sam Zygner about his outstanding book, Baseball Under the Palms: The History of Miami Minor League Baseball – The Early Years, 1892 – 1960.

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2021 World Series Review

November 4, 2021 by  
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Congratulations to the World Champion Atlanta Braves as Ed & Farley get back from Atlanta. Our PhD Committee interviews and shares this year’s World Series memories with Louis Schiff, co-author of Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials.

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