2023 Vin Scully Re-broadcast

November 29, 2023 by  
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Greatest Baseball Sportscaster of All Time

Our PhD Committee honors Vin Scully (1927 – 2022) as the greatest baseball sportscaster of all time. 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.  We then travel back in time and hear Scully’s words of wisdom during his commencement address at Pepperdine University in 2008.

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2023 Moe Berg Podcast Re-broadcast

November 26, 2023 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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Frank Howard

November 18, 2023 by  
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We pay tribute to a towering personalty who could have played in either the MLB or NBA. He choose baseball. Ed Kasputis interviews baseball author, Lew Freedman about the late, great Frank Howard (1936 – 2023).

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Schilling & Ortiz

November 12, 2023 by  
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We’re Rockin’ in the Free World as we celebrate the election of David Ortiz into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and ponder the fate of the rest, including Curt Schilling. Louis H. Schiff, co-author of Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials joins our conversation to add wisdom and perspective.

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2023 World Series Review

November 5, 2023 by  
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Finally, the Texas Rangers are World Champions. We discuss, ponder and review.

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