2024 Fan’s-Eye View of the Baseball Hall of Fame

January 24, 2024 by  
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With the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony cancelled due to COVID-19, let’s go back to 2016 as Ed Kasputis interviews Matt Sullivan, co-author of A Fan’s-Eye View of the Baseball Hall of Fame: A Critique of Baseball’s Greatest Institution.

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2023 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

December 27, 2023 by  
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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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2023 Colorado Rockies

August 6, 2023 by  
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The Rockies have surprised no one as they have the worst record in the National League. Ed Kasputis interviews the one and only, Paul Francis Sullivan from Locked on MLB podcast about this week’s trade deadline.

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2023 Baseball Talk Radio

July 5, 2023 by  
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Let’s remember Baseball Talk Radio’s first live podcast with Rich Baxter, Gary Mack and Ed Kasputis as we prepared for Game 6 of the 2016 National League Championship Series.  Will it be the Dodgers or the Cubs headed to Cleveland for the 112th edition of the Fall Classic?

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2023 Ernie Banks minicast

June 28, 2023 by  
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In 2016, as the Cubs prepared for the National League Championship Series, our PhD Committee remembered baseball’s greatest ambassador and Hall of Fame great, Ernie Banks who passed away on January 23, 2015.  Let’s play two.

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2023 London Series

June 18, 2023 by  
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The grounds crew has been working 24/7 to get London Stadium ready for the London Series as the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals cross the Atlantic for a two game series.

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2023 Ten Innings at Wrigley

March 23, 2023 by  
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May 17, 1979.  Ten Innings at Wrigley is Kevin Cook’s vivid account of a game that could only have happened at this ballpark, in this era, with this colorful cast of heroes and heels.  Ed Kasputis interviews Kevin about his riveting book.

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2023 Minicast – George Will

February 1, 2023 by  
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Our PhD Committee interviews American journalist and author, George Will about his great book, A Nice Little Place On The North Side: Wrigley Field At One Hundred.

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2022 Harry Caray Re-broadcast

November 27, 2022 by  
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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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2022 Minicast – The Original Curse

September 7, 2022 by  
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Let’s go back over 100 years to the only World Series played in September, the 1918 World Series.  Did the Chicago Cubs throw the 1918 World Series to the Boston Red Sox?  Did this act curse both the Cubs and Red Sox organizations for decades to come?  Ed Kasputis interviews Sporting News writer and author, Sean Deveney about his intriguing book, The Original Curse.

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