2021 The Grind

October 20, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author and national baseball writer at the Washington Post, Barry Svrluga about his newly released book, The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season.

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2021 Minicast – Pluto on Weaver

October 17, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Cleveland Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto about Earl Weaver.

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2021 Minicast – High Heat

October 13, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews author, Tim Wendel about his book, High Heat: The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time.

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2021 Game 6 Road Trip Re-broadcast

October 10, 2021 by  
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Let’s remember one of the greatest World Series games of all time – Game 6 of the the 2011 World Series.

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2021 Minicast – Last Great Scout

August 25, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews Dan Austin about his book, Baseball’s Last Great Scout: The Life of Hugh Alexander.

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2021 Minicast – Who was Better – Ruth or Bonds?

August 18, 2021 by  
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As we enjoy the dog days of August, let’s ponder who was better – Ruth or Bonds?  Ed Kasputis interviews baseball authors Bill Nowlin and Jim Prime about this question for the ages.

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2021 Minicast – The Great Eight

August 11, 2021 by  
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Let’s go back to 1975 and remember The Great Eight from the Big Red Machine as Ed Kasputis interviews baseball researcher and editor, Mark Armour.

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2021 Summer of ’68

July 28, 2021 by  
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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 Re-broadcast – Episode 100

July 21, 2021 by  
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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 Minicast – James “Deacon” White

June 9, 2021 by  
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Ed Kasputis interviews baseball researcher, James D. Smith III about the barehanded catcher, James “Deacon” White (1847-1939) who will be the only player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 28, 2013.

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