2013 Mel Allen Re-broadcast

February 7, 2013 by  
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Episode 39 - Mel Allen

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).  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Mel and hello to another great sportscaster and mentor – Red Barber.

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2012 Mel Allen Re-broadcast

August 22, 2012 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).  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Mel and hello to another great sportscaster and mentor – Red Barber.

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2011 Mel Allen Re-broadcast

December 22, 2011 by  
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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‘s 2010 return to the Phillies and notable baseball deaths for 2010.  Then it’s time for At the Mixer with Marty Allen (no relation to Mel).  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Mel and hello to another great sportscaster and mentor – Red Barber.

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2011 Ernie Harwell Re-broadcast

December 8, 2011 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. The podcast concludes with At the Mixer with Marty Allen as Marty relives his most memorable day in radio – Sunday, October 26, 1997 as our PhD Committee gets ready for our next podcast featuring sportscaster great, Mel Allen.

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The Smolders take New York

July 19, 2011 by  
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The City that never sleeps

This is Yankees‘ week with our podcast featuring the New York Yankees being released on Friday, July 22nd.  The Smolder family from Toronto, Canada headed south for a baseball road trip to remember. Boston on the 4th of July, Yankee Stadium to watch future Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter collect hit 3,000 and a visit to the sleepy village of Cooperstown to salute Yankee greats and Derek Jeter’s future home.  Click here to read their story.

Better than their written account will be their interview as Ed Kasputis interviews Mike and Donna Smolders.  You’ll hear Donna compare and contrast Fenway Park to New Yankee Stadium.  Mike loves Jackie Robinson.  Donna is on the gold standard, only Babe Ruth will do when it comes to baseball idols. The family visited the graves of both as the lives of these two great men continue to inspire fans who love the game.

New York Yankees Team Pulse
Listen to our 2010 New York Yankees Podcast

Past Posts about the New York Yankees

Mel Allen

Stephen Borelli 

Red Barber

Meet the Mertzes (& Mel Allen)

All Roads Lead Through NY and Phil

Billy Martin

 

Mighty Casey

March 21, 2011 by  
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Great Expectations

This week is Phillies‘ week with our podcast featuring the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies being released on Friday, March 25th.  During this podcast we’ll hear from Baseball Bob as he makes his 2011 MLB predictions and from Amanda Orr from philliesnation.com.  Will the Phillies fare like the Mudville 9 or with this be their big year.  We’ll also hear the first segment of “Where in the World is Dave Matejczyk?”

2010 Phillies Hype Video (Where’s Adrian?)

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Listen to our 2010 Philadelphia Phillies Podcast

Philadelphia Phillies Team Pulse

Past posts about the Philadelphia Phillies

Mel Allen

Brodsky & Berg

Bukiet Predicts Rangers & Phillies to Meet in World Series

2010 League Championship Series

All Roads Lead Through NY & Phil

October 23, 1993

Memorial Day 2010 – Remembering Eddie Grant

Curt Smith remembers Red Barber

January 12, 2011 by  
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Curt Smith

Our next podcast featuring sportscaster great, Red Barber will be released on Friday, January 14th. We are excited to have Curt Smith as our featured guest for this podcast.

“No one in America has studied the great baseball sportscasters like Curt Smith,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “Curt Smith‘s exhaustive research on Red Barber is second to none. Our next podcast will have 28 minutes of his wisdom about Red Barber.”

Smith has written many books on baseball sportscasters.  Smith is also a professor at the University of Rochester, an NPR radio host and former Presidential speech writer for President George H.W. Bush.

Mel Allen and Red Barber on the 1947 World Series

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1948 Giants vs. Cubs TV intro (when smoking at the ballpark was legal)

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Mel Allen

December 23, 2010 by  
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Episode 39 - Mel Allen

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 Borelli, Stanley 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).  Our podcast concludes as we say good bye to Mel and hello to another great sportscaster and mentor – Red Barber.

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Stanley Cohen

December 22, 2010 by  
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Stanley Cohen

Our next podcast featuring baseball sportscaster, Mel Allen will be released on Friday, December 24th. Author Stanley Cohen will share his thoughts on Mel Allen.

Stanley Cohen is the author of several books such as Magic Summer: The ’69 Mets and The Game They Played.  “Stanley was an excellent guest and his wisdom will shine though during our next podcast,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “Our staff has put in many hours of research and audio production to make our Mel Allen podcast as one of our best yet.”

Mel Allen (1913 – 1996) Never Saw Xbox

Atari Never Saw the 1948 All-Star Game

Mel Allen for the March of Dimes (1957)

Stephen Borelli

December 19, 2010 by  
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Stephen Borelli

Borelli’s Exhaustive Research Pays Off

While Mel Allen was the voice of the New York Yankees, Stephen Borelli has become the voice of Mel Allen.  No author has captured both the roots and tone of American baseball broadcaster great, Mel Allen than Borelli’s 2005 biography  How About That! – The Life of Mel Allen.

Borelli’s book is a Baseball PhD classic.  Most know Mel Allen once he made it big on the New York City stage, but this book also captures the beginning of Mel Allen’s career as he was born and raised in Alabama.  “Mel Allen loved Alabama despite the fact the he was a Jew from the South during an era when the Ku Klux Klan reigned,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “Any baseball fan who reads this book for their love of the game will be one step closer to getting their PhD in life – through baseball.”

Stephen Borelli will be our guest on our next podcast featuring Mel Allen.  This podcast will be released on Friday, December 24th.  Borelli’s wisdom will be a great Christmas present for our listeners.

How About That! – The Life of Mel Allen

 

Mel Allen’s College Fight Song – Yea Alabama

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