2024 Hall of Fame Ballot

January 7, 2024 by  
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The vote is over. The results will be announced on January 23, 2024. Has any player been elected this year to the Baseball Hall of Fame? We debate.


2016 Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 16

February 11, 2016 by  
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Episode 168 - 100 Places to See, Part 16

We’re off to see a chophouse owned by a clipper, a museum about a Georgia peach and desert ballpark that we’ll long remember.


Minicast – 100 Places to See, Part 16

November 29, 2012 by  
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We’re off to see a chophouse owned by a clipper, a museum about a Georgia peach and desert ballpark that we’ll long remember.


2011 Detroit Tigers

June 2, 2011 by  
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Our PhD Committee is in the Motor City.  Who can forget a year ago with Armando Galarraga’s perfect game that was cancelled due to the less than perfect call of the first base ump?  Baseball Bob reviews the Tigers. Ed, Farley & Mark review the surprises of the 2011 season and we hear an 81 year old Ty Cobb interview. This podcast is Pure Michigan.  Then we pack up and head to our homes in Cleveland as we ready for next week’s rockin podcast featuring the first place Cleveland Indians.


The Greatest Tiger – Ty Cobb

May 31, 2011 by  
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This week is Tigers‘ week with our podcast featuring the Detroit Tigers being released on Friday, June 3rd. We’ll hear Baseball Bob’s take on this year’s Tigers and we’ll hear an 81 year old interview from Hall of Fame great, Ty Cobb (1886 – 1961).  “Ty Cobb was the youngest to reach 3,000 hits,” said Ed Kasputis, Creative Director of Baseball PhD.  “Our listeners will hear Cobb’s voice which captures his personality and spunk.  It will be a great podcast with lots of insight.”

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Detroit Tigers

May 20, 2010 by  
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Comerica Park

Welcome to the Motor City!  Ed, Farley and Mark explore Motown.  Ed then interviews Norm Coleman who puts on a one man play about Tiger great, Ty Cobb.  Ed then interviews Tom Varitek, Senior Program Manager (and cousin to Red Sox catcher, Jason Varitek) with The Henry Ford Museum.  The Wise Guys battle it out over baseball trivia at Comerica Park.  Ed, Farley and Mark then pay tribute to Ernie Harwell and Sparky Anderson before they pack up and head down I-75 to the Queen City of Cincinnati!


Norm Coleman as Ty Cobb

May 17, 2010 by  
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The Georgia Peach

This week is Tigers‘ week and who can talk about the Motor City without honoring their greatest ballplayer, Ty Cobb.  Cobb played for the Tigers for 22 seasons with the last 6 as their player-manager.  A patriot, Cobb left during the 1918 season to fight in The Great War (Word War I).

In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Cobb received 222 out of a possible 226 votes.  Cobb set 90 Major League records during his career including the highest career batting average (.366).  Nicknamed the Georgia Peach, Cobb played the game hard and aggressive.  The Detroit Free Press summed up Cobb’s style as “daring to the point of dementia.”

Norm Coleman of Half Moon Bay, California considers Cobb the greatest ballplayer of all time.  Each week Coleman honors the Georgia Peach with his one man play.  Norm will be interviewed on our Detroit Tigers podcast which will be released on May 21, 2010.  Enjoy the video from the first act of Norm’s tribute to Ty Cobb.