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"Lost Ballparks", with Mike Koser, is a podcast that takes you on a journey to the golden age of baseball's Lost Ballparks as told by the players, broadcasters and fans who provide first hand accounts of what it was like to sit in the seats on a summer afternoon at Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field, Yankee Stadium, Comiskey Park, Crosley Field and many more. New episodes every Wednesday.

"Lost Ballparks", with Mike Koser, is a podcast that takes you on a journey to the golden age of baseball's Lost Ballparks as told by the players, broadcasters and fans who provide first hand accounts of what it was like to sit in the seats on a summer afternoon at Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field, Yankee Stadium, Comiskey Park, Crosley Field and many more. New episodes every Wednesday.

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United States

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"Lost Ballparks", with Mike Koser, is a podcast that takes you on a journey to the golden age of baseball's Lost Ballparks as told by the players, broadcasters and fans who provide first hand accounts of what it was like to sit in the seats on a summer afternoon at Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field, Yankee Stadium, Comiskey Park, Crosley Field and many more. New episodes every Wednesday.

Language:

English


Episodes

Andre Dawson

6/15/2022
Andre Dawson joins me on the season 2 finale of the Lost Ballparks podcast. "Hawk" finished his career with 2,774 hits and 438 home runs. He was the 1977 Rookie of the Year, an 8x All-Star, NL MVP, 8x Gold Glove Winner, 4x Silver Slugger Award winner and a 2010 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Support the show

Duration:00:38:31

Frank White (K.C. Royals)

6/8/2022
Frank White spent 18 years with the Kansas City Royals. He finished his career with 2006 hits, was a 5x All-Star, 8x Gold Glove winner, silver slugger award winner, 1980 ALCS MVP, 1985 World Champion and a member of the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame and my guest on this week's podcast! Support the show

Duration:00:26:19

Steve Blass (Pirates)

6/1/2022
Steve Blass pitched for the Pirates from 1964-1974. He was an All-Star and a member of the 1971 World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates. Blass, a member of the Pirates Hall of Fame, pitched two complete game wins including the deciding game 7 in the '71 Series. He was also a Pirates broadcaster from 1983-2019. On this week's episode he's sharing stories of the '71 championship and some of the behind the scenes moments with Roberto Clemente that made that year so special. Click here to read "A...

Duration:00:29:04

Alan Trammell

5/25/2022
Alan Trammell is our guest on this week's Lost Ballparks podcast! "Tram" spent his entire 20 year major league career with the Detroit Tigers. He finished his playing days with 2,365 hits, was a 6x All-Star, 4x Gold Glove winner, 3x silver slugger, World Champion, and 1984 World Series MVP and a 2018 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This week he is sharing some great stories about the '84 World Series, his partnership with "Sweet Lou" Whitaker and vivid details about one of...

Duration:00:38:27

Larry Bowa

5/18/2022
After not making his high school team 3 years in a row, Phillies legend Larry Bowa went on to have a 16 year major league career. Bowa, a member of the Phillies Wall of Fame, was a 5x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove winner and the starting shortstop on the 1980 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Support the show

Duration:00:28:10

Dave Van Horne (Montreal Expos)

5/11/2022
Dave Van Horne was the play-by-play voice for the Montreal Expos, from their inception in 1969 - 2000. He joins us to talk about those early Expos teams, Jarry Park (the Expos first home) and all of the unique characteristics of that old ballpark and team that made them both feel uniquely a part of the great city of Montreal. Support the show

Duration:00:36:59

Grassroots Baseball: Route 66

5/6/2022
On this bonus episode of the Lost Ballparks podcast acclaimed photographer Jean Fruth and former President of the Baseball Hall of Fame Jeff Idelson talk about Jean's new book “Grassroots Baseball: Route 66”. This beautiful book, featuring over 250 captivating images, is a celebration and illumination of America’s pastime in the small towns and large cities that connect the historic highway. Click here to find out more about the book. Click here to visit Jean's website. Support the show

Duration:00:25:30

"Sudden" Sam McDowell

5/4/2022
Cleveland legend "Sudden" Sam McDowell stood 6'5 and could consistently deliver a 103-105 MPH fastball (some say as high as 108!). He finished his career with 141 wins, 2453 strikeouts, a 6X all-star, 5X strikeout leader and a member of the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame. His new book The Saga of Sudden Sam: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Sam McDowell is a must read! Support the show

Duration:00:39:12

David Kessler (Connie Mack Stadium Batboy)

4/27/2022
David "Deuce" Kessler worked at Connie Mack Stadium as the visiting clubhouse batboy in the 1960's. I had a feeling that someone who was in the clubhouse for that many years would have plenty of great stories and ballpark history to share with us. I was not wrong! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:27:49

Dale Murphy

4/20/2022
Dale Murphy was a 7X All-Star, 2X NL MVP, 5X Gold Glove winner, 4X silver slugger award winner. He finished his 18 year career with 2,111 hits and 398 home runs and is a member of the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:38:57

Cal Ripken Jr.

4/13/2022
As a 15 year old freshmen, he stood 5’7 and weighed 128 pounds. He batted 9th on his Aberdeen High School Team and finished the season hitting .128. Who would have believed that he would one day grow into a 6’4, 225 pound Baseball Hall of Famer?! Cal Ripken, Jr. finished his career a 19 time All-Star, AL Rookie of the Year, 2x AL MVP. He collected 3,184 hits, 431 home runs, was a 2x Gold Glove winner, 8x silver slugger, World Champion, played in the most consecutive games (2,632) and was a...

Duration:00:45:24

Opening Day Special

4/6/2022
Today, my guest is Michael Ortman, author of the book "Opening Day: 50 for 50". Beginning in 1970, Ortman attended 50 straight opening day games. If this book and this episode doesn't get you hyped up for the best day in baseball, I'm not sure what will! Click here to order your copy of the book. It's one of the best baseball books I have read in a year! You won't regret it! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:26:05

Early access to Season 2 premiere!

3/30/2022
If you want early access to the Season 2 premiere of the Lost Ballparks podcast and new premium content go to Lost Ballparks

Duration:00:03:05

Season 2 Premieres April 13th!

3/16/2022
Just a quick reminder that season 2 of the Lost Ballparks podcast premieres on April 13th with one the greatest players in baseball history, someone who currently holds a record that will never, ever be broken. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:02:28

Dave Parker "The Cobra"

3/9/2022
Dave Parker grew up a block away from Cincinnati's Crosley Field. He finished his Hall of Fame worthy 19 year career with 2,712 hits, 339 home runs, a 7x All-Star, 2x World Champion, 3x Silver Slugger, 3 Gold Gloves, NL MVP (he finished top 5 in the MVP voting 5 times!) and was one of the most electric players in baseball history! And he's my guest on the season 1 finale of the Lost Ballparks podcast! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:27:56

Nancy Faust (White Sox)

3/2/2022
From 1970-2010 Nancy Faust was the organist for the Chicago White Sox. She was a trailblazer who made music an integral part of the ballpark experience. When Harry Caray first sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Comiskey Park, Nancy was playing the organ for him. She was the first to play "Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye" as an opposing pitcher walked off the field or after a White Sox home run. She is a Chicago treasure! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:27:13

Kenny Mayne (ESPN)

2/23/2022
Longtime ESPN SportsCenter anchor, Kenny Mayne is one of the funniest, most creative, generous people I know. He grew up in Seattle in the 1960's and had a front row view of baseball's only 1 season franchise, the Seattle Pilots. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:27:11

Jim Palmer

2/16/2022
Jim Palmer won 268 games in his big league career. He appeared in 6 World Series and won 3. He was a 3x Cy Young Award winner, 4x Gold Glove winner, won at least 20 games in 8 different seasons and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. And oh by the way, he is the only pitcher in baseball history to win a World Series game in 3 different decades! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:27:53

Jon Miller (SF Giants)

2/9/2022
Jon Miller, the longtime voice of the San Francisco Giants has been broadcasting major league baseball games for nearly 50 years. For 2 decades he and Joe Morgan called the ESPN Sunday Night Game of the Week. Naturally, after a career of that length, he has been to many old Lost Ballparks and he is sharing his first hand experiences on this week's episode. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:29:34

Rod Carew

2/2/2022
Rod Carew was a lifetime .328 hitter. He finished his 19 year career with 3,053 hits, was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1967, an 18X All-Star - all as a starter, all in a row, won an AL MVP trophy in 1977, was a 7x batting champion (only Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner had more) and was a first ballot inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame and he is our guest on the Lost Ballparks Podcast! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lostballparks)

Duration:00:26:47