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This podcast is for the baseball fan with a curious mind. We bring you one event from each day in the calendar and go well beyond the box score. Our stories are brief and fun and come with some surprises.

This podcast is for the baseball fan with a curious mind. We bring you one event from each day in the calendar and go well beyond the box score. Our stories are brief and fun and come with some surprises.
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This podcast is for the baseball fan with a curious mind. We bring you one event from each day in the calendar and go well beyond the box score. Our stories are brief and fun and come with some surprises.






April 12 - The Grey Eagle Soars - The Tris Speaker Trade

On April 12, 1916 the Boston Red Sox trade one of the greatest players ever to play major league baseball Tris Speaker to the Cleveland Indians. It is a script that could almost be played today. The player felt disrespected by the team, the team felt it was over paying, a war of words happened and the Indians scoop up a star that would lead them to a World Series and become one of the franchises best players of all time.


April 11 One and Done the home debut and story of the Seattle Pilots

On April 11, 1969, The Seattle Pilots debuted for their first home game at Sick's Stadium. Gus Bell fires a complete game 7-0 shutout over the White Sox as the paid attendance of 14,000+ watches on a perfect Seattle day. The story of the Pilot's though is a deep complicated one and in this podcast, we will discuss - Ball Four, William Daley's Role, how the ballpark although clearly unusable for Major League Baseball was not the main issue and neither was the attendance. How two bids to...


April 10 - FISK changes his Sox

On March 18, 1981 Future Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, signs a contract with the Chicago White Sox after then GM Hayward Sullivan made an apparent clerical error mailing the contract out late in December of 1980. He makes the season debut in 1981 vs the Boston Red Sox in fenway and in a scene out of the movies he slugs a 3 run homer in the 8th to give the White Sox a lead they would not relinquish. Here is the story. Highlighted in this podcast - Carlton Fisk Ron Leflore Our Youtube...



April 9, 1981 Fernando Valenzuela was forced to start opening day for the Dodgers as Jerry Reuss injured himself 24 hours before the game. Fernando would unleash the second greatest pitching streak in baseball history and turn the Dodger fan base upside down with is incredible performance. As Vin Scully would say it was like a religious experience to see what he did.


April 8 - I Had A Hammer How Hank Aaron rose above it all

April 8 episode is about Hank Aaron and his heroic journey through a divided Nation to take one of baseballs most treasured records. Aaron's story is one of perseverance and worth the listen. We take you through his childhood and bring you to the ball park on April 8, 1974 with a World Series like atmosphere. Enjoy the show!


April 7 - The Stat that created a position The Save

The role of a closer was not an officially role until the term Save came into play officially in 1969. Bill Singer of the Los Angeles Dodgers was the first to register a save when he pitched 3 nearly perfect games to open the 69 season at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. The actually stat was created by Jerome Holtzman after he got frustrated watched Elroy Face receive so much credit after his 18-1 season. He felt Face was far better in 1958 and the existing stats had no true way to capture...


April 6 - The DH officially debuts after 86 years of debate

April 6 1973 - Ron Bloomberg comes to the plate for the New York Yankees as the first officially DH in Fenway Park. It may surprise you though to know the DH debate was started all the way back in 1887 by Al Spaulding and the vote to have a DH narrowly failed and again it nearly took hold in 1928. Here is the story behind the story!


April 5 - Charlie and the Baseball Stadium Ebbets Field

On April 5, 1913 Charlie Ebbets dream comes true as we opens Ebbets Field. Our Podcast details how the land was bought Disney style, lost they keys to the front gate and how a future hall of famer hits a foul pop that lends to a Highlander bumping his head on a base drum.


April 4 1994 - A New Era is born in Cleveland as The Jake opens

Over the past 93 seasons, the Cleveland Indians had finished first just 3 times. Going to 3 World Series and winning 2. On average they finished over 18 games out of first place. On April 4, 1994 The Jake opened and despite the first 7 innings when they were no hit, a new era was born and the Indians will go on to be one of the most successful regular season teams the last 20+ seasons.


April 3 - Dennis Eckersley traded and then he evolves into one of the greatest closer in Baseball history

April 3, 1987, the Chicago Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley for 3 minor league players to the Oakland A's. At one time trading "The Eck" would have been big news! However, at the time the Eck was a struggling pitcher heading towards the end of his effectiveness. Unknown to Oakland or Chicago the Eck had already taken incredible steps to turn his life around. Here is the story of the trade, what Oakland thought they were getting vs what they actually got. You can read all about Dennis Eckersley...


April 2 1976 - Future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is traded to Baltimore in 6 player deal

On April 2, 1976 the Oakland A's trade future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and World Series hero and Al Start Pitcher Ken Holtzman to the Baltimore Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez and Paul Mitchell. At the time Jackson had won an MVP, made 6 All-Star appearances, was a driving force in 3 Championships, and he was second all-time in home runs for the franchise and 4th in career RBI's. Holtzman was a workhorse pitching between 255 - 297 innings and winning 58% of his games. He made 2...


April 1 - The eccentric Hall of Famer Rube Waddell

On today's rewind brings us too, April 1, 1914, that day future Hall of Famer George Edward Waddell, better known as “Rube” dies from tuberculosis in San Antonio, TX. We review his oddities and tremendous pitching career. Such as his love for fire engines, wrestling alligators and never collecting a regular salary. Today's trivia question involves a quote Pedro Guerrero gave about a fellow Dodger teammate. You can read more this day at This Day In Baseball You can also read about more...


Introducing - 'This Day In Baseball'

Host Tom Hannon discusses what inspired him to launch the This Day in Baseball podcast - 'The Daily Rewind'. It is a podcast for curious baseball fans that want a little more than just the stats. We dive into one specific date and event and to give you the story behind the event.