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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.






January 5 - Don Wilson sadly passes away in his home

Jan 5 1975 – Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson is found dead of monoxide poisoning in his garage in Houston, a suicide victim at age 29. The Astros will retire his uniform number 40. This show features a great article from the Sons of Same Horn on Don Wilson Don Wilson bio Events on Jan 5 The End of the 1967 No Hitter against Atlanta.


January 4 - The Rajah goes to Cooperstown

On January 4, 1942 — Rogers Hornsby becomes the 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame, getting 78 percent of the vote, while both Frank Chance (58%) and Rube Waddell (54%) miss out. Check out our Podcast on Rube Waddell. Rogers Hornsby Biography January 4th Events


The Red Sox Sell Ruth to New York - but was it really for play?

January 3, 1920, The details of the Babe Ruth to New York sale are revealed. The Red Sox owner received $100K plus a $300K note to remortgage Fenway Park. But what about the play? We take a deeper look into the trade on the Daily rewind.


Future Hall of Famers - Grimes and Stengel traded for each other

On January 2, 1918, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Casey Stengel and infielder George Cutshaw from the Brooklyn Robins for 3 players - pitcher Burleigh Grimes, Al Mamaux, and infielder Chuck Ward. Stengel will play only two seasons with the Pirates before moving on to Philadelphia, but will eventually enjoy his true success as a manager. Grimes will win 158 games during a nine-year stint with Brooklyn and pitch in the 1920 World Series that Brooklyn lost to Cleveland, he went...


Wee Willie Keeler - The Brooklyn Millionaire

On January 1, 1923, 19th century star Wee Willie Keeler dies at the age of 50. Having promised his fans and former teammates he’d live to see 1923, Wee Willie Keeler dies on New Year’s Day of that year as a result of heart failure. The five-foot, four-and-a-half-inch Keeler amassed 2,932 hits, and won consecutive batting titles in 1897 and 1898. He batted .341 over a 19-year career, placing him in the top 10 on the all-time batting list. He played for the National League’s Superbas...


Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey Meet

This Week we cover August 26 - Sept 1 . . . We are going to talk Tom Yawkey, Jackie Robinson, Jeff Bagwell, The First Televised Game, Rob Dibble, The Rat and Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell. If you want to dive deeper into these subjects check out my show notes page on my website.


Juan Marichal squares off with John Roseboro

Today we are covering August 19 – 25, we are going to be talking about – Jimmie Foxx pitching career, Gooden early excellence, Bill Veek grand stand moment, Yogi Berra and the harmonica, Juan Marichal and John Roseboro fight and the professional pinch hitter Matt Stairs. If you love the history of the game, and relate all your stories in life to baseball, and you tend to get goose bumps, grim and even water your eyes a bit when Ray Kinsela asks his Dad to play catch. You are truly at the...


Curt Flood Goes to Washington

This week we look at Curt Flood going to Washington. Bean Balls that changed lives - Ray Chapman and Tony C, Power steals by Vic Power, and lost icon as Mickey Mantle Passes away, One incredible streak by Jack Taylor. Listen to our new section on Fan Stories - today we thank Ray Wilson. On Episode 3 – we are backstepping through August 12 – 18th. On September 27, 1940, what Detroit Tiger bullpen catcher was knocked out cold when hit over the head with a case of tomatoes? On August 12,...


Willie Mays Joins the Hall of Fame

This week we discuss Say Hey Willie Mays, Tony Gwynn, Lights at Wrigley Field, a 58 pitch complete game, brothers stopping hitting streaks and Barry Bonds historic blast. Plus the Trivia Question - What pitcher had to change his lucky hat because it was so discolored? All this and more as we review August 5 - 11 on the Daily Rewind!


#1 New Podcast - The Daily Rewind

Welcome to this day in baseball Daily rewind my name is Tom Hannon and I am your host. Thank you so much for joining me today as we back step our way through July 29 – August 4. Our format has been changing a bit and just to give you a quick recap, we are going to highlight 1 event for each day. Some are the bizarre, some historic, some are just plain hidden gems. On a typical day, there are 30 – 50 events worth a conversation but we are only doing 1 per day. You can go to our website,...


October 6, 1937 - World Series Game 1 - Giants at Yankees Complete Radio Baseball Broadcast

October 6, 1937 - World Series Game 1 - Giants at Yankees Complete Radio Baseball Broadcast


Jackie Robinson Hall of Fame Speech

On July 23 1962, Jackie Robinson becomes the first Black Player Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Here is his speech.


1936 ALL STAR GAME Broadcast

We are bringing you the full broadcast of the 1936 All Start Game. The broadcast was found on There are hundreds of amazing broadcasts we have found, which are believed to be in the public domain. We are bringing to them to you for your enjoyment to take on a walk, a bike ride, a run, car ride and some various errands we all need to do each day. The game featured Joe DiMaggio making his All Star debut and it was played in Boston at Braves Field. This All Star game had the...


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!