This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind
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.
info_outline January 5 - Don Wilson sadly passes away in his home 01/05/2020
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.
info_outline The Red Sox Sell Ruth to New York - but was it really for play? 01/02/2020
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?
info_outline Future Hall of Famers - Grimes and Stengel traded for each other 01/02/2020
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.
info_outline Wee Willie Keeler - The Brooklyn Millionaire 01/01/2020
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.
info_outline Juan Marichal squares off with John Roseboro 08/21/2019
Juan Marichal squares off with John Roseboro Hi Folks, thanks for joining me today on Season 3, Episode 4 of the daily rewind. 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.
info_outline Curt Flood Goes to Washington 08/13/2019
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.
info_outline October 6, 1937 - World Series Game 1 - Giants at Yankees Complete Radio Baseball Broadcast 07/27/2019
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
info_outline April 12 - The Grey Eagle Soars - The Tris Speaker Trade 05/02/2019
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.
info_outline April 11 One and Done the home debut and story of the Seattle Pilots 04/27/2019
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.
info_outline April 8 - I Had A Hammer How Hank Aaron rose above it all 04/15/2019
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.
info_outline April 7 - The Stat that created a position The Save 04/10/2019
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.
info_outline April 6 - The DH officially debuts after 86 years of debate 04/08/2019
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.
info_outline April 5 - Charlie and the Baseball Stadium Ebbets Field 04/06/2019
April 5 - Charlie and the Baseball Stadium Ebbets Field On April 5, 1913 Charlie Ebbets dream comes true as we opens Ebbets Field.
info_outline April 4 1994 - A New Era is born in Cleveland as The Jake opens 04/04/2019
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.
info_outline April 3 - Dennis Eckersley traded and then he evolves into one of the greatest closer in Baseball history 04/02/2019
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.
info_outline April 2 1976 - Future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is traded to Baltimore in 6 player deal 03/30/2019
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.
info_outline April 1 - The eccentric Hall of Famer Rube Waddell 03/24/2019
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.
info_outline Introducing - 'This Day In Baseball' 03/23/2019
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.