Every other Tuesday at 9 AM a new podcast will be released.
April 16, 2019 … Dolf Luque put together one of the most brilliant seasons ever by a Major League pitcher when he went 27-8 for the 1923 Cincinnati Reds. Luque, who pitched 20 years in the Majors, won a total of 194 games and was the first man from Latin Ameria to ever win a World Series game. However, Luque is not as well-known, or remembered, as some of his contemporaries and his accomplishments as a pitcher, coach and manager have long been forgotten. That is until now as Peter Gordon, a baseball historian, writer and researcher joins Sports’ Forgotten Heroes for a look back at the simply marvelous career of Dolf Luque.
April 30, 2019 … Once upon a time Seattle had a team in Major League Baseball, and we’re not talking about the Seattle Mariners; and we’re not talking about a team from back in the 1800s or the early 1900s. We’re talking about a team that played in Seattle in 1969 – the Seattle Pilots. After just one year, the Pilots packed their bags and moved to Milwaukee. Seattle, as we now know, had so much potential to play home to Major League Baseball, but the politics, ownership that was NOT stable, and stadium issues spelled doom for the team long before it played its first game. Bill Mullins who wrote a terrific book about the Pilots, “Becoming Big League, Seattle, the Pilots, and Stadium Politics,” a terrific and in-depth look at everything you can imagine that could affect the success of a baseball franchise is the guest on this episode of Sports’ Forgotten Heroes.
May 14, 2019 … Roy Sievers was one of baseball’s most feared sluggers in 19502. In fact, over a 10-year stretch he averaged over 27 homeruns a season. However, after winning the American League Rookie of the Year award while with the St. Louis Browns in 1949, Sievers fell off the baseball map as he dealt with a sophomore slump and a devastating shoulder injury. But after a long road back, Sievers was traded to the Washington Senators and that’s where he blossomed into a powerful slugger. Greg Wolf, co-Director of the BioProject for SABR, joins the podcast for a look back at the career of Roy Sievers.