Back When There Was Baseball: Mark Wiley

June 12, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week was in the game of baseball for five decades. Mark Wiley talks with us, not only about his playing career, but also his coaching and administrative career. Mark was not highly touted out of high school but had a…

The Phillies and Pirates aren’t just on opposite ends of the state

June 10, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

Living in Central Pennsylvania allows me to see a fairly even split of Phillies and Pirates paraphernalia. Phillies fans are gloating right now, while Pirates fans are worried it is more of the same in Pittsburgh.

I noticed a great debate…

Back When There Was Baseball: Rich Nye

June 5, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Rich Nye joins us this week on the podcast. Rich was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 14th round of the 1966 draft out of Cal-Berkeley and it didn't take him long to make it up to the parent club. He talks about his time with the…

Great intentions still can’t change history

June 2, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents

Even when baseball tries to do the right thing, they do the wrong thing.

Last week baseball announced that its statistical archives would now include Negro League players.

On the surface that is great news. Certainly, it is great news…

Back When There Was Baseball: Tom Satriano

May 29, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Tom Satriano joins us this week on the podcast. Tom was an original Los Angeles Angel in 1961, signed out of USC's baseball program. He played in the infield as well as catcher throughout his MLB career (1961-1970). The Angels were an…

Back When There Was Baseball: Dick Stigman

May 22, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Former MLB pitcher Dick Stigman joins us this week. Dick was a left-handed pitcher from 1954-1967. He is most remembered for his stint with the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins. Dick had a career record of 46-54 with a 4.03 ERA.…

Sports Authors Showcase: Split Season: 1981 by Jeff Katz

May 20, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Jeff Katz joins us this week to talk about his book Split Season: 1981. I read this book and discovered many things about that season and the ongoing events of the time. I was 14 years old when the strike occurred, and I…

Back When There Was Baseball: Clay Dalrymple

May 15, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Clay Dalrymple joins us this week.  Clay played in the Majors from 1960-1971 with the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles. Clay was part of the Phillies collapse in 1964 and also part of 3 World Series teams with the Orioles…

Baseball at the quarter pole

May 12, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

Major League Baseball is one fourth of the way home. It is the longest regular season in all of sports, so a lot will still play out over the summer months before the playoffs. Since baseball expanded the playoffs, the 162 game regular season doesn’t…

Back When There Was Baseball: Dave Pagan

May 8, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Dave Pagan joins us this week on the show and he is our first player who grew up in Canada. Dave grew up in the middle part of Saskatchewan and shares his story of how he overcame the weather and lack of baseball equipment. He played…