Back When There Was Baseball: Bill Melton

Who was the American League home run leader in 1971? If you do not know the answer, maybe “It is soo hot in Chicago that the third baseman is Melton” will jog your memory. Bill Melton is our guest this week. Bill talks about his career and also the many teammates he played with, including (more…)

Geoff Arnold – March 2, 2021

Geoff Arnold of the Baltimore Orioles Radio Network previews the big position battles with the Birds in Spring Training. Arnold is entering his second year as the play-by-play voice of the Orioles....

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Back When There Was Baseball: Jack Brohamer

We are discussing utility infielders on today’s podcast. When you think of utility infielders in the 1970s era, Jack Brohamer comes to mind. Utility infielders are a special breed. They do not play every day. They are asked to pinch hit, pinch run and also enter a game in the latter innings for defensive purposes. (more…)

Back When There Was Baseball: Dickie Thon

Our guest this week was headed for the MLB Hall of Fame before a tragic injury curtailed his career. Listen as Dickie Thon talks about coming into the Majors with the California Angels before being traded to the Houston Astros. He thrived in Houston before he was hit in the head with a pitch by (more…)

Back When There Was Baseball: Andy McGaffigan

Our guest this week is pitcher Andy McGaffigan. Andy played in the Majors from 1981 through 1991. He has a career record of 38-33 with a respectable ERA of 3.38. Listen in as Andy discusses playing in the Division II World Series, how tough it was to play baseball in Montreal, along with what it (more…)

Back When There Was Baseball: Pat Zachry

Our guest this week in one of the 1976 National League Rookie of the Year winners. That is correct, there were two that year and Pat Zachry was one of them. Pat pitched for the Cincinnati Reds when they won the 1976 World Series. He pitched in the Majors for 10 years, with a long (more…)