Back When There Was Baseball: Fred Holdsworth

February 21, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is Fred Holdsworth. Fred pitched in the Major Leagues from 1972-1980. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1970 MLB Draft and was looked upon to add to the Tiger pitching staff. He got…

Back When There Was Baseball: Steve Grilli

February 14, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Steve Grilli joins us this week.  Steve came out of Gannon University and was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers in 1970.  He worked his way through the Minors and made his Major League debut in 1975.  Steve stayed up with…

Back When There Was Baseball: Gary Lucas

February 7, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is left-handed pitcher Gary Lucas. Don't be fooled by Gary's record of 29-44, as Gary had a career ERA of 3.01 which was phenomenal considering he not only started, but also relieved during his career. He played in…

Back When There Was Baseball: Glen Rosenbaum

January 31, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week was considered by many who played for the Chicago White Sox as the best batting practice pitcher of all time. Glen Rosenbaum signed with the White Sox in 1955, but never made it to the Big Leagues despite a career…

Back When There Was Baseball: Tom Bruno

January 24, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Tom Bruno joins us this week.  Tom was a pitcher from 1972-1979.  He was childhood friends with Randy Poffo (the infamous Macho Man Randy Savage) and they played a lot of baseball together.  Tom was in the Kansas City Royals…

Back When There Was Baseball: Bob Coluccio

January 17, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Bob Coluccio is our guest this week. Bob played in the Majors from 1973-1978 with the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. He is an interesting subject as he fell 35 games short of an MLB pension according to…

Back When There Was Baseball: Chris Speier

January 10, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week holds a special place in host Rex Naylor's heart.  Rex was presented a Wilson A2150 baseball glove at 10 years of age by his stepfather, with Chris Speier's autograph on the glove.  This inspired Rex to follow our guest this week…

Back When There Was Baseball: Billy Sample

January 3, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Our guest this week is Billy Sample. Billy came out of James Madison University and was drafted in the 10th round of the free agent draft in 1976 by the Texas Rangers. He was a career .270 hitter for the Texas Rangers…

Back When There Was Baseball: Frank Carpin

December 27, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

Frank Carpin joins us this week.  Frank played baseball at Notre Dame and was signed into the New York Yankees organization in 1959.  The Yankees were known for their great farm system, but at this time (early 1960s) they stripped…

Back When There Was Baseball: Bobby Bonner

December 21, 2023 Podcasts Baseball

This is one of the most inspirational stories you will ever hear. The subject of our podcast today is Bobby Bonner. He was a great prospect for the Orioles, drafted in the 3rd round of the 1976 MLB draft behind Cal Ripken, to replace…