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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Back When There Was Baseball: TJ Surgery

May 1, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

We have a special podcast this week to discuss Tommy John surgery and how pitching has evolved from our time period Back When There Was Baseball (mid-1960s through the mid-1980s) to today. We are joined by Rich Hand, former…

Back When There Was Baseball: Bill North

April 24, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

We revisit the success of the "Swingin' A's" this week. Our guest is Bill North who arrived in Oakland in 1973 and played there through the 1978 season. Bill was part of two World Series championships (1973-1974) and appeared in the…

Sports Authors Showcase/Back When There Was Baseball: Zack Minasian

April 22, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Zack Minasian joins us this week to talk about his book Lasorda University:  A Recollection of My Summer of '68 with Tommy Lasorda and the Ogden Dodgers in our combined Sports Authors Showcase and Back When There Was Baseball…

Back When There Was Baseball: Earl Stephenson

April 17, 2024 Podcasts Baseball

Earl Stephenson joins us on the podcast this week.  Earl pitched in the Majors/Minors from 1967-1979.  He had to endure military service which disrupted his progress early on.  Earl was a left-handed pitcher that, whatever the reason…