Back When There Was Baseball: Bruce Kimm
Back When There Was Baseball

 
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This week, we are going back to the 45th anniversary of “Birdmania”. For those who don’t remember, this was in 1976 with Mark “The Bird” Fidrych setting Tiger Stadium in a frenzy with his pitching performance and antics on the mound. Fidrych passed away in 2009, but we have his personal catcher, Bruce Kimm, to talk about that magical season of 1976 for the Detroit Tigers and “The Bird”. Kimm caught Fidrych at Evansville (AAA) in 1975 and followed that up in 1976 as his personal catcher on his starts for the Detroit Tigers. Bruce Kimm has gone unnoticed in years past, but we recognize the importance he had in being “The Bird’s” battery mate.  Listen in as we go back 45 years to that magical season of 1976 and “Birdmania”.