Back When There Was Baseball: Duke Sims
Back When There Was Baseball

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Who was the last player to hit a home run in the original Yankee Stadium (1973) before the massive remodel? His name is Duke Sims and he is our guest this week. Duke also had the privilege of catching one of the greatest pitching staffs in the history of the game, the 1968 Cleveland Indian staff which included “Sudden” Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant, Sonny Siebert, Stan Williams and Steve Hargan. Duke was also the catcher in Game 2 of the 1972 ALCS when Bert Campaneris threw his bat at Detroit Tiger pitcher Larrin LaGrow after being hit by a pitch. Duke shares some great stories about his career and baseball Back When There Was Baseball.