Back When There Was Baseball: Joe Sambito

We are privileged to speak with pitcher Joe Sambito this week. Joe took part in two of the best League Championship games in history (1980 NLCS Phillies/Astros and 1986 ALCS Angels/Red Sox). He became a left-handed short relief specialist for the Astros and overcame arm trouble to work his way back and help the Boston (more…)

Back When There Was Baseball: Charlie Leibrandt

This week on Back When There Was Baseball, Rex and Steve take a look back at a “control/finesse” pitcher, which you don’t see very often in today’s game. His name is Charlie Leibrandt and he pitched in the majors from 1979 through 1993 with the Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers. (more…)

Back When There Was Baseball: Bill Haller

This week on Back When There Was Baseball we have American League umpire Bill Haller. Bill umpired in the American League for 21 years (1961, 1963-1982) and is considered one of the best umpires in MLB history. You can still see the iconic Earl Weaver “incident” on YouTube where Bill was mic’d for an upcoming (more…)

Back When There Was Baseball: Pat Darcy

What a better way to celebrate baseball than to revisit the 1975 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. With us, in our inaugural podcast, is Pat Darcy. Pat was on the mound when Carlton Fisk hit his infamous home run in Game 6 of this series. Pat shares his memories (more…)