9 Best Podcast Episodes About Baseball

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Creation Date February 25th, 2019
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Here is a guide to the best baseball podcast episodes. Dig into the batter's box and listen to these top episodes to with stories from Major League Baseball!
  1. When the Tribune Company bought the Chicago Cubs in 1981, its executives saw nighttime baseball as a way to turn around the club's fortunes. The only problem? Scores of Wrigleyville residents were ready to fight against it. Produced by Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions. Narrated by former Cubs PA announcer Wayne Messmer.
  2. Uniforms matter. When it comes to sports, they might be the only thing to which we’re actually loyal. Sports uniforms are packaging. But unlike any other packaging, if the product inside changes or degrades, we remain loyal. Players come and … Continue reading →
  3. There are about 1,200 players selected in the MLB draft each year -- What happens if you're one of the players chosen near the bottom? What sort of chance are you going to get? Find out in Season 2 of Razed Sports, as we share the story of Cole Uvila, a most tenacious player with a most unusual backstory. In Episode 1, hear the tale of how Cole became a pitcher, how he didn't take pitching seriously until college, how his quest was temporarily derailed by injury and how he fought to heal and get back on track. And follow along as he sweats out the draft, an agonizingly long process in itself that throws some surprises in his path. This episode sets the stage for the rest of Season 2, in which we'll document Cole's first season as a professional baseball player and follow along as he tries to climb the minor league ladder, against all odds, as a 40th round draft pick. More on Razed Sports: https://www.razedsports.com/ Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/RazedSports --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/razedsports/message
  4. In the 1992, the Baltimore Orioles opened their baseball season at a brand new stadium called Oriole Park at Camden Yards, right along the downtown harbor. The stadium was small and intimate, built with brick and iron trusses—a throwback to … Continue reading →
  5. In 1994, the Cleveland Indians crawled through a ceiling, stole a bat out of an umpire’s dressing room, and set off a chain of events that eventually involved a former FBI agent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  6. In 1995, star pitcher Hideo Nomo attempted to do what no Japanese player had done since 1965 - join Major League Baseball. Nomo and his agent hatched a plan to overcome the legal and cultural barriers that stood in his way, risking Nomo's career and reputation in Japan. The Loophole reveals how they pulled it off, launched "Nomo-mania," and transformed both American and Japanese baseball forever.
  7. At the end of his career, Jose Canseco, the self-proclaimed "godfather of the steroid era," was effectively forced out of baseball. As revenge, Canseco conceived a tell-all memoir in which he would call out his fellow players for steroid use. Within a month of its publication, Juiced sparked a congressional hearing. Reported by Andrew Mambo. More at 30for30podcasts.com
  8. At age 46, Rickey Henderson refused to walk away from the game of baseball. This is the story of a baseball legend doing everything he can to keep playing the game he loves, whether or not it will ever love him back. Produced by Pineapple Street Media. Narrated by The Undefeated's Clinton Yates. 30 for 30 Podcasts is hosted by Jody Avirgan.
  9. Every now and again, a truly great athlete shatters all previous assumptions about what’s possible to achieve in a sport. When this happens, opposing teams scramble to find ways to stop them or slow them down. In basketball, teams tried … Continue reading →

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