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HOF 2019: Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, “Moose” and Edgar Martinez

In this season 2 teaser episode of wtts pod, manny and ct discuss the national baseball hall of fame class of 2019, including mariano rivera. On Tuesday, the BBWAA announced the new members of baseball’s Hall of Fame. Among those who received at least 75% of the vote were Closer Mariano Rivera, Continue Reading

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The Eephus: A David and Goliath Story

One day in June of 1998, Bob Tewksbury defeated Mark McGwire with one of baseball’s most obscure pitches, the eephus. The elusive eephus pitch is one of baseball’s most effective pitches. According to many, the eephus was invented by Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell way back in the 1930’s.

Baseball Odyssey: Uncovering Babe Ruth’s Lost Home Run

For one week in 1969, a team of researchers uncovered Babe Ruth’s lost home run and MLB officially recognized 715 as Ruth’s career total. It has since been reverted back to 714. David Neft is an American pioneer best known for gathering a team of researchers to create the first Continue Reading

The Columbian Exhibition: Cracker Jack, Baseball, and Chocolate

The year was 1893. The event, the Columbian Exhibition, otherwise known as the 1893 World’s Fair. History was made on that day… so was Cracker Jack. Created to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ journey to the new world, the 1893 Fair brought us three everyday items, the electric Continue Reading

Hall of Fame: The Undisputed Greatest Day in Baseball History

The greatest day in baseball history was day day when nobody was struck out, nobody hit a home run, nobody even put on a uniform and walked onto a baseball field. People may argue about the greatest day in baseball history, perhaps the day that Willie Mays caught a fly Continue Reading

All Time Lists: 20 Greatest Players of the Negro Leagues

Although the following list could certainly be disputed, the following players are the most notable stars of the era of the Negro Leagues. I have intentionally omitted a few superstars like Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Larry Doby, Don Newcombe and Ernie Banks, who played briefly during the decline of the Continue Reading

Growing Up Baseball: Introducing Ken Baumgardt

Like many youths, I grew up loving the game of baseball. This is my story. I was blessed to have been born in northern Delaware and situated nearly dead smack between two great baseball stadiums in Baltimore and Philadelphia. They were both my favorites growing up, although I certainly admired Continue Reading