Today is part 2 of my interview with author Jeff Katz.
He is the mayor of Cooperstown and the writer of the wonderful book Split Season about the fateful 1981 baseball year.
We talk about Fernando Mania, Billy Ball, Steinbrenner and the Expos.
It is a turn back the clock episode 1,012 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Mark Teixeira, Taijuan Walker, Welington Castillo, Matt Harvey, Adam LaRoche, Marlon Byrd and Kendall Graveman all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
Former All Star pitcher Don Stanhouse joins the podcast today.
In this part of our conversation, Don talks about his days with the Texas Rangers and the Montreal Expos and the many interesting colorful managers he played for.
It is episode 920 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Mike Trout, Danny Duffy, Matt Adams, Mike Leake, Michael Brantley, James Paxton and Darin Ruf all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
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Green Bay’s loss reminded me of the Aaron Boone game… not in a good way.
And Bill Belichick reminds me of Billy Martin… in a good way. New Podcast
This is a fully inflated episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
Billy Sample visits the podcast again to talk about his movie Reunion 108 and his days with the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves.
Plus I put together a new video on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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Forget The DH, Forget The Pitcher Hitting, Lets Hit With 8! Also Teams Should Hit Best Players At The Top
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(The 8 hitters in lineup concept is my idea solely, I am agreeing with Sully on his lineup relevance for his approach for 1 and 2 hitters) – CB
I was listening to an archived show I did with James Acevedo, on our inaugural “2 And A Hook Podcast” show last March.
We were talking about the Designated Hitter position weakening by the year, and the Pitcher not doing any justice at the plate either.
In the show, I haphazardly referred to “they should just hit with 8 hitters.”
I forgot about the whole thing soon after saying it last year, but now I haven’t stopped thinking about for the last hour of today.
Baseball writers often will tell you it is best to write what is fresh on your mind. Read the rest of this entry
While reading through the book Billy Ball by Billy Martin (and Phil Pepe), I stumbled across an interesting passage.
Evidently Billy Martin and I had similar ideas of how to set up a batting order… one where common sense triumphs of conventional wisdom.
I recorded today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast next to a swimming pool.
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The Expansion Era is composed of players, executives and managers who made their greatest career contributions between 1973 – present.
Of the 12 selected, any candidate receiving 12 of 16 votes, (seventy-five percent) will gain election into The National Baseball Hall of Fame with a ceremonial induction scheduled for July of 2014.
Dwight Evans Cannon For An Arm
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
By Patrick Languzzi (Cooperstown Correspondent): Follow @patricklanguzzi
From January 29th – 31st, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) Historical Overview Committee met in Cooperstown to screen potential candidates for the 2014 Expansion Era ballot (Veterans Committee). The 12-member ballot will be released in the fall and is scheduled to be voted on at the baseball winter meetings in December by a 16-member electorate.
The Expansion Era is comprised of players, executives and managers who made their greatest career contributions between 1973 – present. Eligible players must be retired for at least 21 years and have played at least 10 major league seasons. Managers and Umpires are eligible five years after retirement, with 10 years of service, or six months from the date of election after retirement, if they are 65 years or older.
All candidates receiving at least 12 of 16 votes (75 percent of the 16 ballots) will gain election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame for a July 2014 ceremonial induction.
Under the new rules, the Veterans Committee ballots run on a three-year rotation beginning in 2010 with the Expansion Era (1973 – present), Golden Era (1947 – 1972) and Pre-Integration Era (1871 – 1946).
Here’s a look at the selected nominees from 2010. Long retired players; Dave Concepcion, Steve Garvey, Vida Blue, Ron Guidry, Tommy John, Al Oliver, Rusty Staub and Ted Simmons. Manager Billy Martin and executives George Steinbrenner, Pat Gillick and Marvin Miller.
Pat Gillick HOF Induction Speech: