dead ball - tragedies in baseball history
By Tim Scott and Chuck Walters
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This podcast explores the lives of baseball players who died tragically young.
||CleanEpisode 22: Marty Bergen||Marty Bergan was one of baseball's finest catchers in the late 19th century. Plagued by mental illness throught his career, Marty had problems getting along with his coaches and teammate. Marty's trubles would lead to an early and violent de...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Christy Mathewson||In the early 20th century, Christy Mathewson became baseball's first superstar. Although, Mathewson would experience unimaginable success in his baseball career, his private life would be defined by heartbreaking tragedy.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Steve Olin and Tim Crews||In 1993, Pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were hoping to lead the Cleveland Indians to their first world series since 1948. That Spring, the new teammates were getting to know each other at a cook out when tragedy struck.||5/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Eddie Bennett||Please join us as we discuss the life and tragic death of famed New York Yankee Bat Boy Eddie Bennett. Special Thanks to our editor Ben Fitton. MUSIC Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere The Secret to Growing Up by Lee Rosevere Lee Rosevere - http://fr.||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Black Saturday||On August 8, 1903 a large section of the outfield bleachers collapsed at The Baker Bowl in Philadelphia. It was to become the deadliest event in baseball history. Special thanks to our editor Ben Fitton. MUSIC Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere The Sec.||3/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: J.R. Richard||In the 1970s J.R. Richard was one of the most dominant pitchers in the National League. A diblitating stroke in 1980 would soon leave him homeless and living under a bridge in downtown Houston. Special thanks to our editor Ben Litton. MUSIC Sad Marim.||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Don Wilson||In the early 1970s, Don Wilson,became the ace of the Houston Astros pitching staff and one of the best pitchers in the National League. Then something went terribly wrong. MUSIC Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere The Secret to Growing Up by Lee Roseve.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Tony Conigliaro||Tony Conigilaro made it to the Major Leagues with his hometown Boston Red Sox at age 19. Tony C. would become the youngest American League player to reach 100 home runs in a career. The future look bright for the local boy who made good. But that all .||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Donnie Moore||In 1986, Donnie Moore gave up a home run that cost his team, The Califorina Angels, the American League pennant. Less than three years later, Donnie Moore shot his wife and then committed suicide. Special Thanks to our Editor Ben Fitton. USIC Sad Marim.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 Charles "Victory" Faust||John McGraw's New York Giants won the 1911 National League pennant with the help of a good luck charm named Charles "Victor" Faust. Special Thanks to our editor Ben Fitton MUSIC Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere The Secret to G...||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Eddie Waitkus||As a young baseball player Eddie Waitkus had unlimted potential, but when he was just 29 years old Eddie had a violent encounter with an obsessed fan that would change his life and career forever. Eddie's story would become the basis for the nove...||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Eric Show||Eric Show will forever be remembered as the Pitcher who gave up Pete Rose's record breaking base hit in 1985. But Eric's life was much more troubled than anything that could happen on a baseball diamond,||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Alan Wiggins||Alan Wiggins grew up in poverty. He was raised by a single mother in inner city Los Angeles. As a child, Alan dreamed of playing major league baseball and making a better life for his mother. Alan achieved his dream in 1981 when he ma||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Grover Cleveland Alexander||Grover Cleveland Alexander is known as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. His 373 wins ranks third best of all time. But his struggles off the field were too much to overcome.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Mark Fidrych||Mark "The Bird" Fidrych took the baseball world by storm in 1976 with his crazy antics and superb pitching. During one magical season, he won 19 games and was named The American League Rookie of The Year. Overnight "The Bird" becam...||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Lyman Bostock||Lyman Bostock was one of baseball's best players in the 1970s. He was one of the first players to test free agency by signing a multi-million dollar contract with the Califorina Angels. The future looked bright for the 27 year old Bostock but the...||8/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Ken Hubbs||Ken Hubbs was the 1962 National League Rookie of the Year for the Chicago Cubs. In his first year, Hubbs set the major league record for most consecutive games without an error for a second baseman. The future look bright for the young man from Califo||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Willard Hershberger||Willard Hershberger became the Cincinnati Reds starting catcher during their 1940 championship season. Willard, who struggled with demons from an early age, would soon become overwhelmed with the pressure of being a major league baseball player. MU||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Norm Cash||Norm Cash was a 5 time American League All-Star who hit 377 career home runs. Cash won the 1961 A.L. Batting title and led the Tigers to a World Championship in 1968. Norm was well liked by his teammates and was known for his great sense of humor.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03: Jim McGlothlin||Jim McGlothlin appeared on his was to a Hall of Fame career. By the time he was 29 he had already pitched in two all-star games and had lead the Cincinnati Reds to National League titles in 1970 and 1972. McGlothlin was on top of the world, but then||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Thurman Munson||Thurmon Munson was a star catcher and team captain of the New York Yankees in the 1970s. Munson's life was tragically cut short when he was killed in a plane crash in 1979. Edited by Ben Fitton MUSIC Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere The Secre...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01 Ray Chapman||Ray Chapman was a star player for the Cleveland Indians in 1920 when be became the first Major League player to die after being hit by a pitch. Edited by Ben Fitton MUSIC Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere The Secret to Growing Up by Lee Rosevere L||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Read the title. Enough said.
My two favorite hosts, with the sexiest voices in podcasting. Can't go wrong with these fellas
Tim & The Colonel rule.
First review! If this podcast is anything like History Dweebs, Deadball is Denny Mac approved.