August 3, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode 13: Nicknames Above Replacement

After picking their All-Stars for the 1920 season, Sweetbread and Bucketfoot choose their “All-Nickname” team. Call it “NAR” for nickname above replacement. In this mini-episode, they share their favorites like Pickles Dillhoefer, Ping Bodie, Pie Traynor, Slim Love, Possum Whitted, and more. Who has the highest NAR of the year? Of all-time? Tune in to […]

July 24, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode 12: All-Stars!

We’ve reached the midpoint of the season! Halfway through this historic year. The MLB All-Star Game didn’t start until 1933, but podsmen Matt and Josh (aka “Sweetbread” and “Bucketfoot”) decided to draft their own squads for an imagined mid-summer classic. There are some names you’d expect like Sisler, Hornsby, and Ruth, but also surprises! Hear […]

June 30, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode 11: St. Louis Refuses $200,000 for Hornsby

Podsmen Matt and Josh look at the money side of baseball, as big a part of the game in 1920 as it is today. They also look at some on-field action, covering an important four-game series between the first place Indians and second place Yankees. Player profiles include “Baby Doll” Jacobson and “Specs” Meadows. All […]

June 8, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode 10: “The Ruthermometer”

After a cool April to 1920, Babe Ruth is starting to heat up! He hit a bunch of circuit swats in May; reporters and fans alike are getting excited!  Podsmen too. Hear all about Babe’s hot month as well as the other batsmen making noise in the early part of 1920 on “This Week in […]

May 27, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode 9: “Bingles and Bungles”

Podsman Matt and Josh catch up on the standings this week in 1920 and find that a surprising team is leading the National League. They do a team profile of the Pittsburgh Pirates and also find a funny article called “Bingles and Bungles” published in the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger on May 20, 1920. They also […]

May 12, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode Eight: “SISLER WATCH”

This week, podsman Matt and Josh introduce an exciting new “Sisler Watch” segment to track George Sisler’s attempt to hit .400. They also cover an amazing 26 inning game where both pitchers threw complete games! That’s some epic old-time baseball right there. Also covered are the new rules and changes in statistical record-keeping that MLB […]

May 6, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode Seven: “Game Recap May 17, 1920”

It’s time for a very special episode! We came across this great write-up of a game from May 17, 1920. There were rallies and comebacks and fantastic plays. Extra innings galore! Larry Doyle got kicked out for hurling his bat into the ground! A guy smashed a water bottle in the dugout! So we decided […]

April 28, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode Six: “Opening Day (revisted)”

BAPL podsmen Matt and Josh offer some corrections and additions on episode five and then get right into the action of the 1920 season. Who is off to a hot start? Who is stuck in the basement? The answer might surprise you! They also highlight some of the great nicknames from the 1920 rosters like […]

April 20, 2020

This week in 1920s Baseball, Episode Five: “Opening Day!”

On this week in “This Week in 1920s Baseball,” podsmen Matt and Josh celebrate opening day! Well, opening day 1920 anyway. There is no baseball here in 2020 of course, but we can (and do!) look at the opening of the 1920 season. Who are the favorites to win? What teams are likely to stink […]

April 13, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode Four: “Mailbag”

This week the podsmen field listener questions inspired by the episode about “Gavvy” Cravath. Who was the Chalmers award named after? Why was the Brooklyn team called the “Superbas?” How cool were player-managers? Learn all this and more on This Week in 1920s Baseball!

March 30, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode Three: “Meet Gavvy Cravath”

This week on “This Week in 1920s Baseball,” podsman Josh is flying solo due to social distancing. He’s bringing you a player profile mini-episode, all about Phillies great “Gavvy” Cravath. The podsmen will bring you special episodes like this throughout the year, highlighting individual players, events, debates, or other stuff that catches their fancy. It […]

March 9, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball, Episode Two: “Foster Springs Big Surprise”

In this week in 1920s baseball, we look at the formation of the Negro National League (NNL). The great Rube Foster met with all the major players in black baseball on February 13, 1920 in Kansas City. By the end of the meeting the Negro Leagues were born… Well, history isn’t ever quite that simple, […]