May 28, 2021

Episode 26: Decoration Day

On this week in This Week in 1920s Baseball, Sweetbread and Bucketfoot get ready for the Memorial Day holiday by talking about how it was celebrated 100 years ago in the world of baseball. The holiday was actually known as “Decoration Day” at the time and it was a somber affair in 1921 as several ballplayers including Eddie Grant had fought and died overseas. Writer Grantland Rice penned a moving tribute to Eddie, read for you by Sweetbread. The plaque which went up at the Polo Grounds that day, May 30, 1921, later went missing, and you know the podsmen enjoy a good mystery! They also talk about hot-hitting Harry Heilman, Rogers Hornsby’s stellar season, Babe Ruth in the bathtub, and much more! All this week in This Week in 1920s Baseball!

 

This Week in 1920s Baseball
This Week in 1920s Baseball
Episode 26: Decoration Day
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