January 23, 2020

This Week in 1920s Baseball: Episode One

BAPL podsmen Matt and Josh bring you a new podcast series: “This Week in 1920s Baseball.” They break down the hot takes on the season that was 100 years ago, using the library newspaper archives for research on the games and all the off-season action as it was reported.

The first episode covers the big baseball event of baseball in January of 1920. It just so happens to be one of the biggest off-season baseball moves (if not the biggest) of all time: the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees. How much was the sale actually for? How did the Sox owner spin it? Was the Broadway show No, No, Nanette actually involved? Learn all this and more (including a digression onto the topic of old-school computer game MicroLeague Baseball) on “This Week in 1920s Baseball!”

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This Week in 1920s Baseball: Episode One

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