Episode 6: Pat Ahearne - LA Dodgers/Detroit Tigers

Show Notes

Pat Ahearne is our guest today in the Clubhouse.

Please visit Thewayofbaseball.com to learn more about how Pat can help you with your pitching mechanics. 

1:55 Jim Kaat won 283 games in the Majors. Why is he not in the Hall of Fame? If you want the chance to meet amazing ball players like Jim, or award winning authors like Ira Berkow and Bill Pennington, check out the events schedule at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse

2:15 Pat was the winning pitcher in the 1992 College Baseball World Series.

10:17 Sorry Rangers fans. But in 2011, Texas was one out away from winning their first World Series when Cardinals third baseman David Freese hit a game-tying triple. The Cardinals would go on to win games 6 and 7 to win their NL leading 11th World Series title.

12:00 The concept of effective velocity is fascinating. Let Pat's buddy Perry Husband teach you all about it at his website hittingisaguess.com

13:30 Greg Maddux v. Barry Bonds. We're not sure if this is the exact at-bat that Pat was talking about, but it's always fun to watch Bonds pop out.

17:00 Pete Rose was indeed the last player-manager in MLB history.

27:40 1979 Dodgers lineup that Pat imitated in his back yard.

29:.30 The odds of becoming a Major League Baseball player according to www.hsbaseballweb.com: "Approximately one in 200, or approximately 0.5 percent of high school senior boys playing interscholastic baseball will eventually be drafted by an MLB team."

31:10 "Throwing a bullpen" is a term used in baseball which refers to a practice session when a pitcher will throw approximately 30 pitches usually in the bullpen.

33:42 Andy Lopez recruited Pat to play at Pepperdine University.

36:15 Rob Wilfong was the scout who drafted Pat to the Detroit Tigers in 1992. 

43:30 Kirk Gibson. Cecil Fielder. Two players whose posters lined Muneesh's childhood bedroom. John Flaherty caught Pat's first big league game for the Tigers.

37:50 Oral Hershieser was Pat's favorite pitcher growing up. In fact, Jim Kaat remembered Pat as "Oral Jr." due to Pat's emulation of Oral's pitching mechanics. 

50:15 How did Anthony do with his Vin Scully impression? 

51:48 Don Newcombe was the first player to win the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young award and the league MVP award.

53:30 Kirk Gibson's two infamous World Series home runs in 1984 and 1988.

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