Bob Faller is our guest today in the Clubhouse.
3:31 Unfortunately, Muneesh’s SD card for his camera became corrupted and he lost all of his Cooperstown photos. The photos included in the show notes are courtesy of Jaclyn Boschetti.
7:26 Nearly 20,000 players have made it to the show. 225 of them are in the Hall of Fame. That is roughly 1% of
8:12 John Smoltz was drafted by the Tigers in 1985 before being traded to the Atlanta Braves in 1987. Smoltz would go on to win 213 games, save 154, make eight All-Star games, and a Cy-Young Award. The Tigers received veteran pitcher Doyle Alexander in return. Alexander retired in 1989.
11:23 Lawrence Peter Berra recently turned 90 years old. Happy Birthday Yogi!
13:00 There have been several baseball writers and former players who allege that there are already steroid abusers in the Hall of Fame.
13:41 In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Who knows what the record books would look like If legends like Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige were able to play against Babe Ruth or Walter Johnson.
15:35 Phil Rizzuto was a Hall of Fame shortstop with the New York Yankees and eventually a much beloved broadcaster for the Bronx Bombers who called Roger Maris’ infamous 61st home run in 1961. “Holy Cow” indeed.
17:22 Yogi Berra’s witticisms are fun to hear, but his play behind home plate was other worldly. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/berrayo01.shtml
24:24 Our guest Bob Faller was named after Hall of Famer Bob Feller.
25:15 Phil Niekro was one of the best knuckleballers of all-time and according to Bob’s story one, an all-around awesome guy.
43:30 Hal Morris played for the 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Series team, and also happens to be Anthony’s awesome brother-in-law.
44:30 In 1993, Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan engaged in a nasty round of fisticuffs with White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura.
1:02:32 Tom Seaver wowed Bob’s father along with countless Mets fans across the country.
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