Episode 14: Mackenzie Astin - LA Dodgers

Mackenzie Astin is our guest today in the Clubhouse.

You can follow Mackenzie on Twitter @mackenzieastin

2:53 Mackenzie gets to listen to Vin Scully call his home team’s games. Here are some of Vin's best calls. Lucky man that Mackenzie Astin.

3:17 Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio had a complicated relationship. Click here to read a bit about it. 

4:20 Mackenzie’s father is actor John Astin who played Gomez Addams on the television show The Addams Family. Mackenzie’s mother is actress Patty Duke who has won multiple Emmy’s and an Academy Award. Mackenzie’s brother is Sean Astin who you may know from his roles in Goonies, Rudy, Lord of the Rings and much more.

9:10 In 2013, Muneesh drove 17,000 miles in 95 days to watch a ball game at all 30 MLB stadiums. To read write-ups, see photos and hear interviews with fans at all 30 parks, please visit roundingthird.netao dzrv idit

9:37 In 2013, David Ortiz hit a game tying grand slam in the second game of the ALCS. The Red Sox would go on to defeat the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. Sorry Muneesh.

10:08 The Chicago Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908. Their last appearance in the World Series was in 1945 where they lost to the Detroit Tigers. Sorry Anthony. 

16:00 The Dodgers of Mackenzie's youth include Ron Cey, Bill Russel, Davey Lopes and Steve Garvey.

17:30 Steve Garvey is an often forgotten player to younger generations. He still holds the consecutive games streak for the National League with 1,207 (the ESPN article that is linked in this note has the number wrong).

18:45 Is is Mackenzie's great shame that he missed the 1988 World Series that saw his Dodgers defeat the Oakland Athletics four games to one. We all remember that one special moment from that series starring Mr. Kirk Gibson

20:00 Do yourself a favor and watch this brilliant clip of Tigers manager Sparky Anderson laughing as the San Diego Padres elect not to walk Kirk Gibson in the 1984 World Series.

21:30 Kirk Gibson played for the Michigan State Spartans.

22:05 The Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees to win the World Series in 1981.

22:15 The Dodgers and the Yankees have a storied history, facing off against each other 11 times in the World Series.

23:05 *Warning: Watching someone get hit in the head by a pitch is not fun* Ron Cey gets hit in the head by a pitch from Goose Gossage. 

23:42 For the fist time in MLB history, there were three MVPs named for the 1981 World Series: Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager.

25:08 Mickey Hatcher replaced Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series and hit three home runs despite only hitting three during the entire regular season.

27:00 Listen to Muneesh's interview with a fascinating woman in St. Louis on his Rounding Third podcast.

30:00 Muneesh has a 2016 Baseball Stadium Wall Calendar for sale. It makes the perfect gift! You can pre-order it here!

30:30 Check out the Clubhouse Podcast archives for more awesome guests like former Detroit Tigers pitcher Pat Ahearne

31:07 The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Dodgers in the 2014 NLDS. Sorry Mackenzie.

41:52 Cal Ripken Jr. sets the new mark for MLB consecutive games played at 2,632.

43:28 You've all seen Field of Dreams. If not, this episode is over, go watch it now please.

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