No guest this week as Anthony and Muneesh continue their season long journey to check off the final parks on Anthony's 30-stadium list. Today's episode is brought to you from the 2015 All Star Game at the Great American Ballpark. To follow along with the this current road trip, we recommend you start with Episode 16.
Check out the game recap for the All Star Game here.
1:35 If you haven't heard of Zack Hample, you are in for a treat. Zack is the gentleman who caught Alex Rodriguez's 3,000 hit. But there is a lot more to his story that you need to go check out now. Visit his website www.zackhample.com. Check out his blog. Watch this Vice documentary about him. Follow him on Twitter @zack_hample.
8:00 You can watch Zack in action as he snags Mike Trout's first MLB home run.
11:35 Don "Groundhog" Johnson played for the Chicago American Giants, Philadelphia Stars, Baltimore Elite Giants and the Detroit Stars of the Negro Leagues from 1947-1953.
13:35 The Indianapolis Clowns played in the Negro Leagues. They were known for their comedic antics (a la the Harlem Globetrotters in basketball). However their most significant contribution to the sport was signing a young Hank Aaron to his first professional contract.
18:29 Winfield Welch was a manager in the Negro Leagues that you should all read up on.
13:30 The 2002 All Star Game ended in a tie.
16:15 The home team has won the World Series 60% of the time. Home field advantage matters.
24:45 Muneesh has a 2016 Baseball Stadium Wall Calendar for sale. It makes the perfect gift! You can order it here! Make sure you send in your trivia questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ClubhousePod and you may win a signed copy of the calendar!
Check out our archives for other great guests like film and television actor Joey Slotnick!
55:30 Former Detroit Tiger Willie Horton played a crucial role in suppressing the riots in Detroit during the summer of 1967.
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