Jon Hamm is our guest today in the Clubhouse.
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5:47 The Big Red Machine was the nickname for the collection of Cincinnati Reds who dominated Major League Baseball in the early 70s.
6:41 St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Ted Simmons played an integral part in Jon's young life. They remain friends to this day.
7:22 Click here to read up on the Harvey's Wallbangers Brewers of 1982.
10:00 The Rams NFL team has an interesting lineage. They have been the Cleveland Rams, Los Angeles Rams and now the St. Louis Rams. For a brief period from 1980-1982, they called Anaheim home, which is why Jon's friend had an Anaheim Rams jersey on.
14:09 KMOX, the radio home of the St. Louis Cardinals, is allergy responsible for the national fanbase the Cardinals of accrued (in addition to all of the winning of course).
15:22 In 2006, the Cardinals defeated Muneesh's beloved Detroit Tigers in the World Series. Jon is right, the Tigers forgot how to throw the ball to first base.
24:27 Since recording this episode, we have some news about the Cardinals hacking scandal. Ex-Cardinals scouting director, Chris Correa, plead guilty to hacking the Houston Astros player database.
27:40 Hall of Famer Joe Torre managed the Cardinals from 1990-1995. He did not do a very good job. He had taken over to Whitey Herzog (so close Jimmy Pardo), who led the Cards to three NL Pennants and one World Series victory during his time at the helm.
29:23 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 the lawyer who cleaned up baseball, Charles Scheeler!!
31:52 While a large percentage of ballplayers were abusing steroids and other performance enhancing drugs in the '90s and 2000s, Mark McGwire grabbed many of the headlines as he was the first to break Roger Maris' home run record of 61.
36:00 What more needs to be said about Pete Rose.
45:21 Check out these amazing news reel clips from the 1919 World Series that saw the White Sox throw the game against the Cincinnati Reds.
45:55 Jon narrated the 2011 Cardinals World Series DVD. You can order it here.
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