Episode 40: Jon Hamm Part 1 - St. Louis Cardinals

Show Notes

Jon Hamm is our guest today in the Clubhouse.

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4:57 The Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1982 World Series. The Brewers would move from the American League to the National League in 1998.

5:38 Hall of Famers Jim Palmer and Earl Weaver helped the Orioles become a perennially winning team in the 1970s, while the Cardinals struggled to put together a consistently good team on the field.

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.

8:30 The Cardinals won the NL Pennant in 1985 and 1987, however could not push past the eventual World Series winners of the Kansas City Royals (1985) and the Minnesota Twins (1987).

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. 

21:45 In 2011 the Cardinals secured their NL leading, 11th World Series Championship by defeating the Texas Rangers in dramatic fashion (sorry Rangers fans).

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 clubhousepocast@gmail.com 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

38:46 Joe Buck. Send your hate mail to clubhousepocast@gmail.com

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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