01. Ernie Harwell’s Tribute
02. Bill Akers
03. Breaking In
05. 1921 Cleveland Series
06. 20-Win Season… NOT!
07. 1926 World Series Game 7
08. What Really Matters to a Pitcher
09. 300 Years From Now
On this 1963 LP, Hall of Famer Waite Hoyt spins yarns during rain delays over his long career as Reds broadcaster. The last track ends abruptly, but that’s the way it is on the wax. There was a volume two in the series, which was devoted to Babe Ruth.
A must-have for Gameday Audio listeners: an AppleScript that mutes the audio during a commercial break or pitching change. Mac only, natch.
WFMU’s blog has a post about a cheesy disco record that sings the praises of Pete Rose.
WARNING: NSFW language in this post.
This is a 1898 memo, presumably from the National League, that reports on the salty language used by some players. It’s like a Mitchell report on cussing! (via)
That reminded me of some tracks on the Celebrities at their Worst CD. Managers speak their minds!
Jean Shepherd talks about an exhibition game at Yankee Stadium. From 1966.
I ran across this baseball-related track in the Schoolhouse Rock CD set. Not one of the better S.R. song, to be honest. From 1984.
Number Cruncher MP3
A slightly smutty ditty about a very famous couple. Written & performed by Bob Peck, about whom I can find very little info.
The Old Ball Game (MP3)