A podcast that explores the strange, the zany, the funny, and sometimes, the criminal elements from the world of sports. And sometimes other things
When a plane carrying 11 members of the VVS Moscow Hockey Club crashed, everyone on board died. Then came the cover up...
The backstory of how a folksy, quick witted, singing politician from rural Kentucky helped integrate professional baseball
This Is ObscureBall
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Home Field Advantage
As Baseball stadiums go, The Metrodome was quirky as they come. But did The Minnesota Twins manipulate the conditions to their advantage?
Hall of Shame
To the average baseball fan Mel Hall was a mediocre ballplayer with an outsized ego. To his victims, he was sexual predator and destructive figure.
What's The Use?
In 1900, more than a century before The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox got in trouble for electronically stealing signs, a man named Pearce Chiles orchestrated a complex scheme to steal signs from opposing teams. Also, he went to jail for another thing he did THEN busted out and tried to play baseball again. Classic stuff.
Bob LeMoine from The Society For American Baseball Research also helped out with this episode.