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Baseball is Dumb is a baseball history podcast where we examine the dumbest stories from America's pastime.

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Baseball is Dumb is a baseball history podcast where we examine the dumbest stories from America's pastime.

    Marge Schott, Baseball's Racist Aunt, Part Three: Downfall

    Marge Schott, Baseball's Racist Aunt, Part Three: Downfall

    We conclude our trilogy on Marge Schott as she gets herself in trouble throughout the entire 1990's. 
    Follow the show on social media: @dumbbaseball
    Sources: 
    https://www.espn.com/classic/obit/s/2004/0302/1749114.html
    https://www.azsnakepit.com/2011/5/9/2159424/baseballs-greatest-scandals-marge-schott-cincinnati-reds
    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/10/873511957/a-stadium-name-once-meant-to-honor-now-offends
    https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/marge-schott/
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/2022/06/30/cincinnati-reds-former-owner-marge-schott-did-she-pleased/7725069001/
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/history/2015/03/30/complicated-legacy-marge-schott/70456798/
    https://www.encyclopedia.com/sports/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/schott-marge
    https://www.si.com/mlb/2014/11/19/heaven-help-marge-schott-rick-reilly-si-60
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8491927/charles-joseph-schott#view-photo=243195014
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5098012/walter-edward-schott#view-photo=243561160
    https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/bob-howsam/
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/06/13/owner-schott-surrenders-reds-reins/cdbea6da-e7e9-4f72-a114-4cda79818db3/
    https://www.nytimes.com/1999/04/21/sports/baseball-schott-agrees-to-sell-reds.html

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Marge Schott, Baseball's Racist Aunt, Part Two: The Palpatine Years

    Marge Schott, Baseball's Racist Aunt, Part Two: The Palpatine Years

    Now the owner of the Cincinnati Reds, Marge brings her cartoon pettiness (and racism) to the big leagues. Also, just as a heads up, there are slurs in this one.
    Support the show:
    Twitter - @Dumbbaseball
    Insta - baseball_is_dumb

    • 1 hr
    Marge Schott, Baseball's Racist Aunt, Part One: A Woman in a Man's World

    Marge Schott, Baseball's Racist Aunt, Part One: A Woman in a Man's World

    For our first series we're going to be examining the life of former Cincinnati Reds owner, Marge Schott, perhaps the worst person to own a baseball team. 
    Follow the show: 
    Twitter: @DumbBaseball
    @Ian_with_an_i
    Instagram: @baseball_is_dumb
    @dorkus_supreme

    • 57 min
    Florida Man Cursed To Be Good Pitcher

    Florida Man Cursed To Be Good Pitcher

    In this episode, we're joined by Stephen to discuss how Zack Greinke became one of the game's best pitchers, despite not wanting to be one in the first place. 
    Socials: @dumb_baseball, @dorkus_supreme
    SOURCES:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_Greinke
    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2526441-zack-greinke-attacking-history-like-few-pitchers-have-in-modern-era
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2015/07/13/zack-greinke-incredible-first-half-all-star-game/30115935/
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/la-xpm-2013-feb-15-la-sp-0216-plaschke-greinke-20130216-story.html
    https://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/winner/state
    https://vault.si.com/vault/2015/08/03/art-nothing
    https://www.mlb.com/news/managers-prank-players-getting-call-to-majors
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/greinza01.shtml
    https://studentunionsports.com/baseballs-enigma-the-best-zack-greinke-stories/#:~:text=Greinke%20Wanted%20to%20Get%20Sent%20Down&text=Early%20in%20the%20year%2C%20he,%E2%80%9CI%20don't%20know.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/greinkes-redemption-pursuit-perfection-163800891--mlb.html
    https://www.mlb.com/cut4/zack-greinke-signs-with-arizona-diamondbacks/c-158874402
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/greinza01.shtml
    https://stathead.com/tiny/ag83B
    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/251411-the-zack-greinke-contract-extension
    https://reviewingthebrew.com/2017/12/19/milwaukee-brewers-greinke-royals-trade/
    https://www.dailynews.com/2014/10/05/los-angeles-dodgers-get-a-huge-lift-in-game-2-from-zack-greinke/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    How To Get Sued By A Roller Derby Team

    How To Get Sued By A Roller Derby Team

    Don't call it a come back! Like, for real, don't do that. For our glorious return we discuss the many nicknames of Cleveland baseball, the first American Indian player in the majors and, of course, how that all culminated into a lawsuit. 
    Corrections: Louis was not over 6 feet. Baseball reference has him listed as 5 foot 11 inch MANLET. Baseball gloves were in use during Louis' playing days, though they looked much different than they do today.  
    SOCIAL MEDIA: 
    Twitter: @DumbBaseball, @Ian_with_an_i
    Instagram: Baseball is Dumb, dorkus_supreme
    SOURCES:
    Baseball’s First Indian; The Story of Penobscot Legend Louis Sockalexis by Ed Rice
    https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/patsy-tebeau/
    https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/jesse-burkett/
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/CLV/index.shtml
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6761887/
    https://apihtawikosisan.com/2012/10/the-stereotype-of-the-drunken-indian/
    https://www.cleveland19.com/2021/04/05/cleveland-american-indian-movement-protests-cleveland-indians-team-name-mascot-opening-day/
    https://www.wtrf.com/news/ohio-headlines/the-history-of-the-cleveland-indians-name/
    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/cleveland-indians-name-change-history-of-franchise-nickname-chief-wahoo-logo-and-calls-for-a-switch/
    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/aaron-judge-free-agency-four-options-for-yankees-if-record-setting-slugger-signs-elsewhere/
    https://beltmag.com/secret-history-chief-wahoo/
    https://www.latimes.com/sports/mlb/la-sp-indians-wahoo-20180129-story.html
    https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/sports/mlb/2022/10/06/why-did-the-cleveland-guardians-change-their-name-tampa-did-too/69544304007/
    https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/sports/mlb/cleveland-guardians/2021/10/27/guardians-roller-derby-team-files-lawsuit-against-baseball-club-cleveland-indians-name-change/8564870002/
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/sockach01.shtml

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Yankee Wife Swap

    The Yankee Wife Swap

    In this episode, we're joined by Love Drunk's Charlotte Rose to discuss that one time two Yankee players traded wives, kids, and dogs too! 
    Check out Charlotte's show Love Drunk: 
    https://open.spotify.com/show/0x8OghblATxzCpFdYYVJ2r
    https://twitter.com/lovedrunkpod
    https://www.instagram.com/lovedrunkpod/?hl=en
    @ohcharlotterose
    Our socials: 
    https://www.instagram.com/baseball_is_dumb/?hl=en
    https://twitter.com/DumbBaseball
    @dorkus_supreme
    SOURCES:
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/mar/7/20050307-121328-5084r/
    https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iTAcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ElgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6937,4844728&dq=mike+kekich+fritz+peterson+marilyn&hl=en
    https://archive.org/details/JimmyScottJimmyScott_sHigh_Tight_TheFritzPetersonInterview
    https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/original-wife-swap-yankee-pitchers-trade-lives-article-1.2138703
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/k/kekicmi01.shtml
    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/peterfr01.shtml
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Peterson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Kekich
    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/856629-fritz-peterson-and-mike-kekich-ruined-their-careers-pleasing-ben-afflect
    https://www.espn.com/page2/s/list/baseball/shocking/moments.html
    https://nymag.com/guides/summer/2011/mike-kekich-fritz-peterson/
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2015/04/10/affleck-damon-still-pursuing-yankees-wife-swap-movie/4izzMCJBzQPINDj8MDywpN/story.html

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Tsubasa-myuu ,

Incredible pod!

The energy this podcast has is second to none! Every episode is better than the last; I can’t wait for the next one!

CaptainDonald ,

Baseball may be dumb, but this podcast is not!

10/10 podcast. Highly recommend. Hosts have great chemistry and have intelligent and fun conversations every episode. Keep it coming!

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