15 episodes

This podcast explores the lives of baseball players who died tragically young.

dead ball - tragedies in baseball history Tim Scott

    • Baseball
    • 4.6 • 115 Ratings

This podcast explores the lives of baseball players who died tragically young.

    The Three Amigos

    The Three Amigos

    Three best friends and rising stars who would not live to see their promise fulfilled.  #Cardinals #Brewers #WWI #Ohio 

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    • 23 min
    Harry Agganis - The Golden Greek

    Harry Agganis - The Golden Greek

    This is the story of Harry Agganis - The Golden Greek. #Boston #RedSox #Terriers #tragedy #MLB
    Sources: 
    https://www.baseball-almanac.com/deaths/harry_agganis_obituary.shtml
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3608/harry-agganis
    https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/harry-agganis/
    https://lynnjournal.com/2018/06/28/harry-agganis-story-reads-like-a-greek-myth/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Agganis
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_Zauchin

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    • 18 min
    Fred Hutchinson

    Fred Hutchinson

    The life and career of Fred Hutchinson #Tigers #Reds #MLB #WWII #Cardinals #Detroit #Cincinnati #Rainiers #HutchAward 

    Sources: 

    https://tht.fangraphs.com/the-final-year-of-fred-hutchinsons-life/
    https://www.lookoutlanding.com/2019/7/5/20682442/how-fred-hutchinson-saved-baseball-in-seattle-mariners
    https://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=hutchfr01
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10707/frederick-charles-hutchinson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Sick

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    • 19 min
    Eddie Gaedel

    Eddie Gaedel

    Eddie Gaedel, a little person known for a string of celebrity gigs, became a participant in one of the most outlandish publicity stunts in baseball history, when in 1951, he came to bat for the hapless St. Louis Browns.

    Although Eddie gained a great deal of notoriety for the stunt, a few years later, he was the victim of a  murder that remains unsolved to this day.   #Veeck #Gaedel #StLouis #MLB #Baseball #Orioles #ChiSox #Chicago

    The Dead Ball Podcast is created by Tim Scott. This week’s episode was written by Nina Innsted and Tim Scott. Chuck Walters is our technical consultant and audio editor.


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    • 29 min
    Lou Gehrig

    Lou Gehrig

    Yankee legend Lou Gehrig.

    The Dead Ball Podcast is created by Tim Scott. This week’s episode was written by Nina Innsted and Tim Scott. Chuck Walters is our technical consultant and audio editor. If you’re enjoying the podcast, take a moment to leave a rating or review on your favorite pod catcher, it helps other baseball lovers find the show and the stories shared here. #MLB #History #Yankees #NewYork 

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    Sources:
    "Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig" by Jonathan Eig Simon & Schuster 2006

    " Lou Gehrig The Lost Memoir" Allan D. Gaff Simon and Shuster, 2020

    "Pinestripe Empire" by Marty Appel Blumsberry Press 2019

    "Babe The Legend Comes to Life" " by Robert Creamer Simon and Shuster , 1992

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    • 34 min
    Roberto Clemente

    Roberto Clemente

    The short life and impressive career of Roberto Clemente #Clemente #21 #Pirates #MLB #Baseball #Pittsburgh 


    Dead Ball is created by Tim Scott. 
    Written by Nina Innsted
    Researched by Haley Gray and Tim Scott. 
    Technical Consultant/Audio production by Chuck Walters. 

    To learn more, or talk with like minded baseball fans, join the Dead Ball Discussion Group on Facebook.    

    Sources: 

    1.      https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/clemente-roberto

    2.      https://robertoclementefoundation.com/roberto-clemente-bio/

    3.      https://www.mlb.com/player/roberto-clemente-112391?stats=career-r-hitting-minors&year=2020

    4.      http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/low/dates/stories/december/23/newsid_2540000/2540045.stm

    5.      https://www.nytimes.com/1973/01/02/archives/clemente-pirates-star-dies-in-crash-of-plane-carrying-aid-to.html

    6.      https://www.leagle.com/decision/1976986422fsupp5641885.xml

    7.      https://robertoclementefoundation.com/roberto-clemente-veteran/

    8.      https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-douglas-dc-7cf-san-juan-5-killed

    9.      http://www.robertoclemente.si.edu/english/virtual_story_beyond_10.htm

    10.   https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/blog/western-pennsylvania-history/roberto-clemente-rookie-season

    11.   https://sabr.org/gamesproj/game/september-1-1971-pirates-field-first-all-black-lineup-in-baseball-history/

    12. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-star-dies-in-plane-c

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

Paul Vercillo ,

Kindred Spirits

I just recently found this podcast and I can’t get enough. When I was a young boy, just getting to know baseball from what my dad taught me and collecting baseball cards, I was always drawn to the tragic stories that were part of the fabric of the game. This podcast tells these stories and finding it was like finding kindred spirits! Can’t recommend highly enough!

dotch ,

Great and interesting!

It’s about Baseball players but much more. You don’t have to be a baseball fan to love this podcast! Tim does such a great job!

Mayorjamin ,

The Baseball Historians Podcast

One of the Best baseball history podcast out there!

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