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I am Chad Cain your host of One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks. I am going to be bringing the history of baseball and basketball to life. For every one of you that doesn’t know anything about the history of baseball or basketball, this is your place to learn. If you know some knowledge about baseball and basketball this is your place to know more. If you have more knowledge than others around you this is your safe space. I can always learn from each and every one of you as well.
I was born in 1982 and was instantly a sports fan. You may ask yourself “how does a newborn become a sports fan”? My grandpa was a huge sports fan. His fandom was contagious. Of the 7 kids, my grandparents have my uncle, that is basically my older brother by 18 years, who is a huge sports fan as well. Between my grandpa and my uncle, I became an instant sports fan. My grandpa was a huge Yankees fan. But we are from Iowa and can’t watch games. In 1982 my grandpa had cable television installed. He instantly became a Cubs fan. My grandpa worked 3 pm-1130pm as a welder. He would be able to watch the start of the game on TV and then finish the game on the radio.
About 9 or 10 years old I became fascinated by baseball. All-day and every day if possible I would play baseball whether it was with my friends or with my cousin and uncle trying to hit home runs. I would also have conversations with my uncle and my grandpa about the game. Like who they thought was an underrated player or who they thought the best players were. I would do school reports on the history of how Major League Baseball started. I would get baseball quiz games since this was before Google. I would read as many books growing up as I could about baseball. My favorite thing about it all was looking into the past and bringing it alive by telling anyone that would listen to the stories of leagues, teams, and players. This would lead to debates which is probably my second favorite thing to do because it gets everyone talking and discussing their opinions.
Then as I got older my grandpa, my uncle, and I would broaden our conversations to basketball. This was the nineties when Jordan and the Bulls reign supreme. I was not really a Bulls fan like everyone else but I followed them and would root for them in playoffs. My favorite basketball team is the LA Clippers. My second favorite is the Boston Celtics. We started to discuss the 70’s and 80’s NBA compared to the ’90s. I had to get one up on them so I did what I knew and started researching everything I possibly could to get that one up on them.
The talks and discussions I had with my grandpa and uncle growing up are what inspired me to start this podcast. The enjoyment of researching, doing the comparisons, and presenting my findings is why I enjoy it. As listeners and fans of the show, I hope you gain just a little bit of knowledge to use whenever you need that bit of sports knowledge.
The famous words of my grandpa’s 3rd favorite player Yogi Berra “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”

One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks Chad Cain

    • Sports

I am Chad Cain your host of One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks. I am going to be bringing the history of baseball and basketball to life. For every one of you that doesn’t know anything about the history of baseball or basketball, this is your place to learn. If you know some knowledge about baseball and basketball this is your place to know more. If you have more knowledge than others around you this is your safe space. I can always learn from each and every one of you as well.
I was born in 1982 and was instantly a sports fan. You may ask yourself “how does a newborn become a sports fan”? My grandpa was a huge sports fan. His fandom was contagious. Of the 7 kids, my grandparents have my uncle, that is basically my older brother by 18 years, who is a huge sports fan as well. Between my grandpa and my uncle, I became an instant sports fan. My grandpa was a huge Yankees fan. But we are from Iowa and can’t watch games. In 1982 my grandpa had cable television installed. He instantly became a Cubs fan. My grandpa worked 3 pm-1130pm as a welder. He would be able to watch the start of the game on TV and then finish the game on the radio.
About 9 or 10 years old I became fascinated by baseball. All-day and every day if possible I would play baseball whether it was with my friends or with my cousin and uncle trying to hit home runs. I would also have conversations with my uncle and my grandpa about the game. Like who they thought was an underrated player or who they thought the best players were. I would do school reports on the history of how Major League Baseball started. I would get baseball quiz games since this was before Google. I would read as many books growing up as I could about baseball. My favorite thing about it all was looking into the past and bringing it alive by telling anyone that would listen to the stories of leagues, teams, and players. This would lead to debates which is probably my second favorite thing to do because it gets everyone talking and discussing their opinions.
Then as I got older my grandpa, my uncle, and I would broaden our conversations to basketball. This was the nineties when Jordan and the Bulls reign supreme. I was not really a Bulls fan like everyone else but I followed them and would root for them in playoffs. My favorite basketball team is the LA Clippers. My second favorite is the Boston Celtics. We started to discuss the 70’s and 80’s NBA compared to the ’90s. I had to get one up on them so I did what I knew and started researching everything I possibly could to get that one up on them.
The talks and discussions I had with my grandpa and uncle growing up are what inspired me to start this podcast. The enjoyment of researching, doing the comparisons, and presenting my findings is why I enjoy it. As listeners and fans of the show, I hope you gain just a little bit of knowledge to use whenever you need that bit of sports knowledge.
The famous words of my grandpa’s 3rd favorite player Yogi Berra “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”

    SHN Presents: This Day in Sports History - SHN Trailers

    SHN Presents: This Day in Sports History - SHN Trailers

    When Football Is Football is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    HIGHLIGHTED SHOW: THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
    Relive the greatest moments in sports every day of the year. From the triumphs to the tragedies, the first to do it to the last time it happened, the unbelievable to the strange, This Day in Sports History is a 365-day journey remembering those significant events that made a lasting impact. 
    HOST: STEVE WHITE
    Steve White has spent most of his life behind a microphone. As a kid, he realized the power of the spoken word, hanging out with his dad while the pair talked to people around the world via ham radio.
    Later, Steve put that penchant for communication into practice and ventured into radio and TV. He worked for a few television stations in North Carolina doing sports reporting and anchoring before transitioning to voiceover in 2015. He’s voiced more than 80 audiobooks in a variety of genres.
    He’s never been much for awards, probably due to the fact he’s never won any but he loves the challenge of diving into new projects. His ‘This Day in Sports History’ evolved from a lifetime of watching, listening to, and going to ballgames, reading books, magazines, and newspaper articles about his favorite teams and sports heroes. It’s not only a labor of love but a voyage of discovery, finding those forgotten tidbits or fascinating things he never knew.
    Learn more about the show on the Sports History Network.

    • 2 min
    NBA Playoffs

    NBA Playoffs

    One Guy With a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE DESCRIPTION
    My prediction for the 2024 NBA Playoffs.
    ABOUT ONE GUY WITH A MIC PRESENTS: HISTORY OF DINGERS AND DUNKS
    I am Chad Cain your host of One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks. I am going to be bringing the history of baseball and basketball to life. For every one of you that doesn’t know anything about the history of baseball or basketball, this is your place to learn.
    If you know some knowledge about baseball and basketball this is your place to know more. If you have more knowledge than others around you this is your safe space. I can always learn from each and every one of you as well.

    • 20 min
    NL West Preview

    NL West Preview

    One Guy With a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE DESCRIPTION
    I am discussing the NL West with my friends Mike and Jason who were on the NL East episode. Come listen and see what we think how the NL West shapes out.
    ABOUT ONE GUY WITH A MIC PRESENTS: HISTORY OF DINGERS AND DUNKS
    I am Chad Cain your host of One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks. I am going to be bringing the history of baseball and basketball to life. For every one of you that doesn’t know anything about the history of baseball or basketball, this is your place to learn.
    If you know some knowledge about baseball and basketball this is your place to know more. If you have more knowledge than others around you this is your safe space. I can always learn from each and every one of you as well.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    AL West Preview

    AL West Preview

    One Guy With a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE DESCRIPTION
    Today I talk about the AL West with my lifelong Mariners fan Andy. Come listen to our takes on the AL West.
    ABOUT ONE GUY WITH A MIC PRESENTS: HISTORY OF DINGERS AND DUNKS
    I am Chad Cain your host of One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks. I am going to be bringing the history of baseball and basketball to life. For every one of you that doesn’t know anything about the history of baseball or basketball, this is your place to learn.
    If you know some knowledge about baseball and basketball this is your place to know more. If you have more knowledge than others around you this is your safe space. I can always learn from each and every one of you as well.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    AL Central Preview

    AL Central Preview

    One Guy With a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE DESCRIPTION
    We discuss the AL Central. Join my friend Brian Martinek and I discuss the AL Central and what the outlook will be for your favorite team.
    ABOUT ONE GUY WITH A MIC PRESENTS: HISTORY OF DINGERS AND DUNKS
    I am Chad Cain your host of One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks. I am going to be bringing the history of baseball and basketball to life. For every one of you that doesn’t know anything about the history of baseball or basketball, this is your place to learn.
    If you know some knowledge about baseball and basketball this is your place to know more. If you have more knowledge than others around you this is your safe space. I can always learn from each and every one of you as well.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    AL East Preview

    AL East Preview

    One Guy With a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear.
    EPISODE DESCRIPTION
    Arguably the best division in baseball. I break it down with my boys Mike and Sal Drogalis. Come take a listen and see if you agree with us.
    ABOUT ONE GUY WITH A MIC PRESENTS: HISTORY OF DINGERS AND DUNKS
    I am Chad Cain your host of One Guy with a Mic Presents: History of Dingers and Dunks. I am going to be bringing the history of baseball and basketball to life. For every one of you that doesn’t know anything about the history of baseball or basketball, this is your place to learn.
    If you know some knowledge about baseball and basketball this is your place to know more. If you have more knowledge than others around you this is your safe space. I can always learn from each and every one of you as well.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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