The Hall of Very Good Podcast is focused on you, the fan. Each week, Shawn Anderson and Lou Olsen sit down and talk to people in and around the game of baseball that help make America's Pastime great.
Episode 401: Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner, founder of Steiner Sports and CollectibleXchange, returns to tell the boys about that time he beat Michael Jordan, how Jordan changed the game when it comes to sports marketing, shares his thoughts on holiday gift-giving and introduces his newest venture…StarStock.
Episode 400: John Axford
Former big league closer and 2011 Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year award recipient John Axford joins the boys for their 400th episode to talk about the role he played in launching The Hall of Very Good Podcast, taking part in the World Baseball Classic, pitching in Milwaukee, his love of photography, reveals his Hollywood crush and, of course, gives a facial hair update.
Also…a fan favorite returns!
Episode 399: Ron Cey
1981 World Series MVP and author of Penguin Power, Ron Cey joins the boys to talk about where he got his famous nickname, fraternity life at Washington State University (shout out Cougars!), playing with and against countless Hall of Famers, being on the field for Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run, that time, he’s sure, Shawn grandma witnessed his greatest game at Wrigley Field and, ultimately, why he chose to finally write a book about his career.
Minisode: The Kid's Car
The hobby world is enamored with one of ones and a Montréal collector has a very unique one in his possession.
Nearly 50 years ago, then-rookie Gary Carter purchased a brand new Buick Riviera after appearing in just a handful of games for the Expos. For more than a decade, the Hall of Fame catcher's prized car has been sitting in storage, well-maintained, and looking for a new home.
The original eBay listing (with pictures!) is available HERE.
Episode 398: Patrick Healey and Chris Felix
Toy sculptor Patrick Healey and artist/illustrator Chris Felix join the boys to talk about how two kids from Elder High School in Cincinnati ended up working for Kenner on one of the biggest toylines ever, their favorite Starting Lineup figures they’ve ever designed, the best (and worst) likenesses, the importance to get everything just right and who may or may not have been partially responsible for those super jacked Star Wars figures from the mid-90s.
Minisode: Major League Baseball's Haunted Hotel
Milwaukee is home to plenty...the Brewers, Harvey Kuenn's wooden leg and, of course, one of the most haunted hotels in America. And according to author and American Ghost Walks tour guide Tea Krulos, The Pfister Hotel has been welcoming guests (both wanted and unwanted) since 1893.
To listen to the entire interview, CLICK HERE.
Heavy J the New Manny Mota
I just listened to the best Hall Of Very Good podcast ever. Yes, the guys were their usual zany selfs thankfully but they were also
Very interesting thanks to Heavy J. They had many different conversations and their love of the game shined through.
Listen to it, you’ll enjoy too.
Came for Bob Kendrick, can’t leave! :)
Awesome variety of guests and lesser-known (to me, at least) baseball stories. I’m working through the many episodes with women from the AAGPBL; they’re delightful and inspiring. Thanks for bringing us these stories!
Really enjoyed the episode with Manuel Oliver! 💛 Viva Guac forever