Bethlehem Area Public Library podsmen Matt and Josh bring you “This Week in 1920s Baseball.” They break down the hot takes on the season that was 100 years ago, using the library newspaper archives for research on the games and all the off-season action as it was reported.
Episode 29: When Kenesaw Came to Town
Sweetbread and Bucketfoot are back at it for an off-season look at the goings on in 1923. None other than the most powerful man in sport, one Kenesaw Mountain Landis, visited Pennsylvania in 1923 to talk about the game. The throngs were pretty excited, to say the least. The podsmen also talk about some international […]
Episode 28: How ’bout that 1922 season!
Sweetbread and Bucketfoot are back in the building to talk about the 1922 season. It was a battle of the New York squads! Who took home the Series trophy? What was the controversy that plagued game one? Who unexpectedly took the home run crown from Ruth? Why don’t sportswriters pen poems anymore? The podsman talk […]
Episode 27: Welcome to 1922!
Hey we’re back at it after a long hiatus, bringing you the hot tea kettle takes on the 1922 MLB season and having lots of digressions along the way. We cover one particularly interesting game in the 1922 season, get you caught up in the standings, and talk about the baseball career of Jim Thorpe. […]
Episode 26: Decoration Day
On this week in This Week in 1920s Baseball, Sweetbread and Bucketfoot get ready for the Memorial Day holiday by talking about how it was celebrated 100 years ago in the world of baseball. The holiday was actually known as “Decoration Day” at the time and it was a somber affair in 1921 as several ballplayers […]
Episode 25: George Herman is the Father of Triplets
This week on This Week in 1920s Baseball, Sweetbread and Bucketfoot cover a wide range of topics: Babe Ruth’s hot start to 1921, the surprising standings at the end of April, the underappreciated Bucky Harris, the curious existence of tie games in baseball, the reason “Home Run” Baker was out of the line-up, early 20th […]
Episode 24: Opening Day, 1921!
It’s opening day of the 1921 season and Sweetbread and Bucketfoot are here to give you the hot tea kettle takes. Enjoy some fabulous old-time prose from 1920s sportswriter Gordon Mackay to get you pumped for the season then hear about who started off the year with a bang. Babe Ruth! Baby Doll Jacobson! Sad […]
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