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 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 […]
Episode 23: Home Run Baker!
This week on “This Week in 1920s Baseball,” Sweetbread and Bucketfoot talk about the return to baseball of one J. Franklin “Home Run” Baker. It’s one of the most literal of all nicknames and his story is full of both triumph and tragedy. They also talk about what spring training was like in 1921 as […]
Episode 22: Tea Kettle Takes of the Off-Season
This week on “This Week in 1920s Baseball,” Sweetbread and Bucketfoot cover the off-season transactions following the 1920 season, as well as one transaction that didn’t happen. It’s not the hot stove — it’s the era-appropriate “tea kettle take” you’ve been waiting for. Hear about what star is headed to Pittsburgh, who the Yankees added to […]
Episode 21: Baseball Rowdyism Openly Encouraged
On this week in “This Week in 1920s Baseball,” Sweetbread and Bucketfoot stumble upon an article about “rowdyism” in the American Association. Those guys got rowdy! This led the podsmen to look into the minor leagues of the 1920s. There were so many great team names: St. Paul Apostles, Longview Cannibals, Toledo Iron Men, New […]
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