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Baseball History Podcast

Jun 28, 2011

Bill Terry was a first baseman for the New York Giants from 1923 through 1936 and manager of the Giants from 1932 through 1941. A lefthand hitter, he tended to smash line drives to left center and straightaway center. He had a signature season in 1930 with a .403 batting average.

Jun 23, 2011

Ray Schalk, catcher for the Chicago White Sox from 1912 through 1928. He also played one year for the New York Giants in 1929. Shalk was known for his handling of picthers and his outstanding defensive ability; he was considered the greatest defensive catcher of his era.

Jun 16, 2011

Lefty O'Doul began his Major League career as a left-handed pitcher with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox from 1919 to 1923. After developing a sore arm he returned to the Minor Leagues and converted himself into a power-hitter for the New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Brooklyn Robins from 1928...

Jun 7, 2011

Bill Lefebvre pitched with the Boston Red Sox in 1938 and 1939. After a 4-year absence from the major leagues, he played for the Washington Senators in 1943 and 1944. Lefebvre's best pitch was a fastball but he also threw a slider and palmball.

Jun 2, 2011

Jerry Grote, catcher for the Houson Colt 45's, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Kansas City Royals. He spent 12 seasons of his 16-year career with the Mets. His career spanned the years 1963 to 1981, including 1969 with the Miracle Mets.