Episode 112 – This Week in Baseball

Two of the best pitchers of the Dead Ball Era faced off 109 years ago this week, Jack Coombs and Ed Walsh put up matching goose eggs for 16 innings before the game between the Athletics and White Sox was called on a account of darkness. It serves as a perfect jumping off point to discuss the fantastic new graphic non-fiction book Baseball Epic: Famous and Forgotten Stars of the Dead Ball Era with author and illustrator Jason Novak.

Jason was a great guest and he discussed, Pete Alexander, Babe Ruth, he dives into the Negro leagues and several other great dead ballplayers.

Detailed happy birthday to Claude Osteen who has in the majors right out of high school.

Additionally, Bill and Mike drill down on a deep level discuss the Hall of Fame, Pete Rose, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.