Baseball PhD (MP3)

Baseball PhD (MP3)

What would you do if you could get a PhD in life - through baseball? Welcome to Baseball PhD. A podcast for your brain. 30 major league cities, 100 places to see. Let\'s touch them all as we make a road trip of a lifetime!


December 3, 2023 51 mins
This podcast features baseball sportscaster great, Ernie Harwell.  Our PhD Committee first reviews Major League Baseball’s playoff expansion idea of adding an additional wild card team in each league and then shifts into analyzing who is listening to our podcasts.  Then it’s time for Harwell.  Hear Harwell’s moving 1955 poem – The Definition of Baseball, then hear Harwell’s account of baseball’s Shot Heard ‘Round the […]
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Greatest Baseball Sportscaster of All Time Our PhD Committee honors Vin Scully (1927 – 2022) as the greatest baseball sportscaster of all time. Ed, Farley and Mark then explore the life of Scully and listen to some of his greatest clips.  Ed then interviews Dodger faithful and English Professor, Frank Ardolino about Scully.  We then […]
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November 26, 2023 67 mins
The Catcher Who Was a Spy This week we honor the man who inspired the creation of Baseball PhD – Moe Berg (1902 – 1972).  Moe Berg got his PhD in life – through baseball.  Berg spoke 12 languages travelled the world, played in the major leagues and served as America’s foremost atomic spy during World War II.  Berg knew […]
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November 18, 2023 35 mins
We pay tribute to a towering personalty who could have played in either the MLB or NBA. He choose baseball. Ed Kasputis interviews baseball author, Lew Freedman about the late, great Frank Howard (1936 – 2023).
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November 12, 2023 63 mins
We’re Rockin’ in the Free World as we celebrate the election of David Ortiz into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and ponder the fate of the rest, including Curt Schilling. Louis H. Schiff, co-author of Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials joins our conversation to add wisdom and perspective.
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November 5, 2023 44 mins
Finally, the Texas Rangers are World Champions. We discuss, ponder and review.
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October 29, 2023 52 mins
The Rangers take Game 1 in an extra innings thriller. We review and interview West Jones from
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October 22, 2023 29 mins
Warren Spahn won 363 games ranking him as the winningest southpaw in Major League history. Ed Kasputis interviews author, Lew Freedman about his compelling
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October 15, 2023 39 mins
The Final Four is set. Rangers vs. Astros. Diamondbacks vs. Phillies. We celebrate playoff baseball and interview William Metzger from about his beloved Astros.
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October 8, 2023 27 mins
Let’s remember one of the greatest World Series games of all time – Game 6 of the the 2011 World Series.
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