Our latest episode is out now...
Hot-Sauce Daddy, Dads Helping Surgeons, Tonya Harding Songs, Adult Build A Bear, the Gambling Nun, and Mark Giangreco’s suspension stories.are discussed by Rick and Dave. [Ep259]
Born OTD in 1887, Heinie Zimmerman. He nearly won the Triple Crown in 1912–but he was a butcher at SS/3B and a troublemaker. In 1908 he threw a bottle of ammonia at a teammate, nearly blinding him. He later worked in a speakeasy with gangster Dutch Schultz #EveryCubEver pic.twitter.com/6u8yd6lhzs— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) February 9, 2022
*Today would have been Jimmy Durante's birthday. Only one Eckhartz Press book could have a story about Jimmy Durante. It's the finalist for 2021 Book of the Year, Mob Adjacent by Jeffrey and Mike Gentile. Still available here at Eckhartz Press.
Postgame video. Last guy in the stadium. Long season. You get the fuckin point pic.twitter.com/IahsrpZ7CO— BARSTOOL “CALL ME CHAMP” CARL (@barstoolcarl) February 9, 2022
Every week I send my Minutia Men Co-Host Dave Stern a list from our audio archives for this week's Studio Walls feature. These are the possibilities for this week. Which one will he choose?
*February 7th is the birthday of Coleman Griffith. He was a trailblazer in baseball, one of the first sports psychologists. He was also roundly dismissed by baseball players of the day, and inspired the character in the movie The Natural (We have the audio of his famous scene)
*February 7, 1971, Earth Wind & Fire released their first album. We talked to Alan Hewitt who was one of the producers with the band, and who later joined the Moody Blues (Listen to the entire interview here)
*February 10, 1994, the Olympic Games were taking place in Lillehammer Norway. The big story about that Olympics was the drama between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. John Landecker and I wrote two songs about that, including this one.
*February 11, 2001, Disney released "The Tigger Movie". Little Tommy Kaempfer reviewed the film for the radio show. (We have the audio)
*February 12 is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Dave's famous award winning poem about Lincoln has been committed to audio, and needs to be played at least once a year.
*John Landecker also writes about his take on that momentous day in Records Truly Is My Middle Name, and the effect that it had on the clothing kids wore to his school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We've excerpted that portion of his book here.
*Today is Burt Hooton's birthday. You may remember Burt from his time with the Chicago Cubs in the 1970s. He threw a no-hitter. His entire story is told in the book EveryCubEver.
*Today is also the birthday of Joe Lonnett. Who is that, you ask? Well, he was one of the coaches for the 1972 White Sox, which means he is part of the upcoming Eckhartz Press book "Chili Dog MVP". Pre-order your copy now.
The latest episode is called "Brotherly Love?" and it's out now. Listen to it here.
China changes movie endings, Hall of Fame minutia, having a catch with Ray Kinsella’s dad, bad brothers, the dumbest crook ever, and a brush with Pete Rose are discussed by Rick and Dave. [Ep258]