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Hooks & Runs

This is a podcast about baseball, music and culture. Our podcast includes interviews with news makers in the sports and music world plus commentary from the co-hosts on interesting current and historical events. Hooks & Runs releases a new episodes every Thursday.

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209 - Rex Goes to Minute Maid
Rex attended his first in-person Major League game this week - his Rangers beat Craig's Astros and Rex did an okay job suppressing the urge to be a sore winner. Also this week, a look at standings going into the All-Star Break, Wander Franco may be in big trouble, Randy Hennis had a short, brilliant career for Houston and Rex has a few things to say about Globe Life's robot bartenders.For the record, in Texas' 4-2 win over Houston Sunday, Josh Sborz got out of the bases loaded, none out jam in 7 pitches in the Astros fifth. Jacob Latz needed 7 pitches to get out of a one-out, two men on jam in the 7th innings and in the frame, Kirby Yates got three outs with two men on 4 pitches.Errata: Whit Merrifield was not a Rookie of the Year, but he has been a 3-time All-Star. Five players have been suspended for prohibited gambling this season - one for life. The Astros were 65-97 in 1991. Sources - Information about the seedy Wander Franco case in Dominican Republic is here. The story on robot bartenders at Globe Life is here. -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandruns Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Hosts Emeritus:Andrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest Eric on FacebookLink: https://www.facebook.com/ichabodericMusic: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum.
35:18 7/16/24
208 - We Are Not Miracle Workers: The Post-Beryl Episode
Hurricane Beryl dealt a blow to our hometown but 36 hours after it passed Hooks & Runs is on schedule against all odds. This week, Craig and Rex riffing on the upcoming Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, Adrián Beltré, Todd Helton, Jim Leyland and Joe Mauer (with an obligatory dig along the way on Journey and Bon Jovi from Craig), speculating about Ichiro's chances for unanimous induction, Billy Wagner's chance for induction at all in 2025, updating plans for the podcast's College Football Preview episode and looking over our best of second quarter album selections. Errata: Craig guessed right - the HOF induction is July 21. Adrián Beltré also played for the Dodgers and Red Sox. Mark Grace slashed .303/.383/.442 for his career; Will Clark slashed .303/.384/.497. On the road, Todd Helton slashed .287/.386/.469. The Marlins won their second World Series title in 2003, not 2001. Jim Leyland's record in Detroit was 700-597 in eight seasons. Saul Zaentz owned Fantasy Records and produced "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Rex meant to say "Nurse Ratchet." We bleeped the player Craig called "the baseball equivalent of Journey" because Craig thinks he's actually a better player than that. Craig meant to say "ERA plus" not "OPS."Best of Second QuarterCraig's PicksHonorable Mention - Outlander, "Acts of Harm"Selection - DIIV, "Frog in Boiling Water"Rex's pickKerry King - "From Hell I Rise"Episodes Mentioned:189 - Baseball, Chemical Warfare and The Great War w/ Jim Leeke 167 - College Football Preview: It's All an Arms Race w/ Gabey Lucas 115 - On College Football's Changing Landscape w/ Grant McGalliard (Purple Theory) -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandruns Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Hosts Emeritus:Andrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest Eric on FacebookLink: https://www.facebook.com/ichabodericMusic: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 
35:32 7/11/24
207 - Fourth of July Fireworks and 20-Game Losing All-Stars
In part one, Craig and Rex recall some memorable Fourth of July baseball fireworks featuring the ubiquitous Guy Hecker, the irrepressible Boom Boom Beck and the simply legendary Rick Camp. In part two, they discuss the three Expansion Era (1961-2024) pitchers who made an All-Star team then went on to lose 20 games in the season. Also, Bobby Bonilla Day and what may have brought an end to  teenagers playing in the Major Leagues.The three pitchers, by the way, are Turk Farrell, 1962 Colt-.45s; Mel Stottlemyre, 1966 New York Yankees; and Steve Rogers, 1974 Montreal Expos. This is notable only because in the Rick Camp Game, the New York Met pitching coach who made a 3:20 a.m. visit to the mound prior to Rick Camp coming to the plate was none other than Mel Stottlemyre. Here is the Rick Camp Game video on YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcZIs1tIGlgErrata: Boom Boom Beck was 12-20 in 1933, not 1934. Nate Andrews was 14-20 with a 2.57 ERA in 1943, not 1942. The Yankees first African American player was Elston Howard in 1955 -- only the Phillies (1957), Tigers (1958) and Red Sox (1959) among pre-expansion teams took longer to sign African American players. The Texas Rangers drafted David Clyde in 1973, not 1974 or 75.Episodes Mentioned:195 - Looking Back at Houston's 1963 All-Rookie Lineup 183 - Len Koenecke's Sad and Tragic Trip Home w/ Bill Lamb (32:10, Delahanty) 149 - You Gotta Be Smart to Play This Game w/ Bill Bonham 127 - The Old Ballparks Project, Part I (42:00, neighborhood bars)75 - If It's Something That Happens, It's Going to Be a Sad Day In Baltimore (27:00, Guy Hecker's record day) -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandruns Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Hosts Emeritus:Andrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffest Eric on FacebookLink: https://www.facebook.com/ichabodericMusic: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum,
38:30 7/4/24
206 - 1901 and the Chaotic Birth of Modern Baseball w/ Timothy J. Zarley
Timothy Zarley has written a wonderful new book, "1901: The War of the Baseball Magnates." (Yelraz Publishing 2024) about the chaotic birth of what we now call baseball's modern era. We talked about some of the franchise movements, contract battles (and lawsuits) with players and the backroom dealings that brought competition to the National League, opened new markets for American's pasttime, and triggered a series of events that led to the first AL/NL World Series in 1903.The episode opens with a tribute to the great Willie Mays and Craig accepts blame for the Aggies' disappointing loss in the College World Series final round. Zarley's interview begins around the 10 minute mark.Timothy Zarley website: https://www.timothyzarley.comErrata: When Mays caught Vic Wertz long fly in the 1954 World Series, Larry Doby was on second base, not third. Doby likely could have scored had he tagged -- but he didn't. Doby only got as far as third base.-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandruns Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.     
40:14 6/27/24
205 - Baseball at War: Working and Playing Ball in the Bethlehem Steel League w/ William Ecenbarger
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author William "Bill" Ecenbarger is our guess this week to discuss his latest book, "Work, Fight, or Play Ball: How Bethlehem Steel Helped Baseball's Stars Avoid World War I" (Temple University Press 2024). The book chronicles how Bethlehem Steel's "safe shelter" industrial league in 1917 and 1918 helped Major League players like "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Dutch Leonard and a young Babe Ruth avoid the draft and military service during World War I. In part two, Craig and Rex discuss the possible real-life "Natural."William Ecenbarger's websiteSources, Part Two: Rob Edelman, "Eddie Waitkus and “The Natural”: What is Assumption? What is Fact?" (sabr.com accessed June 17, 2024)Jack Bales, "The Show Girl and the Shortstop: The Strange Saga of Violet Popovich and Her Shooting of Cub Billy Jurges" (sabr.com accessed June 17, 2024)Errata: Homestead Gray Luke Easter hit the first home run into the center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds in 1948. Easter went on to play for Cleveland in the American League. Leon Cadore (Brooklyn) and Joe Oeschger (Boston) battled 26 innings to a 1-1 tie on May 1, 1920. Game time: 3 hours, 50 minutes. 3Com held the naming rights for the old Giant ballpark at Candlestick from 1995 to 2002 (the Giants left for what is now Oracle Park after the 1999 season).Episodes Mentioned:189 - Baseball, Chemical Warfare and The Great War w/ Jim Leeke 186 - "I've Got Babe Ruth" The Old Ballparks Project, Part 3 184 - Class Warfare in Detroit!: The Old Ballparks Project, Part 2 148 - Baseball Is the Story of America w/ Derick McDuff 127 - The Old Ballparks Project, Part I -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandruns Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.    
44:48 6/20/24
204 - Sid Needed Floppy Shoes: The Road to Almost w/ Darryl Rhoades
Darryl Rhoades has been entertaining audiences with his music and comedy for over half-a-century. As founder and leader of Hahavishnu Orchestra and later as a solo artist, Rhoades recorded several albums and toured across the United States. Rhoades once even opened for The Sex Pistols! He has been featured in Rolling Stone, Village Voice and High Times. Kurt Loder (Rolling Stone, MTV) described Rhoades as,  ”one of the most savagely gifted writer/performers in the country today.”  Rhoades' new biography, "The Road to Almost: The Lean Years, 1950-2024," is a funny and fascinating read - a witty tour de force recounting Rhoades' time with characters like Frank Zappa, Leon Redbone, the Sex Pistols, Jan Hooks and Negro League Hall of Famer Buck Leonard. If laughter is the best medicine, Rex and Craig were fit as fiddles after this interview.Darryl Rhoades official site:  https://music-comedy.com/See below for our bookshop.org affiliate link or by the book from Rhoades' website or any major bookseller.Errata: Felix Mantilla reached on an error, Eddie Matthews sacrificed Mantilla to second, Henry Aaron drew an intentional walk and Joe Adcock his a three-run home run off Harvey Haddix in the bottom of the 13th, or so it seemed. Lew Burdette was the winning pitcher for Milwaukee - a 13-inning, 12-hit shutout. Enos Slaughter's score from first on a single (officially, and probably incorectly, a double)  during the 1946 World Series was called the "Mad Dash."Episodes Referenced:198 - Johnny Mize: Born to Hit w/ Jerry Grillo  Hooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   
48:48 6/15/24
203 - Magical Matagorda Bay w/ Kimberly Ridley
Kimberly Ridley has written "Matagorda Magic: The Hidden Life of a Texas Bay" (Texas A&M University Press 2024) about our very own Matagorda Bay estuary right here in our home county on the Texas Gulf Coast. Kimberly joins the podcast this week to talk about the book and her experiences visiting our county and the Matagorda Bay estuary. "Matagorda Magic" includes wonderful illustrations by Rebekah Raye.In part 2, Rex and Craig talk about baseball's latest gambling scandal plus reaction to Major League Baseball incorporating Negro League statistics into the MLB database.Kimberly Ridley's website: https://www.kimberlyridley.org/Episodes mentioned:190 - The Jason Lane Phenomenon: Every Pitcher Tells a Story 46 - A Journey Through the Negro Leagues w/ Larry Lester -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   
59:14 6/10/24
202 - They've Got a Show About Everything!
This week Rex and Craig take on Ángel Hernández's retirement, interference & the infield fly rule, Jose Abreu's return, Austin Maddux's arrest and arraignment, Ranger Suarez's hot start, The Chicago White Sox' not-so-hot start, the half-marathon Mom & the pros and cons of embellishing the truth, and the Memorial Day standings and a new album from Riot V.Episodes Mentioned:197 - Bill Veeck, The Second Act w/ Dan Helpingstine 190 - The Jason Lane Phenomenon: Every Pitcher Tells a Story 46 - A Journey Through the Negro Leagues w/ Larry Lester -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.    
41:45 5/30/24
201 - One Year Wonders - Closers Edition
This week, Craig and Rex talk about closers who had one great year then -- nothing after that, along with anticipating Francis Ford Coppola's new film.-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   
38:04 5/25/24
200 - Baseball and National Tragedy: The RFK Assassination w/ Fred Frommer
Fred Frommer is an author, journalist, editor and sports and politics historian. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, where his stories often top the paper's "most read" sports and history sections. This week, for our 200th episode, Frommer joins us to discuss how Major League Baseball and its teams responded to the June 1968 assassination of New York Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.  We were honored to have Frommer on the podcast and hope you enjoy this journey back to a tumultuous time in both baseball's and our nation's history.In part two, Rex and Craig follow-up on last week's Mötley Crüe discussion; consider Craig's thoughts on the recent Slowdive concert he attended in Houston; analyze the nice neat bow into which the Shohei Ohtani gambling scandal has apparently been wrapped; and commiserate Rex over the Texas Rangers getting swept this past weekend by the lowly Colorado Rockies.Fred Frommer's official website: https://www.fredfrommer.com/Fred Frommer's Washington Post article on the assassination: https://tinyurl.com/rfkep200Fred Frommer on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ffrommerEpisodes Mentioned:199 - The Good, the Not Really That Bad and the Ultimately Ugly 104 - When Sport Defeated Law: The Curt Flood Case w/ Prof. Jeremi Duru -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   
61:23 5/18/24
199 - The Good, the Not Really That Bad and the Ultimately Ugly
This week Craig and Rex review three newish releases -- Beyonce's brilliant "Carter Country," Pearl Jam's not so bad "Dark Matter" and Motley Crue's ugly new single "Dogs of War." Also this episode, some trivia answers, how AI impacts music from both a creator and fan perspective, black light baseball, the Rangers' big inning, Astro woes continue, and a blockbuster trade involving the Marlins and Padres. Sources include: Rocket, "Industry Source: Bob Rock Used AI Technology to Compose Songs for Motley Crue's New Album (themetalden.com, last accessed 05/09/2024); Rocket, "Confirmed: Scott Stapp to Replace Vince Neil (But Only in the Studio) (themetalden.com, last accessed 05/09/2024); Olivia Perreault, "Billy Eilish Fans Slam Ticket Prices as Tour Sales Struggle (ticketnews.com, last accessed 05/09/2024); Nathan Smith, et al., "AI songs that mimic popular artists raising alarms in the music industry" (abcnews, last accessed 05/09/2024); Ryan Phillips, "Summer League Baseball Team to Play Glow-in-the-Dark Game Under Blacklights," (si.com, last accessed 05/09/2024).Episodes Referenced:140 - Hey, That's Not Fleetwood Mac! w/ Rich EnglerErrata: Zager & Evans' 6-week run at No. 1 with "In the Year 2525" ended the week of August 16, 1969, not April 16. Z&E's follow up single, "Mr. Turnkey," peaked at No. 106 on the Billboard Hot 100. Wade Boggs played in Tampa for two seasons, a shade more than a minute and a half. Has Craig ever heard of MacKenzie Gore? Joel Youngblood started August 4, 1982 in the line-up for the Mets at Chicago and finished the day in Philadelphia as a Montreal Expo. Both Youngblood hits - the one in Chicago and the one in Philadelphia, were against future Hall of Fame pitchers. -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
45:13 5/10/24
198 - Johnny Mize: Born to Hit w/ Jerry Grillo
Jerry Grillo, author of "Big Cat: The Life of Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Mize," (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2024) joins us this week for a wide-ranging, fast-paced interview about this legendary Cardinal, Giant and Yankee first baseman. Grillo was an energetic guest and Mize's amazing life provides plenty of material to talk baseball. Grillo's book, by the way, is fantastic -- click the bookshop.org link below to order.Jerry Grillo's official website:  https://jerrygrillowriter.com/Jerry Grillo - Earthling, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jerry.grillo.94Johnny Mize on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BigCatMizeEpisodes Mentioned:45A - Shavermetrics w/ Scott Russell and Bill "Spaceman" Lee (Radio Edit) 106 - Baseball Rebels w/ Professor Peter Dreier 107 - Bert Shepard, Lou Brissie & Baseball During World War II 169 - John Glenn, Ted Williams and the Power of Friendship w/ Adam LazarusErrata/Omissions: Mickey Mantle popped out immediately prior to Johnny Mize's 3-run home run in the 1952 World Series, Game 5. The Brooklyn Dodgers traded Sam Nahem (Ep. 106) with 3 other players and cash to St. Louis in exchange for Hall of Famer Joe Medwick and pitcher Curt Davis in June 1940. Nahem and Mize were teammates in 1941 - Nahem was 5-2 with a 2.98 ERA in 26 appearances for the Cardinals  that year. -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
68:04 5/2/24
197 - Bill Veeck, The Second Act w/ Dan Helpingstine
Author Dan Helpingstine has written several books about baseball in Chicago, including, "South Side Hitmen: The Story of the 1977 Chicago White Sox," and "The Cubs and the White Sox: A Baseball Rivalry, 1900 to the Present." Helpingstine is a life-long White Sox fan - his 2023 essay about Bill Veeck's second tenure as the White Sox owner is the subject for this show.Check out our bookshop.org affiliate link below for links to Helpingstine's booksIn Part 2, Rex and Craig consider the Astros' plight, examine a challenge facing the WNBA stemming from a Caitlin Clark interview gone horribly wrong (we removed the reporter's name as he's milked this for enough clicks, but IYKYK), remember the last Boy of Summer, pitcher Carl Erskine, who died last week at age 97, and review the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions.Dan Helpingstine's website is here (https://danhelpingstine.com/).Helpinstine's essay in SABR's The National Pastime Journal is here (https://tinyurl.com/veeck042824).Selected sources:"Dave Portnoy blasts ‘pervert’ Indy Star columnist Gregg Doyel for creepy Caitlin Clark exchange," by  Andrew Battifarano, New York Post, April 17, 2024."Columnist's awkward exchange with Caitlin Clark gets creepier as second comment surfaces," by Scott Thompson, .foxnews.com, April 18, 2024.Episodes mentioned:196 - If You're Going to Let Foreigner in You Might as Well Let Them All In191 - Hound Dog: The Song that Changed Popular Music and America w/ Ben Wynne -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.    
53:56 4/28/24
196 - If You're Going to Let Foreigner in You Might as Well Let Them All In
On this Rex and Craig agree -- Foreigner is a boring band.  And it is an outrage that Foreigner is nominated for induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while Iron Maiden and Soundgarden are not.  Then again, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been a joke for a long time. Why stop now?Rex and Craig review this year's nominees and cast our (imaginary) ballots. Oh, and that Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce video is here.Also this episode, Caitlin Clark and the WNBA, Coachella woes, injured pitchers everywhere and the Astros woes. Errata: There is, in fact, a Hip Hop Hall of Fame and it's located in New York City.  Past Episodes Discussed:152 - R.E.M.'s Murmur at 40 w/ Tony Fletcher-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   
51:39 4/20/24
195 - Looking Back at Houston's 1963 All-Rookie Lineup
The Houston Colt-.45's started an all-rookie lineup on September 27, 1963, the one and only time in Major League Baseball history a team has done this. Houston eventually played a remarkable 16 rookies in the game, another MLB record unlikely to be challenged any time soon. Rex and Craig take a look this week at this lineup to see which rookies panned out and which did not. They found a wide range or careers, from the brilliant to the disappointing to the tragic.Errata: The Las Vegas Golden Knights were an expansion team. It was the wife of the Kansas City Royals' owner that made public statements critical of Jackson County MO voters.Sources:For player statistics as always, Baseball-Reference.comSteve Glassman, "September 27, 1963: Houston Colt .45s start a lineup of all rookies" at the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR.org) https://tinyurl.com/45allrookie1.Rory Costello, "Jay Dahl" at https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/jay-dahl/Rex and Craig also pulled information from Wikipedia and Astros Daily (http://www.astrosdaily.com/).-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
37:46 4/15/24
194 - West Texas Baseball: The Alpine Cowboys and the Pecos League w/ Kristin Cavness
Kristin Cavness is the general manager of the Alpine Cowboys, the only truly independent team in the independent Pecos League (the other 15 teams are owned and operated by league). The Cowboys are owned and operated by a locally-controlled non-profit that keeps Alpine's strong baseball history alive. The team plays their home games at historic Kokernot Field, dubbed by Sports Illustrated's Nicholas Dawidoff in 2016 as the "Yankee Stadium of Texas." Cavness gives us a fun behind the scenes look at independent baseball in West Texas.In Part 2, Rex and Craig discuss the Astros' dreadful start, the team's knack for throwing no-hitters and our favorite music releases for the first quarter 2024.Episodes referenced in this episode:34 - If You Take Batting Practice There You're Gonna Have to Fight Rattlesnakes w/ Bill Rogan Links: Alpine Cowboys 2024 schedule -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.    
43:42 4/5/24
193 - The Hooks & Runs American League Preview w/ Bayleigh Von Schneider
Bayleigh Von Schneider co-hosts Soxy Chicks, a podcast about Red Sox and White Sox baseball. She returns this week to Hooks & Runs for our annual American League preview. Von Schneider also shared some thoughts on Jordan Montgomery's landing spot (we didn't know yet it would be Arizona), Shohei Ohtani's gambling woes and the perils trying to compete in the hyper-competitive American League East plus more. Join us for this fast moving conversation.Bayleigh Von Schneider on TwitterBayleigh Von Schneider on Soxy Chicks at YouTube-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
53:02 3/29/24
192 - The Hooks & Runs National League Preview w/ Sara Sanchez
Sara Sanchez, who writes and podcasts at Bleed Cubbie Blue, BaseballHQ and the Fantasy Feud podcast, returns to be Hooks & Runs' first three-time guest for our 2024 National League outlook. Sara is a talented, engaging baseball journalist and analyst who deserves your attention. She always delivers the goods.A lot happened between the recording on March 18 and the release on March 25 including Blake Snell signing with the Giants that evening and a few days later, a shocking and somewhat confusing gambling scandal -- can we call it a scandal yet -- involving mega-involving Dodger superstar Shohei Ohtani broke.Sara Sanchez on BlueSkySara Sanchez on TwitterSara Sanchez on Bleed Cubbie Blue and BCB podcastSara Sanchez on BaseballHQSara Sanchez at Fantasy Feud-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.      
49:14 3/25/24
191 - Hound Dog: The Song that Changed Popular Music and America w/ Ben Wynne
Dr. Ben Wynne, Ph.D. (Univ. of N. Georgia) is our guest this week to talk about his latest book, "A Hound Dog Tale: Big Mama, Elvis and the Song that Changed Everything"  (Louisiana State Univ. Press 2024). This is a fascinating interview about a song that was a major rhythm & blues hit for Big Mama Thornton and a ground-breaking success for Elvis Presley a few years later. Through his research, Wynne is able to explain how this song through is many incarnations and having spurred two major lawsuits defined and re-defined the culture and business of popular music in the years that followed and to this day. This book is highly recommended!Errata: Craig got the title wrong both times ... it's "A Hound Dog Tale...," not "Hound Dog...."-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.     
47:42 3/17/24
190 - The Jason Lane Phenomenon: Every Pitcher Tells a Story
Former Houston Astro Jason Lane is one of 21 pitchers in MLB history that have pitched or pitched at least 10 innings in the big leagues with a career ERA below 1.00. The list includes both Negro League players and players that played in the National Association (1871-75).We are looking at the background and history for all 21 players in this episode -- stories that include unfortunate injuries, bad luck, military service, returns home and other fates.Oh, believe it or not, one of the 21 players is a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee!In Part 2, Rex leads a review and discussion about the new motion picture, "Dune, Part Two."Errata: The correct name of the Negro League baseball database is Seamheads.com. Episodes Mentioned:189 - Baseball, Chemical Warfare and The Great War w/ Jim Leeke180 - When Your Cosplay Turns Into the Truth 142 - The 1919 Black Sox w/ Jacob Pomrenke 107 - Bert Shepard, Lou Brissie & Baseball During World War II 106 - Baseball Rebels w/ Professor Peter Dreier -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)       This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
61:31 3/11/24
189 - Baseball, Chemical Warfare and The Great War w/ Jim Leeke
This week's guest is Jim Leeke, author of the new book, "The Gas and Flame Men: Baseball and the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I" (Potomac Books, 2024). This is the Leeke's fifth book about baseball and the Great War authored by Leeke, a retired journalist, copywriter and U.S. Navy Veteran. We thoroughly enjoyed this chat.This interview discusses players such as Hall of Famers Eppa Rixey, Christy Matthewson and Ty Cobb that served in the Army's Chemical Warfare Service during the "The Great War."Leeke's other books on Baseball and The Great War are:"Ballplayers in the Great War: Newspaper Accounts of Major Leaguers in World War I Military Service" (2013) (co-edited);"Nine Innings for the King: The Day Wartime London Stopped for Baseball, July 4, 1918 (2015); "From, the Dugout to the Trenches: Baseball During the Great War (2017); and"The Best Team Over There: The Untold Story of Grover Cleveland Alexander and the Great War" (2021) -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)       This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
53:28 3/1/24
82 - Rube Waddell Would Make A Hell of a Movie w/ Prof. Alan H. Levy (Jan. 2022)
Life got in the way this week so we reached back into the archives for this interesting interview with Prof. Levy in January 2022. Here are the show notes from that episode:This week we discuss Hall of Fame southpaw, Rube Waddell with his biographer, Professor Alan Levy. Levy, a professor of history at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, published, "Rube Waddell: The Zany, Brilliant Life of a Strikeout Artist" in 2000. Waddell was not only one of baseball's most talented pitchers in the first decade of the last century -- he stands out as one of the most colorful and unpredictable personalities as well. Join us for this exciting interview about one of baseball's most interesting personalities. Errata: In 1901, they were the Chicago Orphans, not the Chicago Cubs, as we discussed in Episode 77. -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/   Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)      
35:20 2/22/24
188 - Fast Car, the Super Bowl, and Tik Tok Stories
Rex and Craig are on the case, from Luke Combs' "Fast Car" cover and performance at the Grammy Awards Show with songwriter Tracy Chapman; to our review of this year's Super Bowl halftime show starring Usher and friends; to our inquiring why some people get so triggered by Taylor Swift to Houston Astros pitchers and catchers reporting. Also, Craig has a couple of Tik Tok stories. Errata: Not really an error, but the quote from the Whatever Podcast is, "It's very convenient that women waited until after one of the most deadly and brutal wars to secure their right to vote." The vampire's name in "Nosferatu" (1922) was Graf Orlok, played by Max Schreck. The film starring Willem Defoe was "Shadow of the Vampire," not "Kiss of the Vampire." Craig replaced "Possum Kingdom" with Delta Spirit's "How 'Bout It." It's not made clear, but Nicky Minaj settled with Tracy Chapman. The "Mark" in Devo is Mark Mothersbaugh. Some LinksChris Willman, "Nicki Minaj Agrees to Pay Tracy Chapman $450,000 in Settlement Over Unauthorized Sample," Variety.com, January 8, 2021.Nick DeRiso, "Why Don't Rock Bands Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show Anymore?" at UltimateClassicRock.com, February 7, 2024.Max Pilley, "Dua Lipa thinks people don’t want pop stars to be 'political' or 'smart'" NME.com January 21, 2024. -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024 all rights reserved.    
52:57 2/17/24
187 - There's Something Special About Baseball w/ Harris Cooper, Ph.D.
Harris Cooper, Ph.D. is the  Hugo L. Blomquist Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University and for our more immediate purposes author of "Finding America in a Minor League Ballpark: A Season Hosting for the Durham Bulls" (Skyhorse, 2024). He is our guest this week to talk about his book and the joys of baseball.Errata: Ron Shelton wrote and directed "Bull Durham."Episodes Mentioned148 - Baseball Is the Story of America w/ Derick McDuff -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)      This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
45:32 2/8/24
186 - "I've Got Babe Ruth" The Old Ballparks Project, Part 3
This week Craig and Rex conclude the three-part series ranking the first generation concrete and steel ballparks build prior to the Great Depression. This episode includes the Polo Grounds and Yankee Stadium in New York City, Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field in Chicago and Fenway Park in Boston. Episodes Mentioned127 - The Old Ballparks Project, Part I184 - Class Warfare in Detroit!: The Old Ballparks Project, Part 2Sources:Philip J. Lowry, "Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks (Walker & Co. 2006).Al Kamen, "High Court Throws Out Baseball Suit," Washington Post (Oct. 12, 1988) (accessed January 13, 2024).Wikipedia for the ballparks and ball clubs mentioned and the sources cited therein.www.baseball-reference.com-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)     This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
44:45 2/1/24
185 - Finding Our Voices on College Radio w/ Katherine Rye Jewell
Professor Katherine Rye Jewell (Fitchburg State) joins us this week to discuss her new book "Live from the Underground: A History of College Radio" (Univ. North Carolina 2023). Jewell relates in her wonderful book and this interview how college radio progressed from a sleepy "left of the dial" collegiate training ground to a major force in the popular music business, and the struggles and controversies students and administrators confronted along the way. Professor Jewell on Twitter/X, Linktree The Links:Professor Katherine Rye Jewell:https://katejewell.wordpress.com/Professor Jewell is on Twitter: https://twitter.com/katisjewellProfessor Jewell is on Linktree; https://linktr.ee/katherinejewellLive from the Underground at University of North Carolina Press:https://uncpress.org/book/9781469677255/live-from-the-underground/If you enjoyed this episode you will probably enjoy:134 - An Inside Look at College Radio w/ Ana Cubas 102 - SST Records & The Sound of the Underground w/ Jim RulandJust for fun -- The Replacements, "Left of the Dial," from their 1987 LP "Tim."-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)   This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.  
42:33 1/25/24
184 - Class Warfare in Detroit!: The Old Ballparks Project, Part 2
It's been a minute but Rex and Craig this week pick up the old ballparks project started in Episode 127. Andrew, Craig and Rex ranked the 14 brick, concrete and steel ballparks build between 1909 and 1923 (with the Baker Bowl, built in 1895 thrown in for good measure) based upon several factors we don't remember and didn't exactly follow. This episode includes the middle tier - the ballparks that emerged from the process ranked 6-10. Also this week Hooks & Runs remembers Merv Connors, a ballplayer who played parts of two seasons for the White Sox in the late 1930s.Episodes mentioned:172 - They Were Two People Desperate to Stay in the Game w/ Bob LeMoineErrata: Craig, it's Comiskey Park, not Comiskey Field.  Craig, it was Ralph Terry, not Bill Terry. Craig, Ralph Kiner led the National League in home runs every year from 1946 to 1952, not from 1947 to 1954. Mazeroksi's blast was the first walk-off home run in World Series history, not in history. The Yankees outscored the Pirates in the 1960 World Series 55-27, not 54-27.Sources:Philip J. Lowry, "Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebration of Major League and Negro League Ballparks (Walker & Co. 2006).Al Kamen, "High Court Throws Out Baseball Suit," Washington Post (Oct. 12, 1988) (accessed January 13, 2024).Wikipedia for the ballparks and ball clubs mentioned and the sources cited therein.www.baseball-reference.com -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)  This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.       
40:02 1/22/24
183 - Len Koenecke's Sad and Tragic Trip Home w/ Bill Lamb
Bill Lamb is our guest this week to discuss the sad and tragic Len Koenecke. Koenecke played three seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the Great Depression. The Dodgers released Koenicke in September, 1935 while the team was in St. Louis and sent him home to New York by plane with two other players. Koenecke never made it home in a story filled with both mystery and tragedy.Bill Lamb, an award-winning researcher and writer with the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and Koenecke's biographer on the SABR to relive Koenecke's life, baseball career and fateful journey on that September day and night in 1935. Bill Lamb's biographical essay about Len Koenecke.Errata: Len Koenecke set a fielding percentage record for National League outfielders in 1935. That record was broken by Harry Craft in 1940. The first qualifying National League center fielder to field 1.000 in a season was Curt Flood in 1966 -- the most recent was Brandon Nimmo in 2022.Episodes referenced:142 - The 1919 Black Sox w/ Jacob Pomrenke 159 - Hidden Histories: Baseball's Deadball Era Photographs w/ Jim Chapman178 - Called Up to the Major Leagues w/ Zak Ford -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)  This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.      
40:40 1/13/24
182 - Mr. Johnson's Blues: The Inconvenient Lonnie Johnson w/ Julia Simon
Julia Simon's book, "The Inconvenient Lonnie Johnson," is new in paperback via Penn State University Press. This book, originally released in late 2022, examines the life and times of New Orleans blues and jazz great Lonnie Johnson through his music, from his first cut, "Mr. Johnson's Blues," on Okeh Record in the mid 20s to his unforgettable ballads and jazz songs in the 1960s. Simon describes the traits that make Johnson inconvenient for scholars and music fans alike in her book and in this interview brings this talented and often misunderstood master of the guitar, violin and voice to life. Visit Julia Simon at California-Davis, and on Facebook.-->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)    This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2024, all rights reserved.   
45:56 1/5/24
181 - "It's Kinda Emo:" The 2023 Hooks & Runs Year-End Music Review
We are closing the books on 2023 and that means it is time for the eagerly anticipated Hooks & Runs Best of 2023. This year we do not disappoint - here is a list of artists mentioned in the show, more or less in order: Brothers Osborne, Waxahatchie, Little Nax X, Saxon, The Weather Station, Nothing More, Michael Schenker Group, Gregor Barnett, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Rosanne Cash, Sufjan Stevens, Guns & Roses, Hollywood Roses, Boris, Iron Savior, Primal Fear, Metal Church, Overkill, Girlschool, Tygers of Pan Tang, Judas Priest, Foghat, Uriah Heep, Blue Öyster Cult, Eaerch, The Bug, Flowdan, Drive By Truckers, Sonic Youth, Coheed & Cambria, Deafheaven, Pestilence, Third Stone, Breaking Bottles and Shane Jenkins. Artists making the cut in our respective Top Fives are for Craig, The National, Lydia Loveless, Margo Price, Slowdive and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. For Rex, it's Jag Panzer, L.A. Guns, Dokken, Nita Strauss and KK's Priest.We opened the show with some thoughts on the Jonathan Owens interview on The Pivot -- the part about his marriage to Simone Biles.Errata: The 2024 Olympics are in Paris, France. L.A. Guns is led by Tracii Guns. Axl Rose was a member of the Hollywood Roses with Izzy Stradlin. Slash, Stephen Adler and Tracii Guns had also been members of Hollywood Roses. Rex and Craig need to work on their Guns & Roses mythologies. Judas Priest guitarist Glen Tipton suffers from Parkinson's Disease.  Blue Öyster Cult released their last album in 2020 - the album before that was released in 2001. -->Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/tT8d3pVUsN-->You can support Hooks & Runs by purchasing books, including the books featured in this episode, through our store at Bookshop.org. Here's the link. https://bookshop.org/shop/hooksandrunsHooks & Runs - www.hooksandruns.comHooks & Runs on TikTok -  https://www.tiktok.com/@hooksandrunsHooks & Runs on Twitter - https://twitter.com/thehooksandrunsAndrew Eckhoff on Tik TokLink: https://www.tiktok.com/@hofffestRex von Pohl (Krazy Karl's Music Emporium) on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/people/Krazy-Karlz-Music-Emporium/100063801500293/ Music: "Warrior of Light" by ikolics (Premium Beat)  This podcast and this episode are copyright Craig Estlinbaum, 2023, all rights reserved.    
36:07 12/28/23

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