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Bruno Dias, Pedro Falcão and Gus Lanzetta are writers that work with video games and they wanna talk about them. This is a podcast about playing and making video games in Brazil, bringing a different point of view and cultural baggage to the international conversation about games. Also there's so much food talk, man.
 
Join me, Caleb, as I delve into the world of Unity (the 3D game development engine, not the concept of emotional togetherness). I know almost nothing about programming, but I love video games. And you know what they say, loving is half the battle (the other half is being flamed in forums for being new and not knowing about programming). I’ll share resources, discoveries, and maybe a recipe or two (not really) as I come to understand coding, Unity, and perhaps a little bit about life (not rea ...
 
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Satchel Paige is one of the most iconic and celebrated players in baseball history. In this episode, learn about his five decades of baseball excellence and see why he remains a role model for players and fans to this day. Other Episodes to Check Out: My episode on Martin Dihigo (another amazing player robbed of a big-league spotlight due to discri…
 
They were called “dummies.” But the deaf community’s contribution to baseball is certainly anything but. Learn about the players who helped move baseball forward towards a better game and a more inclusive sport, today on Rounders a History of Baseball in America. Sign Up for the FREE Newsletter Get the weekly digest at rounders.substack.com Liked t…
 
Were the Toronto Blue Jays the first MLB team in Canada? Nope. That accolade goes to a franchise that developed one of the best player development systems of all time. That’s right. We’re conducting an autopsy on the Montreal Expos. Today, on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America… Sign Up for the FREE Newsletter Get the weekly digest at rounde…
 
One Saturday in 1903 changed baseball park construction. In fact, it changed sports venue planning forever. The event was a national tragedy. The aftermath led to safer experiences for fans, a fact we often take for granted today. Let’s re-discover the events of Black Saturday: Baseball’s Deadliest Ballpark Disaster. Today on Rounders: A History of…
 
Christmas brings people together. We put aside differences and celebrate the gifts of family and friends. During the Civil War, there was little cause for happiness and unity on that day. But one Christmas, baseball brought Union and Confederate soldiers together. Learn about this amazing story. Today on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. …
 
This month’s questions keep the fire roaring on the cold months of winter and a lock-out. Today we’re talking about the worst superteam in baseball history, which podcasts I listen and subscribe to, and what the craziest stat in baseball is. Today on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Episode Notes: Podcasts I subscribe to - check out Come…
 
What if I told you the MLB had a team in the Emerald City before the Seattle Mariners? A franchise that only lasted one season? What went wrong? We’re conducting an autopsy on the Seattle Pilots. Today, on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America!Sign Up for the FREE NewsletterGet the weekly digest at rounders.substack.comLiked the Show? Leave Me…
 
We've sat down and ranked the best player-managers in MLB history. So who were the best to have one foot on the diamond and one foot in the dugout? Stay tuned to find out. Only on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Episode Notes: Follow Cas Silber (our new research assistant) on Instagram! A History of Player-Managers - 4:23 Pick #5 - 8:34…
 
To some, he was the greatest defensive catcher of all time. To others, he deserved a hall of fame induction. To his teammates, he was nothing but trouble. To history, he is the first household name in professional baseball to have committed murder. What drove him to such a heinous crime? And how should baseball remember him? We’ll discuss, on today…
 
In 2004 the Red Sox made history, coming back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the NY Yankees. They were so many memorable moments in that series - but the one that gets overlooked too often are the events that occurred in Game 5. Author John Vampatella stops by to tell us why we should all take time to remember this “forgotten game” in baseball histor…
 
Ah, the number nine. It's the number of lives for cats. Cloud 9 is the happy place we all want to be. In a courtroom, possession is 9 tenths of the law. And of course, there are 9 innings in a baseball game. But why? The story is more interesting than you might think. Today, on Rounders a History of Baseball in America. Episode Notes: Buy John Thor…
 
Welcome to our monthly mailbag - where I answer questions you submit about baseball history. Today's theme? Submissions about team names - today on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Questions in the Episode: Why The Cleveland Naps? The reason behind the Guardians name What's the Worst Pro Club Name of all time? Liked the Show? Leave Me a …
 
MLB games happen in MLB stadiums, right? Well - mostly yes. But sometimes, whether it's due to political, environmental, or promotional reasons, teams have played regular-season games in some very unique spots across the globe. Let's look at five unexpected MLB game locations on today's episode of Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Liked t…
 
Baseball has a rich history of clubs with amazing wins, crushing defeats, and even more interesting behind-the-scenes management stories. Not all clubs are still with us today, though. So to keep their memory alive Rounders will share their history. Today, we're examining the Houston Colt 45's. Learn more about the Astrodome's...design issues in th…
 
We celebrate players who excel in their professional careers at an early age. But what about the players that took just a little bit longer to find that same success? We look at 5 of baseball's greatest players who didn't become stars until after turning 30 years old. Support the Show Follow on YouTube Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow …
 
Season 3 kicks off with a look at baseball's little-known era of human mascots...with unusual physical attributes. Author Allen Abel stops by to discuss his new book about Hughie McLoon, a child with a hunched back who became one of the biggest names in Philadelphia during the 1920s. That is - until his untimely murder at just 20 years old. Watch o…
 
Watching an athlete break a major sports milestone is amazing to watch. And yet, for Hank Aaron, his accomplishment of hitting the most career home runs was met with racism and multiple threats of violence against both him and his family. In the years and months leading up to this event, Hank had to endure what no fellow human ever should. Here's h…
 
Imagine any of the top superstars of the past 20 years. You know, the kind of player who's headlined multiple all-star games, won season awards, and are sure locks for entry into the Hall of Fame. Now imagine that same player, in the prime of their life, is suddenly swept up by a tornado. Crazy right? That sort of thing just doesn't happen to sport…
 
Umpires. We don't notice them...until we notice them. These arbiters of baseball safeguard the integrity of the game in even the most chaotic scenarios. So what's it like behind the mask? Author and historian Bill Nowlin stops by to discuss what he learned about the daily lives of umpires - both on and off the field. Today, on Rounders - a History …
 
The drive to achieve success, to reach the top of the ladder, requires daily commitment. To achieve success in the face of constant roadblocks requires even more of the human spirit. Bob Gibson is one such individual, a man who didn’t let a life surrounded by racism stop him from becoming one of baseball’s greatest pitchers. Bob Gibson: Determinati…
 
August 8 is national baseball card day. This hobby was a big part of my fan experience as a child - as it’s been for generations of fans. From simple images in packs of gum to digital, motion-enabled options today, baseball cards continue to let us collect our favorite players, teams, and moments. When did these items first come into existence? The…
 
Was Cleveland, not Williamsport, PA, the true home of Little League? This is the argument presented in the book "MRS. MORHARD AND THE BOYS" But this work is about more than the origins of youth baseball, its the story of a single mother, Josephine Morhard and how, during the Great Depression, this hard-working mother built an organization focused o…
 
I was honored to sit down with Jeff Fields, a former MLB draft pick, amateur historian, and vintage catcher's equipment collector. We discuss the history behind the "tools of ignorance" and items from Jeff's personal collection of vintage gear. Follow Jeff Fields on Social Media: Instagram: @mask_and_mitten Email: maskandmitten@icloud.com maskandmi…
 
Sometimes history remembers individuals in an unfair light. Sometimes there’s more to the story. Sometimes we should reassess our perspectives. Let’s discuss today’s subject - Smead Jolley. Follow Rounders on Social Media Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rounders/message…
 
Baseball historian Sam Gazdziak stops by to discuss five players who had one shot in a pro game. Here are their stories. Follow Sam Gazdziak RIPbaseball.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Follow Rounders on Social Media Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rounders/message…
 
From a young age we learn to throw a baseball with our dominant hand. It becomes second nature, a part of our athletic muscle memory. Imagine losing that all of a sudden. In an instant. Would you still continue playing baseball? Pete Gray did. Here’s his story. Link to Pete Gray's Autobiography Link to TV movie based on Pete Gray Follow Rounders on…
 
This isn’t the first time a worldwide pandemic has struck baseball. In fact, history shows us how bad the situation got - and provides us hope for our own future. Book Links: War Fever September 1918: War, Plague, and the World Series Follow Rounders on Social Media Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter --- Send in a voice messag…
 
I sit down with three team owners from the Mid Atlantic Vintage Baseball League to discuss vintage baseball East Coast style! Follow and Join the Mid Atlantic Base Ball League League Website League Facebook Page Follow Rick and the Brandywine Base Ball Club Follow Jeff and the Diamond State Base Ball Club Follow Tom and the Mutual Base Ball Club of…
 
As Hurricane Dorian made its way across Florida, I saw how life can just...stop in the face of a natural disaster. So when storms and unexpected disasters struck, how has baseball responded? We’ll look at some examples throughout history on today’s episode of Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow …
 
I sit down with some of the organizers of the Central Valley Vintage Base Ball Association from California to discuss their work in establishing and popularizing baseball according to 1864 rules. Follow the CVVB: Website: CVVBB.org Facebook: @CVVBB64 Instagram: @centralvalleyvintagebaseball Twitter: @CVVBB64 Email: CentralValleyVintageBaseBall@gmai…
 
A Linguist. An attorney. A professional baseball player. A war hero. The story of Moe Berg, the MLB catcher who also served as a spy in World War II. Today, on Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/rounders Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter “The Catcher was a Spy: Th…
 
Mud. Sunscreen. Saliva. Vaseline. One of baseball’s oldest junk pitches has survived rule changes, player accusations, and umpire searches to continue as a pitcher’s secret weapon. Where did this doctored ball originate, who threw it best, and what is it’s future in today’s MLB? The Tale of the Spitball. Today, on Rounders: A History of Baseball in…
 
Baseball, more than any other sport, has a rich history of slang and terminology that continues even to this day. Who needs Tolkien when you have linguists like Casey Stengel and Dennis Eckersley? So let’s learn about some familiar and forgotten terms throughout baseball history! Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/rounders Follow…
 
Baseballs serve as links between people - that’s never changed. But the physical baseball has. In size, weight, and material. So how is a baseball from 1899 different from a baseball in 2019? Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/rounders Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://a…
 
Today is a special day everyone. It’s opening day 2019! Baseball is officially back, and our 162 game journey to the postseason will soon be underway. Fans have celebrated this moment in major league baseball for 143 years. Over that time, there have been memorable contests and storylines that emerged on opening days. Let’s look at some of them tod…
 
On today’s episode we look at a player who boasted a 17-year career in professional baseball, participated in multiple all-star team appearances, and was the first person to play on both American and National league teams. She’s also, most importantly, the first woman to play professionally. The Queen of Baseball. Today on Rounders: A History of Ba…
 
Learn about how fans have disrupted major league baseball games in...unique ways throughout the years on this episode of Rounders: A History of Baseball in America. Support the podcast financially by visiting anchor.fm/rounders Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rounders/message…
 
Chris, Travis and Wes from the SoCal Vintage Baseball League stop by to talk game differences between then & now, the roots of baseball in Southern California, and how you can get involved in supporting their league and vintage baseball across the United States! How to Follow: SoCal Vintage Baseball League Web: https://www.scvbb.com/ Instagram: @so…
 
Imagine I could put you in a time machine, transport you to 1927, and give you a ticket to watch one of the greatest baseball players ever: This athlete could play any position, thanks to a cannon arm and unnatural swiftness His combination of speed and control made him one of the most feared pitchers of his day. His bat was just as dreaded, most s…
 
Rodrigo Chips is has been making games in (and out of) Brazil since 2007 in development studios. His career is a great way to chart the changes and challenges of developing games in Brazil in the studio system and not in the hot new indie ways. From having to build engines from the ground up, doing asset work for Xbox games to creating a huge franc…
 
Don Zelito's patronage of the arts has brought the Miner Ultra series to the world and with it unleashed a creative mind upon the gaming world like no other. In this episode we analyze the output of a man that goes only by Manic Logic and has developed such gems as Super Tits Rush, Miner Ultra Adventures and Super Lula Escape From Prison. Come for …
 
It's a warm Wisconsin summer evening in June, 1996. You and your family are sitting behind the plate to see your beloved single-A club the Timbler Rattlers play an exhibition game against their MLB affiliate, the Seattle Mariners. As you eagerly wait for the umpire to yell "play ball!" you notice storm clouds gathering in the distance. In the blink…
 
What do cornflakes, nylon stockings, exploding scoreboards, baseball jerseys, and disco all have in common? Bill Veeck used them all to get fans into ballparks. And he changed baseball thanks to his visionary marketing and promotional strategies. But he wasn't just a showman. Bill's advocacy of African Americans in the MLB, along with his support f…
 
Florida has become a baseball Mecca, from it’s local amateur leagues all the way to the booming stadiums of their major league teams. They’ve become synonymous with one another, and baseball would be a very different sport without the influence of the Sunshine state. remk9b8t --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rounders/message…
 
In a new segment entitled “Pastgame Interviews” I sit down with other members of the baseball community to discuss their contributions to the sport. On this episode I sat down with Sam Gazdziak, (@RIP_MLB) to discuss his work in chronicling the lives of deceased baseball figures. We had a great conversation about baseball history! --- Send in a voi…
 
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