BW - EP78: Our Game—Baseball Memories From Throughout Radio History

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In Breaking Walls Episode 78, in honor of Major League’s Baseball’s opening day, we present stories, recollections, and in-game sounds from some of baseball’s most memorable moments and people. Highlights: • Hear what Jackie Robinson’s Major League Baseball debut on April 15th, 1947 at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, NY sounded like • NY Daily News Columnist Ben Gross recalls the first World Series radio broadcast on WJZ in 1921 • Dizzy Dean and the famed Gas House Gang’s 1930s rivalry with the New York Giants • Red Barber, Mel Allen and the growth of baseball’s radio broadcasting industry • Hear Babe Ruth on the radio • Hear Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech from July 4th, 1939 • Sounds from the 1939 World Series • Who did Joe McCarthy thing was better, Joe Dimaggio or Ted Williams? • Sounds from the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers • Bing Crosby calls a Yankee game with Mel Allen • How a dispute between Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley and NYC Park’s Commissioner Robert Moses caused both the Dodgers and Giants to move to California in 1957 • Jackie Robinson interviews Satchel Paige in 1960 • Phil Rizzuto calls Roger Maris’ 61st home run on October 1, 1961 • Jackie Robinson’s last public appearance in 1972 The WallBreakers: thewallbreakers.com Subscribe to Breaking Walls everywhere you get your podcasts. To support the show: patreon.com/TheWallBreakers Special thanks to our Sponsors: • The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society www.ghoulishdelights.com/series/themorls/ •Twelve Chimes, It’s Midnight twelvechimesradio.blogspot.com The reading material for today’s episode was: • The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning • and countless reference websites for the history of Baseball Music featured in today’s Episode Included: • Did you See Jackie Robinson Hit that Ball? By Woodrow Buddy Johnson & Count Basie • Swing into Spring by Benny Goodman • There Used to be A Ballpark by Frank Sinatra • Wanted by Perry Como • The First Baseball Game by Nat King Cole A Special Thank you to: Christian Neuhaus Rebecca Shield WallBreakers Links: Patreon - http://patreon.com/thewallbreakers Social Media - @TheWallBreakers URL - http://thewallbreakers.com Online Store - jamesthewallbreaker.com/shop/

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