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Watch: Duke Snider in ’56 World Series

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Game 7 TV has some rare footage of the late Duke Snider who passed away earlier today. This was during Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series.

Jackie Robinson Tribute

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

MLB is honoring Jackie Robinson today as teams are wearing number 42. I thought we would celebrate the event at NYBD by sharing a video I found on YouTube which I felt symbolized the event well. I hope you enjoy!

Listen: Gil Hodges and the Hall of Fame

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

I rounded out Sunday’s show with a return guest, and friend of the show, Joe D’ Agostin. Joe runs a Yahoo Group which supports Gil Hodges for the Hall of Fame. This is a tough call. Gil was certainly a big part of the great Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the fifties. If you look at […]

Remembering Roy Campanella

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

This town has seen great catchers through the years. Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Gary Carter, Jorge Posada, and Mike Piazza are just a few that come to mind. Roy Campanella is always one that I seem to forget. Maybe it’s because his career ended in 1957, or that so many great players donned the tools […]

3-D Tour of Ebbets Field

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Earlier today I posted a 3-D tour of the Polo Grounds, I also found one of Ebbets Field. Ebbets Field seemed like a good hitters park. It was called a “bandbox”, but I see it as  fair to right handed batters. Of course it did have that short porch in right that was only 297 […]

Ernie Harwell Fighting Cancer

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell learned recently he has a tumor in the area of the bile duct. It is incurable. Harwell is 91 years old and his family and doctors have decided against surgery. Interviewing Ernie Harwell was one of my favorite moments during the history of this show. Back in July of 2007 he […]

Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Listen to author Curt Smith discuss his latest work “Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story” This is the first ever biography of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Mr. Smith is no stranger to the topic of broadcasting since he has authored 13 books including the legendary “Voices of the Game”. During this segment I […]

Artist Hopes Mural Will Help Land Hodges in Hall

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

I Received this from a fan of the site. An artist out in Petersburg, Indiana has dedicated a mural former Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges. He hopes that it will raise awareness and finally land Gil in the Hall of Fame. Hodges candidacy is one of those polarizing Hall of Fame topics. Statistically he doesn’t […]

Interview with Ralph Branca

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Those that are frequent readers of the site know I am a fan of Patrick Hickey Jr. and his website Dem Brooklyn Bums. In an interview that is two years old, yet very relevant to what has been talked about recently, Patrick talks with former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca. Rather than the usual talk […]

Ernie Harwell

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Hear HOF Ernie Harwell discuss his career in broadcasting which including a stop in New York. You will also hear an authentic call from his audio scrapbook that you can purchase at www.eharwell.com CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE SHOW CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ERNIE HARWELL MP3