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In the Stadium with Denny Matthews

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/29Mar19-Denny-Matthews-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A major league baseball team plays 162 games in a season, but it’s rare any one player will play all…

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Keeping Baseball Interesting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/28Mar19-Denny-Matthews-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about…

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A Career Talking About Baseball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/27Mar19-Denny-Matthews-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some of you know that one of my favorite times of the year is when baseball season begin.  So, with…

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The First Professional African American Baseball Player

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/05Jun18-Bud-Fowler-Keokuk-Baseball-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Who was the first African American major league baseball player.  Most say Jackie Robinson.  However, residents of this town say…

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Keokuk, Iowa–Major League Baseball Town?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/04Jun18-Bud-Fowler-Keokuk-Baseball-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You probably don’t think of Keokuk, Iowa as a town that could support a Major League Baseball team.  But that…

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50 Years of Broadcasting Major League Baseball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/13Apr18-Denny-Matthews-50th-Season-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)162 games a year for 50 years…that’s over 8000 baseball games…and this man has seen virtually every single one of…

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Keeping the Listener Interested Calling a Ballgame

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/12Apr18-Denny-Matthews-50th-Season-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about…

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From the Hall of Fame to a Wiffle Ball Bat

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/05/John-Baker-Sports-Memorabilia-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Collecting and selling sports memorabilia can be big business.  John Baker ended up in it somewhat by accident and the…

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One Pitch

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/10/Carl-Mays-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Carl Mays’ baseball statistics are comparable to many who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. However, one…

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Baseball’s Carl Mays

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Carl-Mays-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Carl Mays. He played on teams with Babe Ruth, had a 15…

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Brayan Pena

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Bryan-Pena-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Bryan Pena has played catcher for the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals. However, his proudest accomplishment may be…

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Leaving Cuba

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/09/Bryan-Pena-11.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Imagine growing up in a country where you were not allowed to leave its borders; a place where the stories…

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For Sale: A Field of Dreams

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/05/Field-of-Dreams-For-Sale.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 946.5KB)This Iowa farm family is asking $5.4 million dollars for their corn field. For that price you get the house,…

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Jim Thorpe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/04/Jim-Thorpe-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 954.7KB)In 1912 he was proclaimed the world’s greatest athlete and some of his Olympic records from that year still stood…

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Back to Baseball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Jerry-Coleman-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.9MB)Jerry Coleman served his country as a pilot during World War II, then returned home to play professional baseball. 1949…

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A Yankee Pilot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Jerry-Coleman-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 952.9KB)It is difficult to fathom the changes that took place in everyday life in the United State, yet alone Hawaii,…

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Waiting to Join…

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2009/09/Jerry-Coleman-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02 — 951.8KB)Jerry Coleman was a high school senior when the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor. He was drafted the very next year,…

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