Apr 27, 2019
On April 11, 1969, The Seattle Pilots debuted for their first home game at Sick's Stadium.
Gus Bell fires a complete game 7-0 shutout over the White Sox as the paid attendance of 14,000+ watches on a perfect Seattle day.
The story of the Pilot's though is a deep complicated one and in this podcast, we will discuss -
Ball Four, William Daley's Role, how the ballpark although clearly unusable for Major League Baseball was not the main issue and neither was the attendance. How two bids to buy the team failed to keep them in Seattle and how they were the only team in MLB history to go bankrupt.