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This Day in Baseball - The Daily Rewind


This podcast is for the baseball fan with a curious mind. We bring you one event from each day in the calendar and go well beyond the box score. Our stories are brief and fun and come with some surprises.

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.  

Also - the website celebrating the Pilots. Or, watch a promotional 17-minute videothe Pilots produced about their season-including footage of opening day at Sicks.)