Sunday, August 13, 2006

The story of World War I with Barry Jacobsen, part 4


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The story of World War I with Barry Jacobsen, part 4 08/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts:

Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger. This is our 4th show about World War I. 


We remember Jim "Mudcat" Grant (1935-2021)

  

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James Timothy Grant was born in Florida on this day in 1935 and quickly became known as Mudcat.   He died in 2021.

Grant broke with the Indians in 1958 and did quite well:    10 wins and 11 complete games.   In 1964, Mudcat was traded to Minnesota and pitched the Twins to the AL pennant in 1965:   21-7, 6 shutouts, 14 complete games and 3.30 ERA.   
Overall, he won 145 games and the critical game 6 of the 1965 World Series.   Folllowing that great season, he was named The Sporting News American League Pitcher in 1965.  To my knowledge, he is still the only black pitcher in American League history to win 20 games in a season and a World Series game.    (I think that Bob Gibson did it in the National League!)
Happy birthday Mudcat!
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Thursday, August 03, 2006

World War II: The great military leaders with Barry Jacobsen


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World War II: The great military leaders with Barry Jacobsen 07/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | History Podcasts:

Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger.......we will remember the Allied and Axis commanders: Ike, MacArthur, Nimitz, Monty, Zukov; and on the Axis side, Von Manstein, Guderian, Rommel, Kesselring, Adm. Yamamoto, General Yamashita.......and other stories of the war............


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