Two Strike Noise - A Baseball History Podcast
Episode 106 - Horace Fogel, Failing Upwards

Episode 106 - Horace Fogel, Failing Upwards

March 2, 2021

Horace Fogel was a failed politician, failed manager & failed owner. How bad was he? He tried to convert a young Christy Mathewson into a first baseman. Despite all of his misfires he continued to be involved in baseball until he pushed too far, dealing in late 1800’s Qanon-like baseball conspiracy theories. Bad enough were these falsehoods that they landed him in very rare company, banned from baseball for life. Plus Seinfeld-baseball trivia &  Jeff finds his people, The Society for the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing who coincidentally came up with some great names for the then Houston expansion team. Finally, Wax Pack Heroes takes on some very mediocre 1989 Scores packs. 

Tipping Pitches Podcast - 
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tipping-pitches/id1265588219
https://open.spotify.com/show/4GYOatQjKlvePSZ1GkjA1T
https://www.stitcher.com/show/tipping-pitches

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Episode 105 - Fernando-Mania

Episode 105 - Fernando-Mania

February 23, 2021

The 1981 MLB season was known for two things, a strike and Fernando-mania. Dodger fans went crazy for a 20 year old, left-handed screwballer who captured the interest of the Latin fan base of LA as well as the Rookie of the Year & the Cy Young! There were songs written about him, cereal boxes with his face on them & strikeouts. Lots of them. We talk everything El Toro. Plus, we remember the anniversary of Homer at the Bat & find out some players who turned down a chance to be drawn onto Mr. Burns team of ringers. Finally, Wax Pack Heroes as we rip some 1991 & 92 Topps packs. 

Daniel Jacob  Horine YouTube chat with Dale Murphy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZTuOpeTWXU
Fernando El Toro - Lalo Guerrero - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIXiFXVIlSA&ab_channel=TheIerockabilly

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/ 

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Episode 104 - History of the Designated Hitter

Episode 104 - History of the Designated Hitter

February 16, 2021

Talk of taking the bat out of the pitcher’s hands goes all the way back to the late 1800’s. So why do we still have two leagues with different rules? We’ll walk through all the iterations and arguments for and against the designated hitter this week as well as touch on baseball player home security, Storm Davis’ origin story, the 1976 A’s literally running a mile ahead of the Twins and Wax Pack Heroes with some 1987 & 1990 Fleer cards. 

Bob Newhart baseball bit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anAHCvl0v0&ab_channel=BobNewhart-Topic

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Episode 103 - Famous Home Run Calls

Episode 103 - Famous Home Run Calls

February 9, 2021

Rickey Henderson Hall of Fame artifacts now presented by Two Strike Noise! We’ll tell you where to see them. We start our search for the most Wax Pack Hero-ish additional scoring card. Can you beat the 1993 Tony Gwynn Topps? Then we listen to some of the most famous home run calls over the past 70 years. Can you name them just by listening to the call? Finally, we crack a couple of packs of Score in Wax Pack Heroes. 

Two Strike Noise HOF Rickey sponsored items -  
https://collection.baseballhall.org/PASTIME/rickey-henderson-939th-career-stolen-base-batting-gloves-1991-may-01-0
https://collection.baseballhall.org/PASTIME/rickey-henderson-shoes-1980-0v

Darren Willman @darenw - https://twitter.com/darenw/status/1356616442783932416

Romantic About Baseball Podcast plays their own version of Wax Pack Heroes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-54-we-open-bad-cards/id1481719028?i=1000506633405

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/

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Episode 102 - Tales From the Dugout v14

Episode 102 - Tales From the Dugout v14

February 2, 2021

More tales from the dugout this week as we remember the Astros want to remind you to update those passwords, Bernie the Brewer was a real, beer-swelling, lederhosen-wearing, camper-on-top-of-the-scoreboard-living Brewers fan for five months and baseball insults that cut. Wax Pack Heroes features a pack of 1986 Topps versus 1990 Bowman. 

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/

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This week @BBBA_Podcast joins us for the second part of our crossover event to help us look at the 1990 #MLB AL. The memorable moments, the league leaders & Dave Stewart’s jock strap? We hit all the winners, losers & on field pant removals, plus 1990 Upper Deck in Wax Pack Heroes. 

Episode 101 - 1990 American League in Review with Baseball Beyond Batting Average Podcast

Episode 101 - 1990 American League in Review with Baseball Beyond Batting Average Podcast

January 26, 2021

The baseball podcast crossover event of the new year continues. This week the Baseball Beyond Batting Average Podcast joins us to go over the 1990 season in the American League. It was a wild year from Dave Stewart’s jock strap, Steve Lyon’s pants (or lack of), a lot of no-hitters and a pair of Griffey’s. Mark and Andy help us take a look at the best & worst from each team & the award winners. Plus, we open a 1990 Upper Deck pack with the BBBA guys, where will they land on our guest leaderboard? 

Part One on Baseball Beyond Batting Average - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/69-1990-national-league/id1269131240?i=1000505881758

Baseball Beyond Batting Average Podcast on Twitter - @BBBA_Podcast
Andy on Twitter - @sportcardbacks
Mark on Twitter - @mosley_mark

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/

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Episode 100 - Christie Brinkley Takes Over Baseball Cards

Episode 100 - Christie Brinkley Takes Over Baseball Cards

January 19, 2021

The 1990’s was awash with what seemed like hundreds of different brands of baseball cards. Brands needed something that made them stand out and be more collectible than others. In 1996 Pinnacle came up with just such an idea. Covergirl model and owner of a red Ferrari in National Lampoon’s Vacation, Christie Brinkley. Brinkley worked with Atlanta and Cleveland (who had faced off in the World Series the previous season) to create unique cards that are some of the few to actually still hold value today. To celebrate out 100th episode, we crack a couple of packs of Upper Deck for Wax Pack Heroes and they do not disappoint.  

Christie Brinkley’s Pinnacle Set - https://www.mlb.com/news/christie-brinkley-s-pinnacle-card-set-history

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/

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Episode 99 - Dog Days & Tommy Lasorda

Episode 99 - Dog Days & Tommy Lasorda

January 12, 2021

We lost Tommy Lasorda last week. He was described as the last “Celebrity Manager”. We review Tommy’s greatest hits, from ranting about Dave Kingman or Kurt Beveacqua or talking his way out of a speeding ticket on CHiPs or even hawking Slim Fast. Plus, we are both dog lovers and so are alot of baseball players. It seems like it’s always been that way. We look at the history of baseball players and their dogs. For Wax Pack Heroes packs of Score Pinnacles give us some of the best looking and oddest cards we’ve ever pulled.  

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/

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Episode 98 - Baseball’s First Greatest Showman

Episode 98 - Baseball’s First Greatest Showman

January 5, 2021

New year, new history. We start it off right by comparing prices on Cameo and try to figure out why Hall of Famers are so undervalued on the platform. Real important stuff. Christopher Fredrick Wilhelm von der Ahe might have one of the longest names in baseball history. He never picked up a bat or threw a ball but he was one of early baseballs most important owners. He pioneered the fan experience in ways that are still around today. He also wore spats on his shows, always traveled with his 2 greyhounds and changed managers at a pace that would make George Steinbrenner blush. Finally we start the new year off with something that has never happened before in Wax Pack Heroes. 

Please do not give “MLB Hall of Famer” Omar Vizquel money on Cameo - https://www.cameo.com/omarvizquel
Tsuyoshi Shinjo attempting a comeback at age 48 - http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14038780v

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/

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Episode 97 - Homers for the Holidays

Episode 97 - Homers for the Holidays

December 22, 2020

This week is a full of stocking stuffers from baseball history. With MLB’s announcement regarding Negro League statistics, which records might change hands? Can we find a Mandalorian/baseball connection? Ofcourse we can! Plus, Chicken Wolf saved by a dog, Spiders or the Forest City’s for Cleveland’s new team name and Ted Turner takes over the reigns of his own team, it doesn’t go well. Wax Pack Heroes takes on some Topps Stadium Club in all of their glossy glory. Happy Holidays. We’re taking our first week off next week (cause screw 2020). See you next year!

Luke Appling HR - https://youtu.be/9z7T-iaDzmA

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We pull ALOT of commons in Wax Pack Heroes. If you've got those Tom Foley or Ernest Riles cards just sitting around you can donate those commons to charity and maybe spark a child's interest in baseball and collecting. Find out more here: http://commons4kids.org/

#podernfamily #podnation #baseball #mlb #history #podcast #baseballcards

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