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Madvora
11-24-2010, 06:30 PM
I just discovered this show which is just one hour episodes on a single MLB season. I just watched the one on the 1987 season. Pretty cool idea for a show.
I set my DVR up to record a bunch of these.

Friday at 3:00 they will be showing 1959.

eastchicagosoxfan
11-24-2010, 08:08 PM
A few ago I read a book titled 1924. The book only covered the 1924 season, which culminated in the Washington Nationals, and their star pitcher, Walter Johnson, winning the World Series over John McGraw's Giants. In the introduction, the author says that every season should be duly chronicled. I hope the MLB network takes the idea and runs with it.

MarkM2112
11-24-2010, 08:59 PM
I love this series. It's refreshing to see balanced coverage for a change!

DumpJerry
11-24-2010, 09:48 PM
A few ago I read a book titled 1924. The book only covered the 1924 season, which culminated in the Washington Nationals, and their star pitcher, Walter Johnson, winning the World Series over John McGraw's Giants. In the introduction, the author says that every season should be duly chronicled. I hope the MLB network takes the idea and runs with it.
The Washington Nationals have never been in the World Series. You're thinking of the Minnesota Twins, they won the 1924 World Series.

PKalltheway
11-24-2010, 10:16 PM
The Washington Nationals have never been in the World Series. You're thinking of the Minnesota Twins, they won the 1924 World Series.
Well, yes and no. The current Nationals obviously have never been in the World Series, but the official name of the original Senators baseball club for many years was....The Nationals! :tongue:

(I realize this was probably just a typo on eastchicagosoxfan's part, but I just love baseball history!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Senators_(1901-1960)
http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/wasdc/nats.html
http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=7221

DumpJerry
11-25-2010, 10:01 AM
Well, yes and no. The current Nationals obviously have never been in the World Series, but the official name of the original Senators baseball club for many years was....The Nationals! :tongue:

(I realize this was probably just a typo on eastchicagosoxfan's part, but I just love baseball history!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Senators_(1901-1960)
http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/wasdc/nats.html
http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=7221
Hmm...the Bible of Baseball says otherwise (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MIN/).

eastchicagosoxfan
11-25-2010, 11:22 AM
Hmm...the Bible of Baseball says otherwise (http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MIN/).

Acording to Wallter Johnson's biography, written and researched by his grandson, Henry Thomas, the nickname Nationals replaced Sensators in 1905. No one used the new nickname, and in 1955 the Senators nickname was made official again. The team page Dump references indicates just that. "The Senators were officially the Nationals from 1905-55, but the fans never recognized them as such."

Regardless, a couple of good books have been written about 1908, and I'm sure other seasons have been catalouged as well.

gogosox675
11-25-2010, 04:03 PM
Baseball's Seasons is a good show. The 1993 episode is good as well. That show and the classic games are my favorites on MLB Network.

Dub25
12-05-2010, 11:41 PM
Is this the same show that focuses on a team that comes out of nowhere? If so, I thought the 2000 White Sox should get an episode.

MarkM2112
12-05-2010, 11:48 PM
The 1990 episode was good as well. They gave nice attention to the AL West race. Even though we didn't win, it brought back some nice memories of that "oh so close" season.

Dub25
12-06-2010, 12:14 AM
The 1990 episode was good as well. They gave nice attention to the AL West race. Even though we didn't win, it brought back some nice memories of that "oh so close" season.

1990... I remember that year. I believe Dave Stewart said the Sox couldn't hold his jock. That's when I wanted to punch him in the face.

Hitmen77
12-07-2010, 01:50 PM
I love this series. It's refreshing to see balanced coverage for a change!

I've seen the shows for the '59, '69, and '71 seasons so far and they've been pretty good. The 1959 episode included comments from Billy Pierce, Jim Landis, and Jim Rivera. They also had some brief comments from Richard Roeper and George Wendt.

The 1971 episode included some comments from Bill Melton about the '71 Orioles' pitching staff (four 20 game winners).

MarkM2112
12-07-2010, 02:09 PM
1990... I remember that year. I believe Dave Stewart said the Sox couldn't hold his jock. That's when I wanted to punch him in the face.

LOL! I remember that! I really started hating the A's at that point...

Huisj
12-07-2010, 02:40 PM
Well, yes and no. The current Nationals obviously have never been in the World Series, but the official name of the original Senators baseball club for many years was....The Nationals! :tongue:

(I realize this was probably just a typo on eastchicagosoxfan's part, but I just love baseball history!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Senators_(1901-1960 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Senators_%281901-1960))
http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/wasdc/nats.html
http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?id=7221

That logo with the capital dome bursting out of a baseball with a cap on is just plain awesome. Way better than the generic Nationals logos of today.