Category Archives: Baseball

Pete ‘The Hit King’ Rose: How I Got My Other Nickname—‘Charlie Hustle’

Pete Rose may be a lot of things, but lazy isn’t one of them—as two equally great New York Yankees were quick to attest.

Interviewed on BEST Business Radio, the former Cincinnati Reds star recalls how he got dubbed “Charlie Hustle.”

“The name was given to me when I was trying out for the Reds in spring training in 1963,” he tells host Doug Huggins.

"Whether you're playin' baseball or you're in business to sell a product, you can't cheat the fans," Pete (above) tells us. "Fans are customers, customers are fans."

"Whether you're playin' baseball or you're in business to sell a product, you can't cheat the fans," Pete (above) tells us. "Fans are customers, customers are fans."

“We played the New York Yankees in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. And I did a couple of things in that game and Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford were talking to the New York press after the game and Mickey said to Whitey—or Whitey said to Mickey—‘Did you see that? Charlie Hustle beat us today!’

“And the next day in the New York paper it said, ‘Charlie Hustle Beats Yanks.’ My name was created at that time. And about three weeks later I ended up makin’ the Reds for the first time.”

Pete, who holds the all-time record—among many others—for most career hits (4,256), also discusses how he Continue reading

Boston Red Sox Centerfielder Fred Lynn Joins Red Sox Nation

Red Sox Nation welcomes the 1975 American League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Fred Lynn to BlogTalkRadio.

Fred Lynn Today at 4pm ET (click to listen) hosts Tony Cincotta and Darryl Houston Smith welcome baseball icon Fred Lynn to talk about breaking into the majors with the Boston Red Sox. Fred Lynn played 17 season in Major League Baseball from 1974-1990, but he made his name early on with the Red Sox.

Join them live this afternoon for this exclusive interview.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio has the finger on the pulse of nationwide events, news and happenings. So it’s no wonder that we’ve got coverage of St. Patty’s Day from across the globe.

StPatricksDayTonight at 7pm ET, Gotham Baseball Live celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a feature on Irish Baseball. Hear filmmaker John Fitzgerald talk about his film “The Emerald Diamond.”

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Marq will be live at the Rio at McFadden’s Bar, where pipers, leprechauns, and redheads go to party tonight on Somewhere in Vegas at 9:30pm ET.

Celebrity Artist Michael Bell is LIVE Wednesday at 9pm ET with clips from Ireland with Irish Singing Sensation Gemma Heaney. Sure to be a real pleaser.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio has the finger on the pulse of nationwide events, news and happenings. So it’s no wonder that we’ve got coverage of St. Patty’s Day from across the globe.

StPatricksDayTonight at 7pm ET, Gotham Baseball Live celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a feature on Irish Baseball. Hear filmmaker John Fitzgerald talk about his film “The Emerald Diamond.”

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and Marq will be live at the Rio at McFadden’s Bar, where pipers, leprechauns, and redheads go to party tonight on Somewhere in Vegas at 9:30pm ET.

Celebrity Artist Michael Bell is LIVE Wednesday at 9pm ET with clips from Ireland with Irish Singing Sensation Gemma Heaney. Sure to be a real pleaser.

Treehouse Fort Special National League East Preview

BlogTalkRadio continues its amazing baseball coverage tonight as Treehouse Fort previews baseball’s National League East division with special guests.

nleastMatt Sussman and Tuffy ditch the DH in their second half of baseball previews. Joining them to talk about the NL East will be special guests Matthew Cerrone from MetsBlog.com and The MetsBlog Podcast; and Alex Remington from Chop-n-Change and the Huffington Post.

Plus news from the week all tonight on Treehouse Fort at 8pm ET.

Live from Mickey Mantles – Art Shamsky

Art Shamsky is a member of the 1969 World Champion NY Mets and he’ll be live on location on BlogTalkRadio.

Art Shamsky Former Mets Outfielder and member of the 1969 World Champion NY Mets headlines the Gotham Sports Media show tonight, live from Mickey Mantles restaurant, at 6pm ET.

During the second half hour author Tom Stanton will discuss his book “Ty and the Babe” which outlines the relationship between the two legendary Hall of Fame ballplayers.

A great night for legendary baseball.

Never Back Down Star Sean Faris

Frankie brings you two sports film names and a look ahead at baseball tonight.

Faris Tonight at 9:30pm ET, Frankie the Sports Guy welcomes Sean Faris, star of the upcoming MMA movie “Never Back Down” as well as P.J. Moynihan, director of the Eye on A Dream documentary.

Eye on the Dream is a 10-part documentary series about summer amateur wooden-bat baseball in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL), which chronicles young men chasing their dream of playing professional baseball.

Also on the program, special guest Mike Silva of Gotham Sports Radio will also join Frankie to talk about the upcoming baseball season.

Side Note: At 7pm ET today Mike Silva will have special guest, and former NY Yankees DH, Ron Blomberg on the show. Blomberg will discuss his book “Designated Hebrew” which chronicles challenges he faced in his career with the Yankees.

Sports Illustrated Hoops, Mets, Yankees, Rangers, Whew!

Men and women who know their sports join BlogTalkRadio today to talk basketball, baseball, hockey and more with you.

Today at 1pm ET, Pro Hoops Weekly brings you Sports Illustrated Senior NBA writer Jack McCallum to discuss his book “:07 Seconds or Less. My season on the Bench with the Runnin’ and Gunnin’ Phoenix Suns.”

Then tonight at 8pm ET, Aceman & the Kwass bring John Delcos, Mets reporter/blogger for the Journal News to The Sports Docket. They’ll recap the first week in Port St. Lucie and look ahead to the 2008 season. Seamus Molloy, of YanksBlog.com will talk Andy Petitte and the start of new era with Joe Girardi. Margaret Hurley of My Blueshirt Heaven and Dan Akeson of Pucks on Broadway talk Rangers and NHL.