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Beyond the Big Screen

with Steve Guerra

The Near Death of America’s National Pastime

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In today’s episode, Chris and Steve swing for the fences and talk about the history, background and controversy around the 1919 World Series. We will use the movie and book 8 Men Out, along with recently released documents from the Society for American Baseball Research’s Black Sox Scandal project to think about why arguable the greatest team to have ever stepped onto a baseball field would purposefully lose the World Series. Why do you think they would?

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September 15, 2022
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Steve Guerra is the host of the History of the Papacy Podcast, which began in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast which delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews.
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