Baseball is back. Hall of Famers, your favorites and players you haven't thought of for years come to life in a simulated March Madness-style tournament announced by renowned play-by-play voice Josh Lewin. The AL and NL pennant winners from 1974-2005 square off in a March Madness-style round of 48 to decide the Throwback League championship. An advanced computer algorithm produces the results; Josh brings them to life with a lively and descriptive play-by-play, and Legendary Sunday Night Baseball announcer Jon Miller provides pre-game set-up with players from the teams are interviewed. New games drop every Monday from February 17, 2020 till January 11, 2021.
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Come inside the Metrodome for a 5-seed at a 4-seed matchup; Curt Schilling and Scott Erickson face off in a battle of teams that won seven-game World Series by running the table at home. Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek lock horns with Luis Gonzalez and Matt Williams, with Mark Grace providing his memories of the ’01
Albert Pujols leads the upstart Cards into Riverfront Stadium for a 9-seed vs 1-seed battle. The Big Red Machine is loaded with Rose, Perez, Morgan, etc… but does Clay Kirby have enough to slow down Tony LaRussa’s underdogs? Reds’ backup infielder Doug Flynn provides his own memories from that ’75 championship season in Cincy, while Jon
Lefties Mike Flanagan and Jerry Ruess are head-to-head at Dodger Stadium. Tommy Lasorda’s Blue Crew is the 7-seed taking on a ’79 Baltimore team that nearly won it all. The Orioles have Bumbry, Singleton, Eddie Murray and more loaded up and ready; the winner of this one gets the 1976 Big Red Machine down the
Listen to “Here Comes The King” on the Busch Stadium organ and settle in for Whitey Herzog’s Runnin’ Redbirds against the gritty “High Hopes” ’93 Phillies. Dykstra, Daulton, Kruk and the powerful Phils try and take down the World Series champs, who are led by Keith Hernandez. Hernandez supplies a commentary track along with Hall
Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox’s teams have at it with McGwire and Canseco loaded up vs Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones and Fred McGriff. It’s an 8-seed vs a 9-seed for the right to move on and play the powerful ’98 Yankees. The Oakland Coliseum is rocking in by far the most entertaining game of the Throwback League
It’s another 5 vs 12 battle as the 1980 AL pennant-winning Royals travel to South Florida to face the World Champion ’97 Marlins. Remember what winning baseball was like in Miami before ownership sold off all the great Marlins players; Livan Hernandez is on the mound, backed by Bobby Bonilla, Moises Alou and more. The Royals have
The 5-seed ’88 Dodgers have Orel Hershiser on the Chavez Ravine mound against the 12-seed ’98 Padres and fellow sinkerballer Kevin Brown. Kirk Gibson and Ken Caminiti both take their swings; Tony Gwynn looks to come up with the big hit late. Longtime ESPN Sunday Night Baseball voice Jon Miller previews, and the game unfolds as the
An 8 vs 9 battle matches Hall of Famers Don Sutton and Bert Blyleven at the Metrodome. The ’74 Dodgers have some heavy hitters including Steve Garvey and Ron Cey while the ’87 Twins counter with Kent Hrbek and Kirby Puckett. The 1-seed ’84 Tigers await the winner in this region. Hall of Famer broadcaster Jon Miller offers
The 6-seed Reds managed by Lou Piniella send Jose Rijo the mound against Mike Hargrove’s 11-seed ’95 Tribe featuring sluggers Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez and Albert Belle. Longtime ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Voice Jon Miller reminisces about the ’90 Reds and Cincy catcher Joe Oliver weighs in mid-game. Make sure you’re following along and checking box scores
It’s another 7 vs 10 matchup as the World Series champion ’85 Royals (George Brett, Steve Balboni, Willie Wilson) tangle with the Mike Mussina-led ’03 Yankees with Jeter, Matsui, Posada and Ventura. Danny Jackson gets the start for KC in a condensed-for-podcast broadcast of two stellar AL teams from your youth. Jon Miller has pre-game
The 7-seed Wheeze Kids host Bobby Cox’s 10-seed Braves at the Vet. Steve “Lefty” Carlton is backed by Philly sluggers Luzinski and Schmidt while Atlanta loads up with Chipper and Andruw Jones in a nail-biting down-to-the-wire first round game. Make sure you’re following along and checking box cores and brackets at the league website, TheThrowbackLeague.com…
Legendary speedster Vince Coleman is regenerated and reborn with no injury issues from a rolled-up tarpaulin. That means WhiteyBall is alive and well in South Florida where it’s the 11-seed ’85 Cards against the ’03 World Series champion Marlins. Josh Beckett has plenty of thump in the lineup behind him; Willie McGee and Ozzie Smith
Canseco and McGwire lead the 9-seed A’s into Yankee Stadium for a showdown with the 8-seed Pinstripes. Dave Stewart gets the ball for Oakland; Andy Pettite for New York. Jon Miller provides pre-game analysis; Dennis Eckersley weighs in on why those ’90 A’s should have won it all. Open up a pack of reanimated baseball
The ’86 Red Sox get their shot at redemption. Bill Buckner, Rich Gedman, Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens are up against the ’93 Blue Jays of Robby Alomar, Joe Carter and Paul Molitor. A 5 vs 12 seed matchup from Fenway awaits in the magical world of make believe. Josh Lewin narrates, Jon Miller previous and