Short Hops & Tall Tales —
We have a doozy of an episode this week, as Noah and Brandon explore the awe-inspiring story of one of Noah’s favorite ballplayers of all time, Eric Davis. We explore one of the premier talents of the 1980s, compared to Mays, Aaron, and Clemente, and one of the greatest 162 game stretches in baseball history. More than that however, Davis’ story is one of perseverance, tenacity, and sheer willpower coupled with an undying love of baseball.
(2:00) Pickoff Trivia
(05:48) Eric Davis: A Career in Quotes
(15:22) The Meteoric Rise of Eric The Red
(34:37) Record Scratch
(40:24) The 1990 Playoffs!
(44:19) Eric Comes Home
(46:33) Retirement (& Comeback!)
(48:18) Bad News in Baltimore
(50:34) Pinch Hit Heroics
(52:03) A Last Hurrah
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