This Week In Baseball History
About This Show
This Week In Baseball History is a weekly podcast devoted to the history of baseball, hosted by Mike Bates and Bill Parker, the co-founders of The Platoon Advantage and writers on many fine websites.
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Episode 45 - AstroTurf Uproots Grass
2 days ago
Baseball is meant to be played outdoors and on a manicured lawn of beautiful soft grass. But with America rocketing into the Space Age, nothing was safe from modernization. Including the playing field in Houston, where the Astros and Dodgers played the first major league game on artificial turf 52 years ago this week. Mike and Bill look at the rise and downfall of fake plastic grass, and why this terrible idea has stuck around for so long.