Thom interviews D.C. native Maury Wills, best known for his record setting season of stealing 104 bases in 1962 as the shortstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maury talks about how he was able to latch onto the Dodgers' organization after learning the game in D.C., the influence Ty Cobb, playing in D.C. as a National League All-Star and more. A replay from last year in case you missed it.
Washington Kastles and Washington City Paper owner Mark Ein joins the podcast. Mark tells Thom about his love for tennis, the area's excitement for the Caps championship, what the Kastles look like this year, why he bought the City Paper, and more.
Thom welcomes on his favorite manager ever to cover, Davey Johnson. Davey discusses playing on those great World Series winning Orioles teams under Earl Weaver, being teammates w/ Hank Aaron, his distinguished managing career, and more. Among the managerial topics of note, his grudge against the other skipper in the 86 World Series, his relationship w/ Peter Angelos,and was he OK with the Strasburg Shutdown.
Thom's next guest is sportscaster Lesley Visser. Lesley discusses her days as a sports writing where she was the first ever woman to cover the NFL as a beat reporter, when she got a random phone call from Bear Bryant, covering Final Fours, Olympics, and more.
Join host Thom Loverro and his eclectic group of guests from the worlds of sports & entertainment, in weekly conversations that only Thom can have.
Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist for 40 years and has won more than 40 awards for his work. He is also one of the most popular sports talk show hosts in Washington, D.C., and the author of 11 books. You can find out more about him at www.thomloverro.com.