‘Baseball as It Was’ Episode #24: Jeff Katz

From the Dave Winfield sweepstakes to Fernandomania, Pete Rose’s National League hit record to the comeback Dodgers capturing the World Series, the 1981 season — and the winter that preceded it — wasn’t lacking for storylines.

But the biggest news was about the games that weren’t played.

A players’ strike in June caused a rupture in the schedule, in addition to the obvious division between the owners and their high-priced employees.

Jeff Katz, author of the newly-released Split Season (not to mention the mayor of Cooperstown, NY), details this historic year in baseball – both on the field and in the boardroom.

For all episodes of ‘Baseball as It Was’, go to baseballasitwas.com

Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Audio clips courtesy of KABC, NBC Sports, and ABC Sports

Leave a Reply