Hosts Dan Schlossberg and Bruce Campbell each represent a wealth of knowledge in baseball history. Dan is a former Associated Press newsman and author of 35 books on baseball. Bruce is a dealer in baseball memorabilia and is renowned for his expertise on baseball players, games and statistics throughout the history of the sport. The two have collaborated in organizing baseball-themed events for over 20 years.
Al Clark is known as one of the most unbiased Major League umpires in the history of baseball. In his 26-year career, Al officiated 3,392 major league games including three American League Division Series, five American League Championship Series, two All-Star Games and two World Series.
Ron Blomberg was the first Designated Hitter in baseball, playing for the New York Yankees. A pure athlete, Ron was offered 125 basketball scholarships and 100 football scholarships, but passed up collegiate sports to be the Yankees’ first pick overall in the 1967 amateur draft.
Art Shamsky is well-known for his career with the Mets from 1968 to 1972. His popularity among Jewish fans peaked when he refused to play in a double-header on Yom Kippur. Art was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
Jay Johnstone is a well-documented prankster in the world of baseball, having authored 2 books on the subject. During his storied career as a versatile outfielder, Jay played for the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and more. His two-run homer for the Dodgers in Game Four of the 1981 World Series helped lead his team to an 8-7 victory, after being down 3-6. They would win the next two games to clinch the World Series Championship.
Fritz Peterson was a lefty pitcher for the New York Yankees (1966-1974), Cleveland Indians (1974-1976), and Texas Rangers (1976). Fritz set the Yankee Stadium’s all-time lowest earned run average of 2.52, a record that will never be surpassed as the stadium was demolished in 2008.