Baseball and Race Relations with Tim Wendel


Ferguson, South Carolina, Cleveland, Baltimore, New York. They are cities in the news for police actions against minorities. These tragic stories may make us think racial relations in America are falling apart. However, there was a time where teams were housed separately by color, when players had to use separate bathrooms, and special leagues were created to allow black players to take the field. It was a terrible reflection of society. However, baseball showed America that – when we define ourselves as a team and not separate us by race – we could overcome the prejudices of our times. Listen to baseball historian and author, Tim Wendel, and I sit back, relax, and enjoy the stories of Jackie Robinson, Bob Gibson, Willie Horton, Minnie Minoso, Sandy Koufax, and more as they united a divided country.

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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.