We went a week and a half between podcast recordings, so there was a lot to catch up on this episode, including the Dodgers racking up wins, Clayton Kershaw continuing to impress, the trade of Ross Stripling, a conversation on quick hooks, and a look at the season in thirds.
All that, plus more trivia than usual, and riveting watermelon talk. Enjoy!
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This week we look back to Buster Mills, an outfielder who played for the Dodgers in September 1935. He only played 17 games for Brooklyn, but was hit by a pitch in both ends of a doubleheader, the last Dodger to do so until Justin Turner a week and a half ago in San Francisco.
Mills was born in a town named Ranger, Texas. His dad’s name was Elvis, and Buster’s full name is Colonel Buster Mills, which might be the coolest name we’ve had on these Dodgers rewinds.
Mills was also a multi-sport star at Oklahoma, and earned All-Big Six honors as the Sooners quarterback in 1930.
Related: Mills’ SABR bio
Episode link (time: 1:03:15)