This Date in Baseball History – July 19

Bob Feller

On July 19, 1936, one of the greatest pitchers of all time made his Major League debut; then, exactly 28 years later, a beloved member of the Boston Red Sox rotation made his own debut in The Show.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Bob Feller’s Major League debut during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s first game with Huntsville on Saturday, then told the story of Luis Tiant’s debut and career during the sixth inning of game two.

Game One – Bob Feller

Game Two – Luis Tiant

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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