Click Here to Listen- Hot Stove Baseball Podcast 5th Inning Legendary baseball scout Gary Hughes of the Boston Red Sox and @Broadcastermick (Mick Gillispie) Chicago Cubs Spring Training Voice remembers the late Cubs legend Ernie Banks. Major League Baseball will look at banning the shift with new Commissioner Rob Manfred. The 2015 Hall of Fame […]
Legendary baseball scout Gary Hughes and @Broadcastermick (Mick Gillispie) talk about the best off-season movers and shakers in Major League Baseball, including the rise of San Diego and the rebuild in Philadelphia. Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees 97 years ago today and his memorabilia still brings big money. Baseball lost […]
PENSACOLA — Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run in his first Smokies at-bat, Zeke DeVoss tripled in a run in the second, but the Blue Wahoos rallied for two in the eighth inning to defeat the Smokies and take the 2014 season opener 6-5 at Bayfront Stadium in Pensacola on Thursday night. The Smokies […]
The Hot Stove Baseball Podcast starts with Gary and Mick talking about the official start of spring training. Pitchers and catchers have reported and Gary talks about the worries and concerns management faces with players before they get into shape. The Red Sox and Yankees are gearing up for another AL East battle. Mick asks […]
Since 1996 Oakland A’s fans have heard the play-by-play voice of Ken Korach fill the radio airwaves in the Bay Area. Korach is known for his professionalism on-air and overall broadcast organization. He is great at giving his audience an excellent description and maintaining the excitement of the game. In January the National Sportscasters and […]
Veteran Major League Baseball Scout Gary Hughes and Broadcaster Mick Gillispie discuss an array of off season topics. The show starts with the guys talking about Spring Training. It was announced earlier this week that Mick would again work with Len Kasper on the Cubs Cactus League broadcast. This includes 23 games and the opening […]
Broadcaster Mick Gillispie and veteran Major League Baseball Scout Gary Hughes discuss an array of topics. This show kicks off with a reaction to the three former players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Gary gives his analysis of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas. Then turn to the players that didn’t make […]
Smokies radio broadcaster Mick Gillispie and veteran MLB scout Gary Hughes host the 2013-2014 Hot Stove Baseball Podcast.
In the fall of 2002 I had the good fortune of meeting my broadcasting hero and the man who motivated me chase my dreams, Chuck Thompson. Chuck’s voice was synonymous Baltimore sports, including the long-gone football Colts and the baseball Orioles. Thompson, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, was the inspiration […]
Former Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Kyle Hendricks and Smokies’ shortstop Javier Baez were honored at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon for being named Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year, respectively. Featured on WGN’s ‘The Leadoff Man’, this video recaps the two career seasons for each player.