Effectively Wild Episode 1141: The Overlooked Negro Leagues Legend


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan profess their thanks for each other, answer listener emails about the 1890s Orioles’ field manipulations, the importance of Carlos Beltran to the 2017 Astros, and how free-agent auctions would work, then welcome researcher Peter Gorton and director Paul Irmiter to talk about little-known Negro Leagues legend and scouting pioneer John Donaldson, their efforts to uncover Donaldson’s stats, and their forthcoming Donaldson documentary, 39 Seconds.

Audio intro: The Avett Brothers, "Nothing Short of Thankful"
Audio interstitial: Neil Young, "Unknown Legend"
Audio outro: Fairport Convention, "Now Be Thankful"

Link to 39 Seconds John Donaldson documentary site
Link to John Donaldson film footage
Link to Effectively Wild t-shirts

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