Effectively Wild Episode 2169: Play Big, Windbigler

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about which slow-starting 2023 pennant winner (Diamondbacks or Rangers) is more likely to get back on track to return to October, explain (9:37) the saga of Dick Windbigler, the rare pitcher who actually hurt himself by pausing mid-delivery (featuring an appearance by Dick’s widow, Melba Windbigler), then (30:04) answer listener emails about the requirements for claiming to have seen a game played in every MLB ballpark, the funniest MVP chant alternatives, changing the penalty for shift violations, and clustering hits and outs, meet major leaguers (1:01:44) Ryan Loutos and Jacob Hurtubise, and Stat Blast (1:14:50) about the least productive hitting streaks and more (plus a postscript).

Audio intro: Benny and a Million Shetland Ponies, “Effectively Wild Theme (Pedantic)
Audio outro: Andy Ellison, “Effectively Wild Theme

Link to playoff odds changes
Link to 1973 Windbigler article
Link to Windbigler HoF page
Link to induction story
Link to obit
Link to UT Martin baseball alumni
Link to delayed Mets game
Link to phantom players wiki
Link to Sam on NoPAPH
Link to EW on obscure awards
Link to shift violation
Link to interference call play
Link to Close Call Sports post
Link to Rogers tweet
Link to story on MLB response
Link to listener emails database
Link to B-Ref new debuts
Link to WashU baseball alumni
Link to Loutos on FGA
Link to MLB.com on Loutos
Link to MLBTR on Loutos
Link to Student Life on Loutos
Link to BA on Loutos
Link to West Point baseball alumni
Link to Hurtubise FG interview
Link to Hurtubise article 1
Link to Hurtubise article 2
Link to Hurtubise article 3
Link to Hurtubise article 4
Link to Hurtubise article 5
Link to Cards prospect list
Link to Reds prospect list
Link to Kyle Cripps Stat Blast cover
Link to lowest-OPS hitting streaks
Link to Kenny Jackelen’s Twitter
Link to triples-only games
Link to longest walk-less streaks
Link to longest ND streaks
Link to longest BB + ND streaks
Link to Verdugo clip 1
Link to Verdugo clip 2
Link to Verdugo clip 3
Link to Elly clip
Link to Adolis clip
Link to one-team-players post
Link to one-team-players data
Link to Paine on revolving-door teams
Link to TCU highlight
Link to Ben on mid-PA changes
Link to ballpark meetup forms
Link to meetup organizer form

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