Baseball in Waco

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What do Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt, a one-legged pitcher, and a tornado have in common? They’re all a part of Waco’s baseball history! Listen as we separate fact from urban legend on this episode of the Waco History Podcast.
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Thanks to our sponsor: Brotherwell Brewing

This episode is brought to you by our friends at Brotherwell Brewing: The Official Local Beer of the Waco History Podcast. Located on historic Bridge Street in Waco, swing by and pick up some of their Waco-themed brews, like “Hidden Heard”: a brown amber lager named for the mammoths that roamed this area tens of thousands of years ago. We talked about them on episode 10! 

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About the Waco History Podcast

The Waco History Podcast is hosted by Dr. Stephen Sloan. Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history.

The Waco History Podcast,  telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past.


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