Talking Baseball: The Kansas City Baseball Vault Debuts with Clint Robinson, Mike Hershberger

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In the inaugural episode of the Kansas City Baseball Vault, we talked with former Kansas City Athletic Mike Hershberger about his time in Kansas City, his experiences with Charlie Finley, Reggie Jackson and the infamous goat. Back in his day, he was a defensive specialist and he talked about the skills he brought to the field.

We also got to talk to Clint Robinson before Omaha’s game in Sacramento. We wanted to know about Clint’s approach with Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler ahead of him in Kansas City, as well as his thoughts on the promotions of Irving Falu and Johnny Giavotella. He also talked about a certain prank they’ve pulled a few times, but wouldn’t divulge who the key conspirator was. Clint is hitting well again in the minors as he waits for a spot in Kansas City.

We wrapped up by talking about the middle infield situation and the logjam of second basemen in Kansas City, as well as what might happen with Luke Hochevar and Jonathan Sanchez.

Also congratulations to our trivia winners – we gave away three packages to a Kansas City T-Bones game. Listen in next week at 6 p.m. on Thursday on ESPN 1510 AM for a chance to win.

Our guest next week will be Kevin Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus (you can hear him talk with us from last November in the meantime) and Howard Rodney “Doc” Edwards, a Kansas City A from 1963 to 1965. He now coaches for the San Angelo Colts in United League Baseball, an indepedent league in Texas.

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