Baseball, Bikes, Mentoring and Jim Nash on This Week’s Vault


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Jim Nash finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 1966 for the Kansas City A’s with a 12-1 record and a 2.06 ERA. He was gracious enough to talk to us about his career and journey to the big leagues on the latest episode of the Vault.

Turns out, a chance discussion with manager Al Dark may have helped him get noticed during spring training and earned him a shot at the majors that year. He covers it in detail on the show.

We also talked to Aaron and Chance from Biking for Baseball – a group who travels by bike across the country and is visiting every big league stadium this season. Between games, they team up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to share baseball with children all over the country. They’re a fun group and doing good things.

After parting with our guests, we argued over Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, talked about All Star candidates and Royalman ranted about Jonathan Sanchez.

We’ll be back next week with more discussion of Kansas City baseball, past, present and future on ESPN 1510 Thursday at 6 p.m. CST.

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