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Episode 148

Darold Knowles, John Hannah

Published on: 8th May, 2023

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to be transported back in time as esteemed host Bill Donohue sets the stage for an extraordinary radio show episode that combines the rich history of baseball with the glories of professional football. Brace yourselves for an unparalleled journey through sporting greatness as Bill invites two legendary figures to grace the airwaves and share their awe-inspiring stories.

First up, the charismatic Bill Donohue welcomes none other than the World Champion Oakland A's pitcher Darold Knowles, a true living legend of the game. Darold's remarkable feat of pitching in all seven games of the unforgettable 1973 World Series against the New York Mets instantly captivates listeners' imaginations. As the room fills with anticipation, Bill and Darold embark on a gripping conversation, delving deep into the treacherous battlegrounds of the World Series, where every pitch, every moment, and every decision carried immense weight. Listeners are treated to an insider's perspective, as Darold recounts the nail-biting suspense, the exhilarating triumphs, and the heartbreaking defeats that defined that historic clash between two baseball powerhouses. With each anecdote, Darold's words paint vivid pictures of a bygone era, leaving fans both young and old yearning for the timeless magic of the diamond.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! Bill Donohue expertly pivots to another sporting realm, graciously inviting former New England Patriots guard and pro football Hall-of-Famer John Hannah to share his remarkable journey in the world of professional football. As the air crackles with anticipation, listeners are drawn into a captivating dialogue that explores the indomitable spirit, unwavering dedication, and unyielding passion that propelled John Hannah to the pinnacle of his sport. Bill skillfully guides the conversation, unraveling the hidden intricacies of the game, and unearthing the untold stories that lie beneath the surface of triumphs and championships. Listeners are immersed in the world of gridiron glory, experiencing the relentless pursuit of greatness and the sacrifices made along the way.

In this unforgettable episode, Bill Donohue orchestrates a symphony of sporting brilliance, seamlessly transitioning between two iconic figures from different realms of athletic prowess. Each guest, with their unique perspective, brings forth a treasure trove of memories, emotions, and invaluable wisdom, reminding us all of the enduring power of sports to inspire, unite, and transcend time.

So, tune in and let the magic of Sports Talk NY and let host Bill Donohue's whisk you away on a mesmerizing journey, where legends are born, where victories are etched into the annals of history, and where the indomitable spirit of athleticism shines bright.

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WGBB Sports Talk New York
Talking New York sports on Long Island's WGBB Radio.
Broadcasting LIVE Sunday nights at 8:00PM on Long Island's WGBB Radio 95.5FM | 1240AM. We're talking NEW YORK SPORTS! The Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks, Nets, Rangers, Islanders, Devils and the New York metro-area college scene are all up for discussion.

Listen for our interviews with past and present professional New York athletes- as well as local sports writers, authors, broadcasters and others with something new, interesting and different to say about New York sports. Join our hosts live on the air by calling in on the WGBB studio hotline at (516) 623-1240.

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WGBB Sports Talk New York replaced the long running SPORTSTALK1240 on WGBB (2007-2020) in January 2021.

September 24th... Mike Trezza and Mike Guidone host, followed by TBD at 9:00pm.
October 1st... Bill Donohue hosts, followed by TBD at 9:00pm.
October 8th... Mike Trezza and Mike Guidone host, followed by TBD at 9:00pm
October 15th... Bill Donohue hosts, followed by TBD at 9:00pm.
October 22nd... Mike Trezza and Mike Guidone host, followed by TBD at 9:00pm
October 29th... Bill Donohue hosts, followed by TBD at 9:00pm.

About your hosts

Rob Kowal

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Rob is the Executive Producer of WGBB's Sports Talk New York. While he still gets behind the mic from time to time to host the show, Rob mostly works behind the scenes helping to book guests, maintain the website and promote the show on social media.

Bill Donohue

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Bill's first vivid recollection of sports revolves around the magical seasons of 1969 – when the Mets, Knicks and Jets all won championships – and Bobby Cox was playing 3B for the Yankees. A history buff and ports “purist,” he enjoys the comparison of the eras and discussing those contrasting viewpoints. Bill is a benefactor of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and enjoys visiting the hallowed shrine to our national pastime whenever possible.

Mike Trezza

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Mike is a veteran of the local sports media scene. He's done play-by-play work for football, basketball and lacrosse on local TV, radio and digital platforms, and hosted various talk shows since 1995. He also serves as the public address announcer for several local colleges and high schools. Mike teaches at Farmingdale State College and Suffolk Community College. Since January 2021 Mike has been hosting Spot on Sports with Mike Guidone.

Mike Guidone

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Mike is the girls' varsity basketball coach at Locust Valley High School. This past winter, his team broke the all-time Long Island consecutive victory record for girls' basketball, winning 54 straight over the course of 3 seasons. He also coaches boys' and girls' tennis. Mike is a teacher at Westbury High School. Since January 2021 Mike has been hosting Spot on Sports with Mike Trezza.

Andy Suekoff

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Andy is an in-game analyst for Stony Brook University Hockey, as well as an Ingest Coordinator for Encompass Digital Media in Stamford, CT. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Andy was a play-by-play announcer for five NCAA Division I sports during his time as the school, and hosted a half hour weekly talk show, Bottom of the 6th. Andy is an avid fan of all the major sports, college football/basketball and MMA, specifically including the Yankees, Rangers, Jets and St. John’s.

Anthony Stabile

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Bio coming soon!