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Episode 160

Ed Kranepool, HOF Candidacy of William "Dummy" Hoy

Published on: 21st August, 2023

Host Bill Donohue enthusiastically welcomes a true New York Mets icon, Ed Kranepool, to the airwaves for an engaging conversation that delves into the captivating world of baseball and literature. Ed Kranepool, a living legend in baseball, takes center stage as he engages in an in-depth discussion about his recently published book, The Last Miracle. The book promises to be captivating, undoubtedly offering readers an intimate glimpse into the riveting journey of a man whose legacy in the sport remains etched in the annals of history.

During this vibrant radio show, Bill Donohue seamlessly transitions to another compelling facet of baseball history, a subject that showcases the show's dedication to exploring diverse narratives within the sport. Bill engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Ed's co-author, Gary Kaschak. The focus of their discussion centers around an awe-inspiring story from baseball's past—a tale that shines a spotlight on William "Dummy" Hoy, a true pioneer in the game. As the first deaf player in the history of baseball, "Dummy" Hoy's legacy extends far beyond the diamond, becoming a testament to the power of perseverance and the triumph of the human spirit.

With an unwavering commitment to highlighting the multifaceted aspects of baseball, the radio show delves into William "Dummy" Hoy's remarkable journey and his National Baseball Hall-of-Fame candidacy. As Bill and Gary Kaschak explore the impact of Hoy's contributions to the sport, they undoubtedly open the door to a broader conversation about inclusivity, representation, and the enduring power of sports to transcend barriers.

In an era where the intersection of sports and literature serves as a rich tapestry of narratives waiting to be unveiled, the dynamic pairing of Ed Kranepool's insightful book and the celebration of William "Dummy" Hoy's groundbreaking achievements form the heart and soul of this riveting radio show. Through passionate dialogue and captivating storytelling, the show offers listeners a front-row seat to moments of triumph, struggle, and inspiration that continue to shape the vibrant tapestry of baseball's history.

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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.
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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!