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Episode 152

Kyle Finnegan, Kurt Bevacqua

Published on: 6th June, 2023

On this exciting episode of the radio show, host Bill Donohue engages in an enlightening conversation with none other than the esteemed Washington Nationals closer, Kyle Finnegan. Together, they delve into the new pitch clock rules and the captivating world of a closer's daily regimen, shedding light on the meticulous routines and strategic approaches that contribute to the high-pressure role. From mental preparation to physical conditioning, Finnegan unravels the secrets behind his success on the mound, offering a glimpse into the relentless dedication required to excel in his position.

But that's not all! Bill Donohue then welcomes former big leaguer Kurt Bevacqua back to the program. With a storied career that saw him face off against formidable opponents and grace the same field as the iconic Henry Aaron, Bevacqua brings a wealth of captivating stories to the airwaves. In a lively conversation, Bill and Kurt delve into the gripping battles between Bevacqua and the renowned Dodgers manager, Tommy Lasorda, unearthing the intensity and competitive spirit that defined their encounters.

However, it doesn't end there. Kurt Bevacqua's journey takes an even more captivating turn as he shares his experiences of being a teammate to the unparalleled greatness of Henry Aaron. Together, they reminisce about Aaron's incredible skill, unwavering determination, and the enduring impact he had on the game of baseball. Through Bevacqua's vivid recollections, listeners gain a firsthand account of the profound influence Aaron had on his teammates and the lasting legacy he left behind.

Join host Bill Donohue as he guides you through this riveting episode, immersing you in the world of baseball's closers, unraveling the enigmatic battles of Kurt Bevacqua and Tommy Lasorda, and painting a vibrant picture of what it meant to play alongside the unforgettable Henry Aaron. Get ready for a radio show experience that combines captivating stories, insightful commentary, and an undying passion for the great American pastime.

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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!