We are pleased to welcome Mike Lynch back on the Cover the Bases podcast. Mike is the founder of the Seamheads.com web site, as well as the author of It Ain’t So: A Might Have Been History of the White Sox in 1919 and Beyond. It is published by McFarland, and was released in November of 2009. His first book is called Harry Frazee, Ban Johnson and the Feud That Nearly Destroyed the American League.
Not only is Mike a serious author, and proprietor of one of the best baseball sites on the web, he is now co-hosting his own podcast on BlogTalkRadio called What’s on Second: The Seamheads.com Radio Hour.
Mike has been adding some significant contributors to his pen, collectively having published over 85 books, but it is the latest collaboration that has us all excited. Seamheads.com has partnered with Strat-O-Matic to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the game, and has been named the Official Podcast of Strat-O-Matic.
It was in 1961 that Hal Richman launched the company to sell the baseball board game, he had invented in his basement. Over the years, there have been additional versions released, including most recently a great Negro Leagues version, plus other sports such as basketball and football versions.
A contributor to Seamheads named Jeff Polman, who is re-creating the 1977 season on his blog Play That Funky Baseball, helped Mike secure the relationship with the Strat-O-Matic people.
Mike is putting together a replay league that will begin following the 2010 World Series. There are a host of famous names managing their favorite teams in a tournament leading up to the actual Anniversary date. If you want to know who will be competing …. Listen to the podcast!