We are very pleased to announce that Baseball Trash Talkin contributor Josh Johnson will be adding his podcast to our site. The upcoming podcast will feature an interview with none other than Josh Suchon, the radio voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes.
Mr. Suchon is the author of the outstanding book “Miracle Men – Hershiser, Gibson, and the Improbable 1988 Dodgers.”
The 1988 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers are best remembered for Kirk Gibson’s dramatic home run, Orel Hershiser’s pitching dominance, and manager Tommy Lasorda’s masterfully corny motivation, but there was much more that made the season memorable, bittersweet, and controversial, and this book explains it all. Using hundreds of hours of new interviews with players, coaches, broadcasters, and fans and combing through newspapers and magazines, Josh Suchon takes a new generation of Dodgers fans back to their memorable 1988 championship season. From the end of Don Sutton’s Hall of Fame career and the memorable 46-day stretch of pitching by Hershiser that hasn’t been equaled since to unlikely playoff heroes Mike Scioscia, Mickey Hatcher, and Mike Davis, Miracle Men encapsulates the fever and fervor that surrounded the team and the city of Los Angeles in the summer and fall of 1988.
This is a terrific account of that great team and a must read for baseball fans. You can find this book at Amazon.com by following the link below.