The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.
This edition, final in a series of chats with newly-elected Hall of Famers, features an April 1997 interview with Braves lefty Tom Glavine taped at Wrigley Field. At the time, Glavine, 31, was part of the game’s greatest pitching Big Three along with Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. He thought he might pitch up to five more years. But Glavine went past his own projected expiration date to win his 300th game as a Met at Wrigley Field on Aug. 5, 2007. He became the only pitcher to win his 300th at Wrigley Field. Glavine finished his career with 305 victories in 2008 back with the Braves.
“The Diamond Gems Flashback” also features photos of the interviewees from the one-of-a-kind Leo Bauby Photo Collection, emphasizing Chicago baseball. Many photos are available to the general public directly on Ebay via seller name Soxphotos soxphotos | eBay.