1969 — Durocher, Holland enthused over new Cubs season’s outlook

Durocher, Holland enthused over new Cubs season's outlook. - The CBM vintage baseball podcast features Leo Durocher and GM John Holland.

John Holland (left) and Cubs owner Phil Wrigley finally thought they might have a winner going into 1969.

By on January 24, 2017

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 features the Durocher in the Dugout and Leadoff Man radio interviews broadcast just before the Cubs famed Opening Day 1969 and replayed on “Diamond Gems” starting in 1997. Cubs manager Leo Durocher and GM John Holland, the latter on the Leadoff Man, were optimistic about their team’s chances. Lou Boudreau, as usual, hosted both programs. Pay close attention to Holland’s analysis of top outfield prospect Oscar Gamble.

“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.

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