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.
In this edition, a Dec. 17, 1994 interview with ex-pitcher Ernie Broglio is featured. Broglio came out on the short end of the infamous June 15, 1964 Cubs’ trade of Lou Brock to the Cardinals. The former curveball specialist recalls his physical condition at the time of the trade. He had elbow surgery after the ’64 season. Broglio also shares with good humor the fans’ reception years later when he and Brock were introduced in Chicago.
“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.