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 an excerpt of a July 1996 interview with Cubs center fielder Brian McRae and his father, Cincinnati Reds hitting coach Hal McRae, a former top DH with the Kansas City Royals. Like all other father-son baseball combos, the love of the game was easily passed down through good genes and exposure to big-league clubhouses at an early age. The McRaes talk about how one generation helped the next one get going in baseball.
“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.