Friday, September 30, 2005

Ex-Cardinals' Busch Memories

Today on my show I talked to former Cardinals Dal Maxvill and Danny Cox about their memories of Busch Stadium and playing on their respective World Series teams in the sixties and eighties.

Maxvill was the Cardinals' shortstop through most of the 1960s and later spent a decade as GM of the team.  We talked about what it was like to play behind a pitcher like Bob Gibson, what he learned about being an infielder from Red Schoendeinst, and what it was like playing on the artificial turf when the summer heat could make the field temperature close to 120 degrees.  Listen to the conversation here.

Cox was a starting pitcher for the Cards from 1983-1990 and now manages the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League.  We talked about steroid problems in the minors, what it was like pitching with an infield that included Ozzie Smith behind him, his first time in Busch Stadieum, and more.  Listen to the conversation here.