2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Two of baseball's most revered figures held hallowed records for decades AND shared first & middle names: Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron & Henry Louis (Lou) Gehrig. In our 1997 special on Jackie Robinson's legacy, Aaron said of chasing & passing the 714 home runs of Gehrig's teammate Babe Ruth & enduring a torrent of racist abuse & death threats, "I don't talk about it that much, especially the home run. It had taken a piece of my life with it. Rather than being happy, it was a sad moment."


BBTN: Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick, Tim Kurkjian and Eduardo Pérez remember the life of Henry Aaron

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick and Tim Kurkjian join Buster to remember the life of Henry Aaron. Kendrick shares how Aaron was his childhood idol growing up in Georgia, stories from time they spent together, and the weight Aaron carried performing at a high level while facing hatred and death threats. And Kurkjian details the time Aaron joined him and the ESPN team in the broadcasting booth. Then, Eduardo Pérez stops by to talk about telling his father — Hall of Famer Tony Pérez — the news of Aaron’s passing, his memories of that night in the broadcast booth with Aaron, Aaron’s front office legacy, what he’ll remember about him as a player, asking for his autograph and the doors Aaron opened for others.

Howard Bryant shares lasting memories of Hank Aaron (3:00)
Stephen A. expresses his gratitude for Hank Aaron (2:17)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Henry Aaron said in ‘09 re: slumps. "The only thing you can do is just go up there & swing the bat. I hear people say you've got to try & hit the ball to the middle, do this & do that — you just can't guide baseballs like that. Somebody's throwing a baseball at 90 miles per hour & I'm going to try and hit it to right field? Your brains and your hands don't give you time to think like that. All you're trying to do is get the bat on the ball." (he laughed)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

In our 2009 interview, Henry Aaron said, "I gave baseball everything that I had, everything for 23 years. I played the game the only way I knew how to play it, (I'd) go out and play it the way all the fans knew I could play it and I think that was it." He said of PEDs & Barry Bonds, "You have to say right now he is the home run champ." And, "I have no resentment to any other player. I just feel like I did everything that's humanly possible that Henry Aaron could do, and that was it."

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Robertson agrees to one-year deal with Brewers

Utilityman Daniel Robertson has agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that allows him to earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Don Sutton said in our 2006 interview, "I consider myself a guy that would've done the right thing, because it was the right thing to do. ‘What do you want me to do, when do you want it done and trust me, I'll give you my best effort.'" As an analyst, he took special interest in Tom Glavine. "His personality and mine are identical and our approach to life and our approach to pitching and preparation: ‘it's my job, let's go do it, I'll give it the best I've got and then I'll take the results.'"

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Hall of Fame pitcher Sutton dies of cancer at 75

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, who won over 300 games during a major league career that spanned 23 seasons -- mostly with the Dodgers -- has died at the age of 75.

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Brewers avoid arbitration with Hader, Woodruff

The Milwaukee Brewers avoided going to arbitration with pitchers Josh Hader and Brandon Woodruff by agreeing to one-year contracts with the former All-Stars.


BBTN: Jesse Rogers on the Mets trading for Francisco Linder; Alex Avila on his godfather Tommy Lasorda; Hembo on position rankings

Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Spring Training starting on schedule, Corey Kluber trying to prove that he’s healthy and the Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. Then, 12-year MLB veteran Alex Avila hops on to talk about his godfather Tommy Lasorda, staying patient in free agency, his outlook on another pandemic season and catching for Justin Verlander in Detroit. Later, Hembo quibbles with Buster’s top 10 position rankings.

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Matthews: Decision in Blake case 'can't deter us'

Wisconsin prosecutors declined to file charges against a police officer who shot Jacob Blake last summer. Among those reacting to the decision was former Bucks guard Wesley Matthews, who said, "It can't deter those citizens who are trying to do right."

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Wisconsin's pro teams partner on Equity League

The Packers, Brewers and Bucks have formed a partnership to start the Equity League, a division of the venture capital fund Titletown Tech, which will focus on bridging the gap between social impact companies and minority founders.

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Brewers get Crawford to complete Knebel trade

The Brewers have acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Leo Crawford to complete the trade that sent former All-Star reliever Corey Knebel to the Dodgers.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1611th
Quality Starts0Tied-21st
Batting Average.22326th
On Base Percentage.31321st
Slugging Percentage.38923rd