"We’ll be right back to 1994"

Former MLB Pitcher Jeff Brantley explains

Evan Heffelfinger
June 15, 2020 - 3:24 pm
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The home run chase of 1998 between Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa completely reignited the country's love for baseball, especially after the strike shortened 1994 season saw a lot of fans being driven out.

With the labor talks between MLB owners and players nowhere near close to a deal being struck, baseball may be headed back to another strike/lockout like that 1994 season. 

What can baseball do to not reach that point?


Jeff Brantley, Former Cardinals and Reds Pitcher/Reds Radio Analyst, joined Bill on Monday to discuss the possibility of a strike/lockout season, his eyewitness accounts of the the McGuire/Sosa home run chase in 1998 as a pitcher for the Cardinals that year, and more:

- What was it like being in the middle of the home run race? 

- Could he see the pressure building for Mark McGuire? 

- Have the players like McGuire and Sosa become unfairly villainized for their use of legal substances? 

- How was it as a pitcher having to face the hitters that were juicing? 

Listen to the full interview below!