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Episode 87:
Victory

Published
Apr 23, 2016

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Music, Footnotes & Ephemera

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Music
* We hear Portrait Gallery from Luke Howard.
* A smidgen of Julia Kent’s lovely Dorval.
* The incomparable Moondog’s Gloving It pops up a couple times (as it tends to do around these parts).
* Denmark by the Portland Cello Project rolls out for quite awhile.
* John Lewis and Sacha Distel play the title track from their Afternoon in Paris album.
* There’s a bit of Eine Kleine Gamelan Music from The Gamelan Son of Lion (seriously).
* Ends on P, by Labradford.

NOTES
* The classic text on Charlie Faust is Lawrence Ritter’s The Glory of Their Times:the Story of the Early Days of Baseball as Told by the Men Who Played It, one of the key texts of early baseball history, first published in 1966.
* The definitive resource on Faust is Gabriel Schecter, who’s written his biography for SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research, and a monograph called Victory Faust: The Rube Who Saved McGraw’s Giants.
* I also want to point you to Rob Neyer’s lovely piece on visiting Faust’s grave.

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5 Comments on Victory

  1. Pingback: A fortuneteller predicted that Charles Victor “Victory” Faust would pitch the New York Giants to the World Series championship – Mitch Wagner

  2. Robin Åhman says:

    This was a great episode, one of my favorites, and I don’t even like baseball. But it wasn’t about baseball really. I donated money to the memory palace after I had listened to this episode.

  3. Henrik says:

    Please consider going back to not reading the credits after the episode.
    You are still the most beautiful show.
    So personal.
    So interesting.
    So human.
    The same way 99% makes me love the world around me even more, the Palace makes me love my fellow Americans even more.

    Thank you so much.

    Henrik from Sweden

  4. I listened to this on my bike, riding my usual route through Fort Ord, CA. When the story ended I had to stop and ask someone where I was. I tried to explain about the great story of Victory Faust and the person I asked just looked at me oddly and kept saying, “in 1911?” I’m old and it’s shows like the Memory Palace that give me the energy to bike.

  5. Trudoxhill Cousins says:

    Thank you for your beautiful work. I just love ‘Every Night Ever’. Just makes me want to make special memories.