Baseball and BBQ

Baseball and BBQ Episode #97: NY Yankees Historian, Marty Appel and Brie Blackford of Elda's Kitchen

June 26, 2021 Len & Jeff Season 4 Episode 97
Baseball and BBQ
Baseball and BBQ Episode #97: NY Yankees Historian, Marty Appel and Brie Blackford of Elda's Kitchen
Show Notes

Two great guests make episode #97 a must listen.

Marty Appel is a former New York Yankees public relations director and television producer, and considered the leading historian on the team’s rich history.  He is an Emmy award winner and a two-time Casey Award winner for the best baseball book of the year.  His illustrious career with the Yankees began in 1968 as he was hired to help answer Mickey Mantle’s fan mail.  He has had the honor of getting to know some of the game’s greatest names, including Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Billy Martin, Casey Stengel, Whitey Ford, Bobby Richardson, Elston Howard, Catfish Hunter, Graig Nettles, Thurman Munson, Lou Pinella, and Willie Randolph.  He is a baseball treasure with incredible legendary stories, and we were so lucky to discuss his amazing life which for so many years has centered around baseball.  We never hide the fact that we are fans, and we are truly honored to have had this wonderful conversation.

Brie Blackford is the co-founder of Elda’s Kitchen, maker of incredible sauces, many of which are perfect for the barbecue.  We were so fortunate to have been the first podcast Brie appeared on, but you would never know she has not been doing this as she came across as a seasoned pro.  She is inspired by the wonderful cooking and hospitality of her grandmother, Elda Abronzino.  Brie loves what she does and that was quite apparent during our conversation.  The sauces are vegan friendly, contain no MSG or preservatives, are non-GMO, gluten-free, and do not have high fructose corn syrup.   You can find Brie and her sauces at

We conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from the musician, Dave Dresser and the poet, Shel Krakofsky

We recommend you go to Fifth & Cherry, for wonderful cutting boards and for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans and the Pandemic Baseball Book Club,  to find many of the wonderful books we have featured as well as some additional swag.

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