In this special baseball episode of History Replays Today, The Richmond History Podcast there are 3 guests, John O’ Connor, Betty Dementi, and Guy Kinman. Topics include The Diamond, The Richmond Braves, The Flying Squirrels, Babe Ruth, Chipper Jones, Tate Field, and much more.
John O’Connor, a staff writer for the Richmond-Times Dispatch, discusses the history of The Diamond. There is a long standing debate about what to do with The Diamond and this is a look back at its somewhat short history. John O’Connor also references Richmond’s rich baseball history before The Diamond.
Betty Dementi is the subject of the previous episode and the retired owner of Dementi Studios. These baseball stories were not included in the earlier episode. To see the picture referenced in the first Betty Dementi portion click.
Guy Kinman is a LGBT activist in Richmond. There will be a future episode with more of the conversation with Kinman but I this is some unrelated baseball stories that he told.
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