Ringer Baseball
Ringer Baseball
Feb 23, 2021
The Origins of ‘Backyard Baseball.’ Plus: Best Shape of His Life SZN Is Here.
Play • 1 hr 23 min

To celebrate video game week on the site, we’re joined by ‘Backyard Baseball’ creator Nick Mirkovich to discuss how the game got started, the quirks that made it such a megahit, and its enduring legacy (31:52). Before talking to Nick, we speed-round all the news coming out of spring training: Mariners CEO Kevin Mather’s resignation, the myriad of players showing up in “the best shape of their lives,” Yoenis Céspedes speculation, Albert Pujols’s potential final season, and more (1:30).

Read Zach Kram’s ‘Backyard Baseball’ piece here.

Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman

Guest: Nick Mirkovich

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