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  • [Once A Star raw: Holtzman #1]

    [Once A Star raw: Holtzman #1]

    Part one of an interview with Ken Holtzman, retired Major League pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees, for the television special, “Once A Star.” The interview, conducted by Roger Wallenstein, focuses on Holtzman’s career after baseball as an insurance administrator. Holtzman discusses how being an ex-ballplayer is sometimes a disadvantage in his career, and comments in-depth on “dumb jock syndrome.” Timecode onscreen. Continue reading

  • [Once a Star raw: Holtzman #2]

    [Once a Star raw: Holtzman #2]

    Part of an interview of Ken Holtzman retired Major League pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees by Roger Wallenstein for the television show, “Once A Star.” In this segment of the interview Holtzman discusses his relationship with the Cubs manager, Leo Durocher, and also with what it was like to play in the majors in the mid 1960s through 1970s. Continue reading