The unusual story of the San Jose Bees of 1986

This week’s episode dives into the eclectic mix of players making up the San Jose Bees of 1986. Just what made this team so special?


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The 1986 San Jose Bees were a one-off team like no other. It was a team built of washed-up major leaguers, phenoms who were down on their luck, international players who barely spoke English and young players looking to make their way to the big leagues. They had a general manager who was just 26 years old and bad attitudes making them a bit of a laughing stock in the professional baseball world. This is the story of “The Bad News Bees.”