The day Thurman Munson died is branded into my memory. If you don’t know who is, find out why many baseball fans think Thurman Munson has gotten screwed by the Hall of Fame voters.
You can’t have too many pieces of golfing advice. So here’s three more for those just getting into the game.
1950 was one of those rare occasions when the baseball writers actually picked the most valuable player on a team rather than the most productive person. By that standard, the obvious choice would have been Ralph Kiner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who knocked out 47 home runs and nearly 120 RBI.
Think you know everything about baseball? Consider yourself the Babe Ruth of baseball trivia? Okay, here’s one for you. (If you’ve already read the title, you can skip this part.) Name the only man to both pitch and umpire a no-hitter? And no, it wasn’t the same game.
The king of all golf movies is a comedy film without which the celebration of National Golf Month during August would be a wasteful endeavor. Even those for whom the idea of chasing a dimpled ball around mostly white rich guys is absolute anathema can enjoy the spectacle of Noonan…Noonan!….NOONAN-augghhhh winning a death match.
The most observed superstition in baseball is the one that adamantly issues the order that…
The game as played from that point forward to the first decade of the 20th century shifted and transformed and eventually looked more like rugby and resulted in more and more violence until a game took place in 1905 that resulted the death of an astonishing 18 players. Noted elephant killer and President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt issued a call for the game to be changed to diminish such violent or else face banishment.
By the beginning of the 1930 Major League Baseball season, George Herman Ruth—better known by…
“Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything.” Former player Toby Harrah had this to say about baseball. More so than any other sport, baseball is about numbers.
The rock ain’t just another bad Michael Bay flick. That piece of granite with the handle is know as the rock and can weigh up to 44 pounds. You may have noticed if you have watched curling that the player doesn’t actually push the rock. The proper way to get the rock sliding is to thrust yourself forward with one leg trailing behind you and release the rock.