Category Archives: Baseball and Football

The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra
Baseball and Football

The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra

“Yogi-isms” — the unique unforgettable sayings of Yogi Berra — are funny,wise, and witty, not silly, as many people who feel superior and laugh at them think.

Book Asks Why Stan Musial is Largely Forgotten
Baseball and Football

Book Asks Why Stan Musial is Largely Forgotten

Stan Musial played as well as Ted Williams or Joe DiMaggio, and was a much nicer person. Why is he forgotten except by fans over 60, or in St. Louis?

Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi:  The NY Giant Years
Baseball and Football

Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi: The NY Giant Years

Before Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys, and Vince Lombardi of the Green Bay Packers, became Hall of Fame head coaches, they were football’s first famous assistant coaches (called “offensive and defensive coordinators” today) with the NY Giants in the 1950’s. A new book looks at Landry’s and Lombardi’s years with the Giants, and how they became great head coaches elsewhere.

How College Football Helped Integrate the Old South
Baseball and Football

How College Football Helped Integrate the Old South

In the 1950’s and ’60′s, college football programs in the South were all white. Having a winning team became more important than having an all-white team. .As conservative, well-connected alumni and fans realized African American players could help their teams win, they demanded black players, and got them.

Red Sox Were Cursed by Stupid, Racist Management, Not Babe Ruth
Baseball and Football

Red Sox Were Cursed by Stupid, Racist Management, Not Babe Ruth

The Red Sox were “cursed” for 86 years by stupid, racist management, not Babe Ruth’s ghost. Red Sox fans, media, and management perpetuated the myth of the curse as an excuse for being second-rate from the top down.

“New Yorker” Sports Writing Is As Much About Writing as Sports
Baseball and Football

“New Yorker” Sports Writing Is As Much About Writing as Sports

A collection of sports writing from “The New Yorker” showcases great athletes, events, and the best modern non-fiction writers of our time.

George Will’s Two Baseball Books Reveal Who He Is
Baseball and Football

George Will’s Two Baseball Books Reveal Who He Is

George Will’s political commentary reveals what he thinks. His two well-regarded baseball books reveal who he is: a smart, knowledgeable, romantic, but unsentimental fan.

Bill Veeck Did More for Baseball than Send a Midget Up to Bat
Baseball and Football

Bill Veeck Did More for Baseball than Send a Midget Up to Bat

Bill Veeck was one of the most innovative, colorful owners in baseball history, but he’s remembered for sending a midget (little person) to bat in a real, official game.

NY Yankee Thurman Munson – A Work Horse Among Show Horses
Baseball and Football

NY Yankee Thurman Munson – A Work Horse Among Show Horses

Thurman Munson’s newest biography, the third, has the whole story of his fatal plane crash, the demons he fought all his life, and a humanity he only allowed his closest friends and family saw.

Henry Aaron Might Be “The Last Hero”
Baseball and Football

Henry Aaron Might Be “The Last Hero”

Henry Aaron might have been “the last hero” as the title of his biography says. How many athletes, celebrities, or politicians under 60 would you want your children to be like when they grow up?

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