Throughout the years, generations of young men have grown up with a singular passion for sports cards. Whether filled with gum, such as in the middle and late portions of the century, or chocked full of memorabilia scraps and autographs as in modern times, the tiny slices of cardboard have caused more joy than almost [...] [...more]
Doc Ellis: LSD and the No Hitter
Lots of pitchers throughout major league baseball perform strange rituals prior to taking the mound. Orel Hershiser, for example, always ate the same pre-game meal. Mark Fidrych would talk to the baseballs while pitching for Detroit. Curt Schilling refuses to touch the baselines.
Former Pirates pitcher Doc Ellis liked [...] [...more]
More than any other sports personality in recent memory, Brett Favre just can’t seem to keep himself from the playing field. Even Michael Jordan’s ill-advised comeback didn’t have quite the level of drama as has the recent hoopla surrounding the future Hall of Famer.
Everyone wants to know if he’ll be coming back this season. [...] [...more]
In the modern 162-game season, a starting pitcher plays only in every 5th or 6th game. Reaching 20 wins in a season is very difficult. While 96 pitchers won 20 games in a season in the 1970s, only 37 pitchers won 20 games in the 1990s.
Which year was the first full year in Major League [...] [...more]
RE @erivera7 You just reminded me of Hedo's "ball" interview haha http://bit.ly/9MGgn4 in reply to erivera7 #
I thought there was supposed to be a basketball game being played today….oh that's what this is? #
I was thinking the same thing "@kevinajones7: @wannabesports I didn't know they had preseason games in late May!" #
Which sport are you [...] [...more]