Still recovering from one of the worst riots in American history just one year earlier, citizens of Detroit were able to unite in the common passion of their beloved Tigers. The 1968 Tigers won 103 games and won the American League by 12 games over the Baltimore Orioles. In the “Year of the Pitcher” the Tigers were led by their ace, Denny McLain, who won 31 games on his way to winning both the... Continue reading
Oscar Robertson led his University of Cincinnati Bearcats to two Final Four appearances in his three years of varsity from 1957 – 1960. He dominated his opponents with a scoring average of 33.8 points per game and was the National scoring champion all three years.
Tom Brady played very little during his first two years as a Michigan Wolverine as he watched Scott Dreisbach and Brian Griese start at quarterback in 1996 and 1997, respectively. Leading up to his junior year in 1998, Brady had to battle Drew Henson for the starting job. He ultimately prevailed and went on to set Michigan records for most pass attempts and completions during the 1998 season. Tom... Continue reading
The Dallas Cowboys selected Emmitt Smith with the 17th pick in the 1990 NFL Draft. He amazingly was not the 1st running back selected (the NY Jets selected RB Blair Thomas with the 2nd pick). Smith went on to play the first 13 of his 15 - season career with the Cowboys during which he helped the Cowboys win 3 Super Bowls. He gained over 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and totaled 18,355... Continue reading
Golf was a rich man's game. Strictly country club, and then came Arnold Palmer. Here was a guy just like most of us, rough around the edges. He was a big hitter with a limited short game. Sound familiar. He had that wild swing, and when he missed a shot, we missed. He was almost always coming from behind, making that now famous charge. Arnie was the guy next door. He brought golf in to our... Continue reading
In 1963 he won 25 games and had an ERA of .241 and in 1968 he won 26 games with an ERA of .243 He was inducted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983
Milwaukee Brewers 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 6, F -- Clutch hits by Keith Hernandez and George Hendrick backed the gutsy pitching of Joaquin Andujar. When Bruce Sutter recorded the last out to close the door on the Milwaukee "Harvey's wallbangers" Brewers, St. Louis had won its first World Series title since the Bob Gibson-led 1967 squad.
The Redskins who were making their fourth Super Bowl appearance defeated the Broncos by the score of 42–10, in Super Bowl XXII - February 1, 1988