Pre season practice
A short 4 minute video that documents pitching great Satchel Paige
Satchel Paige Satchel Paige is often referred to as the “Babe Ruth” of the Negro League. He played for over 20 years on several teams in the Negro League and was widely considered to be the league’s greatest ever pitcher. In 1948, Paige became Major League Baseball’s oldest ever rookie when he signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians. At 42 years of age, he went 6-1 for the Indians and helped led the Tribe to a World Series victory. Satchel Paige continued pitching for several more seasons in the majors, including making All Star Game appearances in 1952 and 1953 as a St. Louis Brown, at the ages of 46 and 47. He even made a brief cameo appearance at age 59 for the Kansas City Athletics in 1965. Satchel Paige was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first ever inductee from the Negro League.
The 1969 UCLA Bruins basketball team
This video features Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators in 1924 pitching in his first World Series at the age of 36.
Walter Johnson, known as “The Big Train” pitched for the Washington Senators from 1907 to 1927. During that time, he won 417 games, ranking him # 2 on the all-time wins list behind only Cy Young. He was a 12-time 20 game winner, including 10 seasons in a row from 1910 to 1919. His best season was 1913 when he was 36-7 with just a 1.14 ERA. His 3,509 strikeouts ranks him # 9 on the all-time list. Johnson was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936.
In Super Bowl XXVII against the Buffalo Bills, QB Troy Aikman led the Cowboys to a blowout victory 52–17
Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers
Newcombe debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1949, and immediately helped the Dodgers win the pennant. He won seventeen games, led the league in shutouts, and at one stretch pitched 32 consecutive scoreless innings. He was among the first four black players to be named to the All-Star team that season, along with teammates Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella and the Indians' Larry Doby. He was named Rookie of the Year by both The Sporting News and the Baseball Writers Association of America. In 1950, he won nineteen games, and then won twenty games in 1951. In the memorable playoff game between the Dodgers and the Giants at the end of the 1951 season, he was relieved by Ralph Branca in the bottom of the ninth inning who then surrendered the walk-off home run to Bobby Thomson. After two years of military duty during the Korean War, Newcombe suffered a disappointing season in 1954, but returned to form in 1955 with a record of 20-5 and an ERA of 3.20 helping to lead the Dodgers to their first World Series championship in franchise history. He had an even greater 1956 season, with a 27-7 record, a 3.06 ERA, five shutouts, and was named the NL's MVP, and was awarded the first-ever Cy Young Award, then given to the best pitcher in the combined major leagues. Stan Musial claimed that Newcombe’s fastball was one of the most frightening pitches he had ever faced.
Irving "Magic" Johnson
Game of the Day
Iowa vs San Francisco in the 1956 NCAA Championship Game... Bill Russell tallies 26 pts 27r eb 20 blks ...a double-triple-double
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