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The NY Giants Deals That Never Were: Trump, Taylor & Schnellenberger

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by Jerry Barca In early December 1984, two days after the NY Giants lost their tenth game of the season, Lawrence Taylor sat down to lunch to deal with Donald Trump. The real estate magnate had recently purchased the USFL’s

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Eddie Sachs: Tragedy 1964 Indy 500

Eddie Sachs

by Art Garner Eddie Sachs: A Curtain of Smoke and Flames “He really embraced it, made me feel at ease,” Mario Andretti remembered. “I never forgot that about Eddie Sachs. He was a real ambassador for the sport and made

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Who Killed the Racehorse Sunny Man?

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by Eliza McGraw The Sunny Man Mystery In May of 1925, a strong, beautiful racehorse named Sunny Man died in agony, thrashing in his stall, his lips turning blue. His death horrified horsemen, who were equally concerned with the idea

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Ron Darling: Game 7, 1986

Ron Darling Game 7

by Ron Darling with Daniel Paisner Game 7, 1986: Be careful what you wish for This book is not like other sports books. Certainly, it’s not like other books by former ballplayers. Athletes seem to want to write about the

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George Whiteman and the 1918 World Series

by Glenn Stout George Whiteman: September 11, 1918 In the eighth inning of the sixth and final game of the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs, with the Red Sox nursing a 2–1 lead

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