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Wild Bill: Baseball “Player”

by Tom Clavin With Major League Baseball emerging from its winter slumber, fans tend to acknowledge what anniversaries the new season brings us. The 2019 season is the centennial of the infamous Black Sox scandal, when gangsters fixed the outcome

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Pop Warner and the World’s First Indoor Professional Football Tournament

Pop Warner

by Steve Sheinkin After four seasons at the Carlisle Indian School, Pop Warner was already considered one of the brightest and most innovative coaches in football.  However, Pop made the dubious decision to take the field for one last game

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Best Arnold Palmer Quotes of All Time

Arnold Palmer quotes

The best Arnold Palmer quotes originated from the player’s incredible social impact on golf, perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals. His humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite sport. Moving from upper-class pastime to

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

NY Giants

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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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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