Gaylord Perry developed a reputation as a world-class professional baseball player. His skills earned him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Those skills did not include a penchant for hitting […]
Avid baseball fans are said to live and die by the sport. For one team in the early years of the twentieth century, the outcome of the game was literally a matter […]
Fort Michilimackinac is an impressive presence on the northern-most point of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Now overlooking the mighty Mackinac Bridge, it once stood as a vital safeguard of the straights that connect […]
For any golfer, getting a hole-in-one is a momentous experience. For Japanese golfers, it can also be incredibly expensive.
The Harlem Globetrotters have accomplished much in the nearly-100 years since their founding. In addition to playing more than 26,000 exhibition games in 123 countries and territories, the team has also acquired […]
The NHL record for the most combined points by two brothers was earned by Wayne and Brent Gretzky. Wayne earned 2,857 points. Brent contributed a grand total of 4 points. Read more […]
What happens when two highly-competitive friends go head-to-head in the biggest competition in the world? Something has to give; will it be friendship or Olympic-sized dreams? When the world’s top athletes gathered […]
Most pitchers want to be known for throwing lightning-fast pitches. Ray Caldwell is remembered for something else related to lightning.
“Either out of humility or out of self-respect (one or the other) the Court should decline to answer this incredibly difficult and incredibly silly question.”
After becoming President of the United States, Ronald Reagan looked back on his years as a student at Eureka College and confessed to being less than a committed scholar. “I let football […]
For baseball fans, few things are more exciting than watching a no-hitter. Surprisingly, under the original rules of the game, not only would a no-hitter not occur, but it would have resulted […]
Henry Robert “Bobby” Pearce (1905-1976) made his name as a world-class athlete. He won the gold medal in the single sculls in the Summer Olympics in 1928 and 1932, as well as […]
The athletic world was rocked by the news that the Jules Rimet Trophy — the premier prize in soccer — had been stolen. The date was March 20, 1966, and England was […]
The Olympic Games have seen some strange things, such as the embarrassing time when two countries showed up with the same flag, but when it comes to the most bizarre event, it […]
In today’s era of multi-million dollar salaries for professional sports figures, it might surprise you that even the wealthiest of modern athletes cannot hold a candle to the best-paid sportsman of all […]