Its very rare to have one person totally change a sport but Dick Fosbury revolutionized the way people did the high jump.
Did you see it? That was incredible. It’s great that the HOF has Lamar Jackson stuff too. The Ravens are 5-1 and it’s been fun to watch.
This reminds me of the plane that flew into the upper deck at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. I have posted about that.
The 1970 Baltimore Orioles (108-54) were the best team in Orioles history. They won the World Series on October 15, 1970 over the Reds in five games.
In 2010, the Orioles celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1970 team. They brought players from the team back and introduced them before the game See the pictures of a signed picture I got at the game (only 70 made, $500) and the jersey Bobby Grich wore at the ceremony (which I bought on eBay). I also have a signed print of the World Series trophy.
They were not able to celebrate the 50th anniversary last year because of Covid-19.
His birthday is today. He was a great hitter for the Pirates.
I saw the last game of the NLCS in 1971 that preceded this World Series. Five Hall of Fame players were in it.
It’s hard to believe that World Series night games only began 50 years ago. There haven’t been day games for many years. This is a mistake by baseball and the broadcasters since young children can’t stay up to see the games.
I first read about the demolition Derby in Tom Wolfe’s “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby”. The inventor realized tyhat fans responded to crashes so why not a race that was all crashes?
25 years ago yesterday. An obvious bad call.
Young people may not know that the surgery is named after major league pitcher Tommy John who had a fine career before and after the operation. I recommend the 30 for 30 short. John and Dr, Frank obe, who did the operation, really didn’t know what would happen when he pitched again.
I’m sure lots of people remember the first game they went to. I certainly did.