1. Say It Ain't So, JoePa

    Forget his 409 wins at Penn State, Joe Paterno’s legacy will be his failure to do more. Things aren’t very happy in Happy Valley these days, where Penn State University ...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about over 2 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  2. World Series Game 6 Top 10

    Cardinals mob David Freese after his 11th inning home run against the Rangers forced a Game 7. Was it the greatest game ever? The best World Series game? The top post-season game in history...

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  3. 7 Up: There's Nothing Like A Game Seven

    Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre homers in Game Five win over St. Louis. (This is a blog I first posted on October 25, 2008, during the 2008 World Series between the Phillies and the Rays...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about almost 3 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  4. Albert Joins Babe, Reggie in Select Club

    Albert Pujols, Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson are the only players in baseball history to hit three home runs in a World Series game...

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  5. Brewers-Rangers Would Make Rare History

    Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are hoping to win their first World Championship. As the late Yankee broadcaster Mel Allen might say: How about that? A Brewers-Rangers matchup in the World Series would make rare history...

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  6. Somewhere, George Steinbrenner is Fuming

    Alex Rodriguez strikes out and the Tiger celebration begins at Yankee Stadium Wherever he is, George Steinbrenner is mighty pissed off...

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  7. One Wild and Crazy Night

    Move over Bobby Thomson, you’ve got company. Meet Evan Longoria. Go crazy folks! Go crazy! Those were the words late announcer Jack Buck used to describe an implausible ...

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  8. 60 Years Ago, The Dutchman Passed The Mark

    It’s one of the oldest records in National Football League history. Nearly 60 years ago, on a warm Friday night at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, Norman Mack Van Brocklin passed for 554 yards as the Rams beat up on the New York Yanks, 54-14...

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  9. 10 Cool Facts about Yankee Savior Rivera

    Sometime soon, maybe by the time you read this, Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in baseball history, will pass Trevor Hoffman on the all-time saves list. Rivera has 600 saves in his career, and 42 more in the post-season...

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  10. Remembering 9/11: 10 Years Later

    This is a piece I wrote on the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and published in SportsLifer three years later. It has nothing to do with sports and everything to do with the American spirit...

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  11. Eddie Collins: The Pride of Dutchess County

    Barely a man survives who saw the great Eddie Collins play ball. One of the great second basemen in baseball history, Collins was part of the original class inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1939...

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  12. In Yankee Universe, A.J. Means Absolute Joke

    A.J. Burnett leaving the mound after another shelling – a familiar sight these days. If Billy Martin was in charge, he’d have been marched to the wood shed long ago...

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  13. Plain As Rain, Sain Reigns in Baseball Trivia

    “Spahn and Sain and Pray for Rain” was the battle cry of the 1948 Boston Braves. Johnny Sain was born to a trivia answer...

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  14. 7/25/61 — The Great Home Run Chase Is On

    Looking back in time through the eyes of a 10-year-old kid growing up a Yankee fan in New York, I have fond memories of the summer of 1961 and the great home run chase. And this kid remembers July 25, 1961, 50 years later...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 137 reads 0 comments

  15. Jeter Roadmap Leads to 3,500 Hits

    With his next hit, Derek Jeter will pass Al Kaline for 26th place on the all-time hit list. DJ will be passing plenty more signposts in the 3,000 hit club over the course of this season and the ensuring years...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 116 reads 0 comments

  16. Derek Jeter Makes a Career of Signature Moments

    While most ballplayers don’t have a single signature moment, Derek Jeter has a career full of them...

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  17. DJ3K — 10 Sparklers on 3,000 Hits

    Clutching a home run ball from Derek Jeter, the SportsLifer stands behind home plate at Yankee Stadium. No it wasn’t Jeter’s 3,000th hit, but a BP home run two years ago...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 13 reads 0 comments

  18. MLB All-Time Triples Leaders: Triple Your Pleasure with These Fun Facts

    Before Jose Reyes injured his hamstring last week and went on the DL, he was on pace to accomplish something that hasn’t been done in 99 years—hit 30 triples in a season...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  19. New York Yankees' CC Sabathia Has a Serious Shot at 300 Wins

    When Randy Johnson won his 300th game two years ago, staggering towards the finish line of a brilliant career, there was strong talk that the Big Unit might be baseball’s last ...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  20. My All-Star Ballot

    Here’s my ballot for the 2011 All-Star Game. Vote for your favorites at mlb.com. American League 1B – Adrian Gonzalez, Boston 2B – Robinson ...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 8 reads 0 comments

  21. "The Last Boy" Reveals Mick's Many Sides

    If you think you know everything there is to know about Mickey Mantle, well think again — that is unless you’ve read “ The Last Boy ,” Jane Leavy’s ...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 53 reads 0 comments

  22. Soccer Roadmap: Fort Lauderdale to Jersey

    Saw my first professional soccer game in three decades or so the other night — New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution at the new Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, outside of Newark...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 19 reads 0 comments

  23. LeBron James' Disappearing Act Remindful of Wilt Chamberlain

    The “heat” is on Miami’s LeBron James following his Game 4 flameout. When LeBron James pulled his disappearing act against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 ...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 109 reads 6 comments

  24. In the 70s, These Bruins Were Kings

    Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito and the rest of the Bruins were hockey royalty in the early 70s. In the early 70s, the Boston Bruins were the kings of New England and the toasts of the hockey world...

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  25. The Ballad of Bob Dylan And Baseball

    Bob Dylan…singer, poet, painter, fixture in music for five decades, symbol of social unrest. Johnny’s in the basement Mixing up the medicine I’m on the ...

    SportsLifer Written by SportsLifer about 3 years ago 432 reads 0 comments