#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs’ Mordecai Three Finger Brown

Today’s #TBT sports blog recalls Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown of the Chicago Cubs. He’s one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball history. In the book Three Finger:The Mordecai Brown Story, Hall of Fame Chicago Cubs pitcher Ferguson Jenkins … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers Philadelphia Phillies’ Hall of Fame 3B Mike Schmidt. Voted in 1983 as the greatest player in franchise history, this slugger spent his entire 18 year career in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. More than 25 years … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks

Today’s #TBT sport blogs remembers Ernie Banks, the greatest player in Chicago Cubs history. To Banks, the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field served as home for 19 Major League Baseball seasons. Affectionately known as Mr. Cub, the soft spoken Ernie … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Former Baltimore Orioles Brooks “Hoover” Robinson

Today’s TBT sports blog features a Hall of Fame athlete with a household appliance for a nickname. He played the hot corner better than anyone else in baseball history.

Instead of an oven or a stove top grill, this third baseman was known as Hoover, short for the old American standard in vacuum cleaners. He sucked up every baseball hit his way.

In the same way Hoover vacuums were the predominant household appliance of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, Brooks Robinson was the undisputed best fielding third baseman who ever played the game. Named to Major League Baseball’s All Century Team in 1999, Robinson played third base for the Baltimore Orioles for an incredible 23 years.

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#TBT Sports Blog: MLB’s Wizard of Oz Ozzie Smith

Today’s #TBT sports blog features one of my favorite MLB players ever – former St. Louis Cardinals’ shortstop Ozzie The Wizard of Oz Smith. If Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow were baseball fans, they’d be off to find … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Boxing’s Raging Bull Jake La Motta

Most fighters would think twice before squaring off against an angry bull of a guy. But, for opponents in the ring facing the focus of today’s #TBT sports blog, no better nickname expressed the fear and intimidation he wielded as … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: English National Team’s David “Calamity” James

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers former English National Team soccer goalie ignominiously named David “Calamity” James. Though David James may have not possessed the most flattering nickname in sports, this good natured goalie easily laughed off the unwarranted title of … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: On This Day in 1972 Title IX Became Law

Today’s #TBT sports blog recounts the 1972 ground breaking law known as Title IX that changed the landscape of women’s sports in our country. On June 23, 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the landmark civil rights … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Italy’s FIFA Star The Berlin Wall

Today’s Throw Back Thursday FIFA sports blog should bring a little cheer to disheartened Italian soccer fans who witnessed their beloved Azzurri get eliminated this week from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Italy’s exit came at the heels of 1 – 0 losses to a powerful Uruguay side and to an upstart Costa Rica team.

So, let’s throw back time eight years and remember a rock solid defender who thwarted all opposing strikers with sites on goal.

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#TBT Sports Blog: The NBA Showtime Lakers

Watching the ESPN 30 for 30 doc Best of Enemies has prompted me to pen today’s #TBT sports blog. My post remembers a talented tinsel town team that perfectly fit the Hollywood hype of its spot on Showtime nickname. This … Continue reading