#TBT Sports Blog: 1927 New York Yankees’ Murderers’ Row

Today’s #TBT sports blog looks back at the 1927 New York Yankees championship team known as baseball’s Murderers’ Row. Baseball historians have called the legendary 1927 Yankees the best Major League Baseball team ever. Yet, back in the 1920s, fans, … Continue reading

Friday Sports Funny: New York Yankees Babe Ruth’s Famous Quote

Today’s Friday Sports Funny focuses on this famously funny quote uttered by New York Yankees icon Babe Ruth. “No, I had a much better year than him.” ~ Babe Ruth When questioned if his huge 1927 baseball salary, which amounted … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Dennis Schrader’s Lil’ Cooperstown Baseball Collection

His love of baseball is evident. His enthusiasm for baseball history is infectious. But, his personal collection of autographed baseballs is nothing less than extraordinary and it’s #20 in my book Best About Sports.

Dennis Schrader’s signed baseball collection, once housed in the spare bedroom of his Odessa, FL home, is now internationally recognized.

Schrader’s collection may not include the infamous Boston Red Sox’s Bill Buckner booted ball during Game 6 of the 1986 World Series recently for sale on eBay for a cool $1 million. However, it does comprise the most comprehensive and coveted collection of autographed baseballs on the planet.

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FREE Sports Comic Book: New York Sports Icons

In addition to famous former mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, New York City boasts a colorful array of popular places and legendary landmarks. These include the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, the … Continue reading

100 Years Ago Babe Ruth Makes MLB Debut

100 years ago today the iconic Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth, debuted as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox versus the Cleveland Naps.

Who would have known that a century later Babe Ruth would still be memorialized as Major League Baseball’s one time home run king and most famous, and perhaps, best player ever. Here’s a chapter excerpt from my sports comic comic about the legendary Sultan of Swat.

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MLB Legend Babe Ruth Retires on this Day in 1935

Perhaps the most famous baseball player ever, George Herman Babe Ruth was, for years, the sport’s home run king and most beloved big league baseball player.

Though he last played in 1935, Ruth’s impact on the sport has lasted ever since.In today’s blog, I look back at the Babe’s storied career by offering this excerpt from my book Favorite Single Named Athletes.

…..Baseball fans swooned whenever the legendary Babe Ruth stepped into the batter’s box.

Yankee Stadium, where Babe’s #3 was retired in 1948, is known as “the House that Ruth Built.” Baseball’s record books rank Babe’s successes from the 1920s and 1930s as tops in several statistical categories. Sports collectors long for everything attached to him and baseball conversations still recall stories about him, both fact and fiction.

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MIKE’s MLB Favorites Sports Comic Book Now Available on Amazon!

In MLB Favorites, I write about eight famous players, one legendary team and  baseball’s most famous real estate. Each of MLB Favorites includes a special sports comic that captures the nickname of the player, team or place. In the book I recap … Continue reading

Dennis Schrader’s “Little Cooperstown” Baseball Cache Gets Guinness World Record

His love of baseball is evident, his enthusiasm for baseball history is infectious, but his personal collection of autographed baseballs. . . it’s nothing less than extraordinary. Dennis Schrader’s signed baseball collection, housed in the spare bedroom of his Odessa, … Continue reading