#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs Fan Steve Bartman

Today’s #TBT sports blog painfully recalls the Windy City’s most infamous sports personality – who just happens to be a baseball fan. On October 14, 2003, a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan named Steve Bartman unwittingly found himself in the national … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Mr. October Reggie Jackson

It’s only fitting that Major League Baseball’s Mr. October Reggie Jackson leads off today’s #TBT sports blog. This Baseball Hall of Fame slugger wore the colorful uniform of the Oakland A’s and the traditional pinstripes of the New York Yankees. … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Major League Baseball’s Shoeless Joe Jackson

Way back in 1906, a heckling fan at an amateur baseball game in Anderson, SC coined the nickname Shoeless. It happened as Joe Jackson ran to third base while only wearing his socks.

Joe Jackson’s Shoeless nickname is not the only thing for which this 12-year Major League Baseball star is immediately and infamously remembered.

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#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

#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

2 Cent Tuesday: Favorite Baseball Cliches

Like the previous posts this week on favorite football clichés and favorite baseball cliches, this list captures the ridiculous, inventive and, at times, exaggerated way we report on America’s favorite pastime.

Baseball fans instantly get these sayings. They’re spoken in the familiar lingos of metaphors and hyperboles that all sports fans understand.

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#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