#TBT Sports Blog: Chicago Cubs’ Ernie Banks

Today’s #TBT sport blogs remembers Ernie Banks, the greatest player in Chicago Cubs history. Just imagine how excited Banks would be to see his beloved Cubbies return to the World Series after a decades long hiatus and finally play a … Continue reading

2 Cent Tuesday: Happy to See Wrigley Field in National Spotlight

Today’s 2 Cent Tuesday sports blog expresses how happy I am that the Chicago Cubs are finally playing a World Series game again at legendary Wrigley Field. The team’s hiatus from the Fall Classic had endured for far too long. … Continue reading

#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: MLB’s Big Red Machine

Today’s #TBT sports blog remembers one of the most powerful hitting teams in MLB history.

Here’s a chapter excerpt from my sports comic book MLB Favorites about the Cincinnati Reds’ Big Red Machine…..

…..As famous for its color as well as its power on the baseball field, this big machine regularly bulldozed Major League Baseball opponents during much of the 1970s.

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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 also 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, … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: 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 after hanging up his cleats, Mike Schmidt, or Schmitty, still holds 12 individual … Continue reading

#TBT Sports Blog: Former Florida Gator Now New York Met Tim Tebow

Today’s #TBT sports blog looks back when new New York Mets signee Tim Tebow tore it up on the field as a college football player. Sure, he may now need to prove himself as a minor league baseball player. But, … 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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