#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

Sports Comic Book: Favorite Sports Quotes

Favorite Sports Quotes combines 25 of my all-time favorite sports quotes with clever, individual sports comics. Each brief chapter offers a bit of history about the actual quote and the person responsible for it. Laugh when recalling a boxer who … Continue reading

MIKE Sports Comic Book: MLB Favorites

Volume 2 of the MIKE Sports Comic Book Series focuses on my personal picks for all-time MLB Favorites. MLB Favorites transports readers through the Fall Classic months of October and even November. It also spotlights baseball legends from recently retired … 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

MIKE Sports Comic Book: Surprising Sports Favorites

Volume 9 of the MIKE Sports Comic Book Series focuses on my all-time Surprising Sports Favorites. And, they should surprise you, too! My diverse choices are called surprising because they’re not all the typically expected picks for a sports fan’s … Continue reading

Sports Comic Book: Favorites Sports Comics 3rd Edition

If you like laughing, you’ll definitely enjoy reading my sports comic book Favorite Sports Comics. I love to laugh, too. Who doesn’t? Plus, I love sports! So, mix sports and laughter, and, wham! You get a home run, a slam … Continue reading

Sports Comic Book: Favorite Single Named Athletes 3rd Edition

My sports comic book Favorite Single Named Athletes celebrates the top icons in sports who only need one name to be identified. Throughout history, singers, politicians, philosophers and spiritual leaders impacted societies to such a degree that a single name … 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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