Bill Shoemaker

February 3, 2016 0

For 29 years, William Lee Shoemaker held the world record for total professional jockey victories. Born in Fabens, Texas—a border town near El Paso—August 19,…

Sandy Koufax

January 19, 2016 3

Sanford Koufax pitched 12 big league seasons for the Dodgers, first in Brooklyn and later in Los Angeles. In the second half of his career,…

Kent Desormeaux

December 31, 2015 0

Kent Jason Desormeaux won more races in the 1989 season than any jockey in history. Born in Maurice, Louisiana—a town with 476 residents about 150…

Dwight Gooden

November 16, 2015 1

Happy 51st birthday to the youngest player ever to appear in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. Dwight Eugene Gooden was born in Tampa, Florida on…

Eddie Arcaro

November 12, 2015 0

George Edward Arcaro is the greatest jockey in the history of American thoroughbred horse racing. Born on February 19, 1916 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Arcaro weighed…