Rod Milburn

May 18, 2016 0

Rod Milburn was a man with enormous talent and terrible timing. Rodney Milburn, Jr. was born in Opelousas, Louisiana—a small town 30 miles west of…

Cool Papa Bell

May 17, 2016 0

James Thomas Bell may be the fastest man ever to play the game of baseball. Born in Starkville—anchor of northeast Mississippi’s Golden Triangle—on this date…

Bobby Jones

May 17, 2016 0

Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. was the greatest amateur golfer ever to play the game. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on this date in 1902, Jones was…

Alan Francis

May 16, 2016 0

Alan Francis may be the most dominant athlete in any sport in the country. Mr. Francis is a purchasing manager at a small printing shop…

Tony Hawk

May 12, 2016 0

The Birdman turns 48 years old today. Born on this date in 1968, Anthony Frank Hawk was one of four children born to a retired…

Dick Enberg

May 11, 2016 0

Richard Alan Enberg is one of the most important sports broadcasters of the past half century. Born January 9, 1935, in Mount Clemens, Michigan, home…

Mia Hamm

May 10, 2016 0

Mariel Margaret Hamm is the most important player in the history of women’s soccer. Born in Selma, Alabama, on St. Patrick’s Day 1972, she is…

Tony Gwynn

May 9, 2016 0

Today is the birthday of the greatest player in San Diego Padre history. Anthony Keith Gwynn was born in Los Angeles, California, on this date…

Kentucky Derby

May 6, 2016 0

The Kentucky Derby is the longest running annual horse race in the United States. Held in Louisville, Kentucky, each year on the first Saturday in…