Hermann Trophy

July 29, 2016 0

The Hermann Trophy is awarded annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to the top male and female college soccer players in the United States. The…

Vida Blue

July 28, 2016 0

Vida Blue was the first player in American League history to be named Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner in the same season.…

College All-Star Game

July 27, 2016 0

Once upon a time, a hodgepodge of talented college kids played the NFL champions for charity. The Chicago Charities College All-Star Game was a preseason…

Jeff Blatnick

July 26, 2016 0

In 1982, Jeffery Carl Blatnick was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  They removed his spleen and his appendix, and he underwent radiation therapy.  Two years later, he…

Nate Thurmond

July 25, 2016 0

Nathaniel Thurmond recorded the first quintuple double in NBA history. Born in Akron, Ohio—home of LeBron James [Daily Dose, December 30]—on this date in 1941, he…

Lasse Viren

July 22, 2016 0

The 20th century produced several legendary Finnish middle and long distance runners.  The last of these “Flying Finns” was Lasse Viren. The nickname was first used…

Tour de France

July 21, 2016 0

The Tour de France started as a publicity stunt to sell newspapers.  Today it is the most famous bicycle race in the world. The Tour…

Bob Ladouceour

July 19, 2016 0

Bob Ladouceur may be the greatest football coach ever to roam the sidelines—at any level. Born in Detroit, Michigan, July 3, 1954, Robert Eugene Ladouceur…

Nadia Comaneci

July 18, 2016 0

Born in Onesti, Romania—a factory town in the Carpathian Mountains—November 12, 1961, Nadia Elena Comaneci is the older of two children who lived with their…

Alex Karras

July 15, 2016 0

Alex Karras helped pave the way for football players like Micheal Strahan to go from the anonymity of the NFL trenches into American living rooms.…