Bocce

July 14, 2016 0

Bocce is the oldest known sport in history. Pronounced botchee and sometimes anglicized as bocci, it is a ball sport belonging to the Boules family.  Boules is a collective name for a…

Bobby Carpenter

July 13, 2016 0

Before Bobby Carpenter, National Hockey League scouts never attended high school games in the United States.  After Bobby Carpenter, they all did. Dubbed the “Can’t…

Earl Weaver

July 11, 2016 0

Pitching, defense, and the three-run homer were the Holy Trinity of Earl Weaver’s managing philosophy. Earl Sidney Weaver was born in St. Louis, Missouri, August…

As a former major league pitcher, James Phillip Rooker always did hate walks. Jim Rooker was a left-handed pitcher born in Lakeview, Oregon, in 1942. …

Jack Lambert

July 8, 2016 0

The premiere linebacker of his era turns 64 today. John Harold Lambert was born in Mantua [MAN-choo-wah], Ohio—home of the Potato Festival—on this date in…

Cy Young Award

July 6, 2016 0

The Cy Young Award is a baseball pitcher’s most coveted prize. Named for Denton True Young [Daily Dose, March 15], the winningest pitcher in Major League…

Williams Sisters

July 5, 2016 0

The arrival of the Williams sisters launched a new era of power tennis in the women’s game. The daughters of Richard Williams and Oracene Prince…

Mark Lenzi

July 4, 2016 0

Like the United States of America, Mark Lenzi sought freedom, independence and the pursuit of happiness. Mark Edward Lenzi was born in Huntsville, Alabama, on…

Arnold Palmer

July 1, 2016 0

Arnold Daniel Palmer is the most important golfer ever to stick a tee in the ground. Born in the Pittsburgh suburb of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, September…