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MLB Salaries

$1,000,000 In 1966 Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax held out for a bigger salary. They both had great seasons and were the stars in a winning World Series. Sandy had earned $85,000 and Don $80,000 for the prior year. They decided to walk in together and demand $1,000,000.00 over 3 years. Branch Rickey said that […]

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Tennis Anyone?

Women’s National Open I watched some of the National Open Women’s Tennis. Outstanding. Inspiring. Loved it. However, I would not call this match Women’s Tennis; the finalists were 18 and 19 when they stepped on the court. They are teen-agers. Their world rankings were 179th (345th earlier in the year) and 73rd. The main draw […]

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Bullpen Games

Giants vs Dodgers The Giants and the Dodgers played a very important baseball series this past weekend. The Giants with the pennant on the line had two bullpen games and the Dodgers had one. In the Sunday game (that the Giants won to win the year-long battle) the Giants used nine pitchers.  The teams are […]

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Bobby Bowden

All Time Great Bobby Bowden is considered one of the all-time best college football coaches. I do not know if that is true or not, but I can tell you that he was one of the greatest football coach speakers who ever lived. Went to a couple of his clinics years ago and he was […]

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Olympics

World Records Having the contests in Japan sure messes up any viewing schedule. So, since I dislike commercials (ok, maybe not Geico) we recorded the NBC prime version and watched after dinner. This meant that I could not listen to most radio or TV stations during the day. The Women’s Gymnastics has been hashed over […]

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Baseball

Rules are Rules Ted Lyons, Chicago White Sox, pitched a 6-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox. In 1 hour and 7 minutes. Today it would take 1 hour and 7 minutes for the ninth innings as networks and MLB want to advertise more. Some managers would take him out in the 7th or 8th […]

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Story For Boomers

Intercollegiate Tennis Some boomers may understand this post. On August 19th, 2020, Renee Richards became 86 years of age. When I met her, she was named Richard Raskin. I met her at West Point in the Eastern intercollegiate Tennis Tournament. In the round of sixteen Richard beat me. The next day in the New York […]

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