Legends in Sports

Meet Lenny Moore

Lenny Moore played at Penn State and with the Baltimore Colts in the 50's and 60's alongside team mates Johnny Unitas and Gino Marchetti,. He won numerous awards including Rookie of the Year & MVP. He was a seven-time All-Pro selection and member of two League Champions (1958 and 1959), and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975. He founded the Leslie Moore Scholarship Foundation and devotes time to the National Scleroderma Foundation.
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Meet Joe Garagiola

A major league player for nine seasons with the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs and Giants, Garagiola played with St. Louis in the World Series in 1946 and retired in 1954. In retirement he became one of the game's best-loved broadcasters. Joe grew up in St. Louis with Yogi Berra, who has remained a lifelong friend. He won the Peabody Award in 1973 for his pre-game broadcast, "Joe Garagiola's World of Baseball," and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Broadcast wing in 1991.


Meet Elvin Bethea

Elvin Bethea was drafted by the Houston Oilers of the American Football League in 1968. For 16 years he set team records for games played, seasons played, and Pro Bowl appearances. Bethea led the team in quarterback sacks six times, including a career-best mark of 18 in 1976. After retirement from the NFL, the Oilers retired his jersey number. Almost 20 years later to the day, Bethea was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Meet Bob Motley

Bob Motley is the only living Negro League arbiter, and Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants & Stars is his revealing, humorous memoir. For over a decade beginning in the mid-1940s, umpire Bob Motley called balls and strikes for their games, earning the opportunity to work with such legends as Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Willie Mays.

Meet Rico Petrocell

Rico Petrocelli starred for the Red Sox from 1965-76. An All-Star in 1967, he set an American League record for shortstops in 1969 by hitting 40 homers, a record that stood until 1998. He also set a number of fielding records for the Red Sox and played in two World Series (1967 and 1975). He was a major force on the famed ‘67 Red Sox Dream Team.

Meet Art Spander

Sports writer for California’s ‘Oakland Tribune’, and regular sports contributor to numerous publications and sports transmissions across the world including the Telegraph and CBS News; A veteran journalist with over 40yrs in the field, he won the McCann Award in Pro Football’s Hall of Fame.

Meet Paul Hornung

Hornung, the first pick of the 1957 NFL draft, won four world championships and two league most valuable player awards in his eleven year career with the Packers. In 1986 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hornung was an All-American at Notre Dame where his charismatic personality earned him the nickname "The Golden Boy" and his play on the field earned him the Heisman Trophy.
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Meet Kent Hrbek

He treated Minnesota Twins fans to much excitement from the day he donned a Twins uniform and homered in the 12th inning at Yankee Stadium to give the Twins a win in 1981, until the last game of his career in 1994, when he came up with the bases loaded three times against Boston as the fans were on their feet every at-bat. This World Series Champ has a new book and hosts his own outdoor sports TV show.
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Meet Willie Davis

Remembering Grambling Coach, Eddie Robinson:

Willie Davis played for the Green Bay Packers from 1960-69, where he became a defensive standout. . . Had speed, agility, size - was a great team leader, dedicated, intelligent - was All-NFL five seasons. . . In five Pro Bowls, six NFL title games, two Super Bowls. . . Didn't miss a game in 12-year, 162-game career


Meet Bobby Plump

Milan immortalized forever in the 1954 Indiana State Championship. Bobby's story was told in the all-time favorite movie Hoosiers.
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Meet Conrad Dobler

Conrad Dobler, offensive lineman for the 70's St. Louis Cardinals where he earned a reputation as the dirtiest player in the game. His career included a Sports Illustrated cover calling him exactly that and three Pro-Bowl appearances (and a feature in my web page header along with Jim Hanifan!).
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Meet Carl Erskine

Carl Erskine, famed pitcher of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, playing along side other revered players such as Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Preacher Row, Duke Snider and Carl Furillo. The Ghosts of Flatbush aired on HBO July 2007, a look at the championship 1955 game and what it too to get there in the days when literally nothing was more important than beating the Yankees.
7.12.2007 Part 1

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2.22.2007 Part I

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Meet David Pearson

Nascar Legend - Winner of the Daytona 500 and 105 Winston Cups, among many other titles that ranged over a 20 year racing career.
Meet Chris Burford

Member of two AFL championship squads . . . Chris wore jersey #88, led Texans/Chiefs in pass receptions in four of his eight seasons and played in the very first Super Bowl.
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