Stellar southpaw Eddie Lopat (1992) is the first of several ballplayers we’ll honor who have died on June 15. After four years with the Chisox, Eddie pitched in New York from 1948-1955, finishing the latter season with Baltimore. Although his 186-112-3 career record computes to an impressive winning percentage, it doesn’t match the 113 wins, and 59 losses (with two saves) earned in Pinstripes. Continue reading
Watching NBA high flyers, three point shooters, is a bit like watching pinball machine action in a game controlled by a clock.
And all of this is a far cry from the way things once were. Back in the early years of the league, many games were yawning affairs or stalling contests. Continue reading
There were 60,096 fans in the crowd on June 8, 1969, when the Yankees held Mickey Mantle Day. The Mick’s No. 7 was retired and he and Joe DiMaggio exchanged plaques to be hung on the wall, with Joe Di’s coming as a surprise. The team put a fine cap on the day by sweeping the White Sox in two, 3-1 and 11-2. Continue reading