Tommy John recalls Weaver tirade at Dunn Field
Before Tommy John became a four-time major league All-Star and the namesake for the most famous surgery in baseball, he joined the ranks of thousands in ...
Rick Ankiel: The can't miss kid
Viva El Birdos
"The Can't-Miss Kid" was the title of Tom Verducci's profile of 19-year-old Cardinals prospect Rick Ankiel in a June 28, 1999 article of Sports Illustrated.
My Word: Jackie Robinson's legacy has transcended baseball
East Bay Times
Strawberry, like his former teammate Dwight Gooden, and their contemporaries Ozzie Smith, Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr., were the very faces of the game. That the most recognizable baseball players would be African-Americans is unfathomable now, as ...
Mason the Mayor: Charming 7-year-old has beaten the odds
Asbury Park Press
Mason made such an impression, Ojeda brought former teammate Dwight Gooden around to meet him. The young man motivated the ex-Major Leaguers with his zeal. “He has no apprehension about anything,” Ojeda said. “He's one of those people you just ...