NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson may have mellowed over the years, but it seems the overall personality traits that often infuriated managers, fans, opponents and teammates alike remain firmly intact. (more…)
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BALTIMORE (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) He hasn’t taken batting practice or suited up for a Major League game since 2001, and baseball historians are taking notice. “Cal is really something else,” said Sabermetrics guru Bill James. “Most guys have been tempted to come out of retirement or at the very least play in a charity softball game, but when Cal retires, he stays retired. He hasn’t lifted a finger. That’s what I call hard-nosed retirement. It’s also what I call a fast track to advanced heart disease and dementia.”
Ripken, who set the all-time consecutive games played mark with 2,632 straight contests, was known as Iron Man, a tip of the cap of sorts to the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig, the man whose record Ripken broke. (more…)
LOS ANGELES (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Though he’s been away from the game of baseball for over twenty years, and has virtually no background in music, Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson has found himself the surrogate icon for millions of music fans devastated by the death of Michael Jackson last week.