L E’s Stories – “Considered World’s Greatest Athlete At Age 17 And Again At 21” – The Bob Mathias Story

Bob Mathias (November 17, 1930 – September 2, 2006) was an American decathlete….who was a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the event…..a United States Marine Corps officer…..Hollywood actor…. and United States Congressman representing the state of California.  Mathias was born in Tulare, California….where he attended Tulare Union High School….when he was a classmate and long time friend of Sim Iness….who was the 1952 Olympic discus gold medalist.  While at Tulare…

L E’s Stories – “Nice Guys Finish 1st – Hats Off To Willie The Shoe” – Salute To Horse Racing Jockey Legend Bill Shoemaker

Having been born a year before Citation won the last Triple Crown of  Horse Racing (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes) before the great big red horse Secretariate won in 1978….Bone Daddy grew up in a house where the entire family….Pops, Granny Jean, Lil Wally, Bone Daddy and Runt…. were all gathered around the black and white television…