L E’s Stories – Dateline 1956 – The Sultan Of Swat Wins West Texas Home Run Derby – Our Tribute To Babe Ruth

It is absolutely impossible to have a webpage dedicated to the world of sports without a tribute to a baseball legend who was larger than life…..The Sultan of Swat….The Bambino himself, Babe Ruth…..cuz if you were a young boy growing up in West Texas (Midland) in the early 1950’s….as Bone Daddy, our original Sportsphile, did….then you…

L E Stories – “All Hail The Man Of Steal” – A Tribute To Hall Of Fame Rickey Henderson

Today’s story is about one of Bone Daddy’s all-time favorite MLB baseball players….who became known at “The Man of Steal”….as Rickey Henderson was one of those talents that comes along about every 100 years….as a true “6 tool player” ….who could hit, run, catch, throw, had power and could think….so, this is the story of a one…

L E’s Stories – “7th HEAVEN” – The Ryan Express Breaks His Own MLB Record for the 2nd Time

The following quote by Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan….after he completed his 7th no hitter at age 44 on May 1, 1991….with a 3 – 0 Texas Rangers victory against the Toronto Blue Jays…..while saying “I’m sure people find this hard to believe….but I’m not really numbers oriented.”…..which pretty much puts in a nutshell the “core…

L E’s Stories – “A Hero In All Regards” – Tribute To Nolan Ryan

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent once said about Nolan Ryan…..“He is a great player….but it is his stature as a man that we all admire.” ….and that pretty much sums up the gist of my story today…..as it is a tale of a person who has been a hero in all regards for the better part…

L E’s Stories – I’m A Long Tall Texan…..I Ride A Big White Hoss – The Legend Of Nolan Ryan

Man, if there ever was a title that fit a hero….it’s this one in regards to Nolan Ryan…..for he was all of those things and more…..with a baseball Hall of Fame statement that started with the New York Mets on September 11, 1966…..when a 19 year old from Alvin, Texas named Nolan Ryan toed the…

L E’s Stories – Bigger Than Life And As Big As Texas – The Story Of Big Tex The Ryan Express Nolan Ryan

Being a part of baseball history while sharing it with your Dad that taught you the game along with your two brothers with whom you had played thousands of baseball and “whiffle ball” games…..it just doesn’t get any better than that….especially for a future Sportsphile…..cuz that is what our story is about today….a truly Heavenly Event for Bone…

L E’s Stories – “I Never Said Most Of The Things I Said” – My Tribute to New York Yankees C Yogi Berra

If you have read any other of my stories….you probably already know that I like to quote the original Sportsphile, Bone Daddy….and since today I will be telling a story about the man we here at ImaSportsphile call “The Backstop of the New York Yankees”, Yogi Berra….who is synonymous with the New York Yankees….after playing for 19…

L E’s Stories – 1956 New York Yankees – Mantle MVP + Larsen Perfection + Yanks Beat Dodgers In 7 + More

Famous New York Yankee OF Tommy Henrich was quoted as saying….“No matter how long a man remains in baseball, he always hankers and looks forward to opening day.”…..which speaks volumes here in 2020….when the Corona Virus Covid-19 totally shut down not only Opening Day of the 2020 MLB season…..but surprisingly, this pandemic shut down most of the world….so, baseball…

L E’s Stories – Fenway Park Celebrates Her 100th Birthday As The 1ST Constant In MLB Baseball

Now I want to tell all you HUMANS who read this….that Bone Daddy will probably never forgive me for writing about this subject….cuz he hates the Red Sox….as his Yankees are their arch rivals….and I’m here to tell you that they have been arch rivals since today’s subject story first opened her gates…. Fenway  Park…