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 – Dateline October 8, 1956: Black & White TV…..Rabbit Ears…..and World Series = PERFECTION !!!

                                                                         QUOTE OF THE DAY             “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…..but perfection was at Yankees Stadium in…

Music – 1950 – Chuck and Bob Loomis – Stan The Man – Put To Highlights Of Cardinals 1B Stan Musial

Stan Musial began the 1950’s by posting a .350 batting average before participating in the 1950 All-Star Game….where in fan balloting he was the National League’s # 2 choice…..as he had the longest hitting streak of his career during the 1950 season….with a 30-game stretch that ended on July 27.  With the Cardinals falling 14 games…

MLB – 1947 To 1956 – The Story Of Jackie Robinson – With Hostess Audrey Kates

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era…..as he broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.  When the Dodgers signed Robinson….they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880’s. Robinson was…

MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interviews Hank Aaron On The Impact Of Jackie Robinson In His Career

There were five legendary outfielders in Major League Baseball during the Golden Age of Baseball from 1951 to 1976…..to include Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Duke Snyder and Hank Aaron…..who between them set a standard of excellence that has not been seen either prior to or since they graced the outfields of MLB…..as each one was…

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Mets Mike Bailey Ties Alvin Dark Rookie Record For Straight Game With A Hit At 23

When an MLB player breaks into the league as a rookie….one of the hardest things to do is to have hitting consistency….mostly due to the fact that they are facing the best pitchers in the world on a nightly basis…..which is why Giants Alvin Dark rookie MLB record of 23 straight games in which he…

MLB – 1980 – Special – Boys In The Field – Hostess Audrey Kates Interviews Orioles Mgr Frank Robinson

One of the best tv baseball specials ever produced was the 1980 airing of Boys In The Field …. which featured Hostess Audrey Kates…..as she took the viewing public and baseball fans everywhere on a wonderful walk down memory through the history of the Negro Professional Baseball League….to the challenges of being some of the 1st black…