After Martin Luther King was assassinated, Major League Baseball faced a dilemma, postpone Opening Day out of respect or forge ahead regardless of public sentiments. The game would never be the same.
Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle were both banned from Major League Baseball in the early 80s. Money issues after retirement drove them to challenge the powers of the game.
Catcher Ray Fosse became famous as the target of one of the hardest slides in Major League history during the 1970 All Star Game. It changed his life.
By any measure, the 1974 series was just as exciting as those before it. The games had everything: home runs, a suicide squeeze, pick offs, plays at the plates, and controversy.
Controversial plays are part of every World Series. In Game 3 of the 1975 World Series, a bunt took center stage.
The New York Giants had long played second fiddle to their crosstown rivals, but in 1951, their manager made a decision that put them in the history books once more.
Brooklyn Dodgers’ Carl Furillo is considered one of the greatest outfielders of his day. But false accusations and reporters’ misrepresentations dogged him throughout his career.
Participation in the game of golf is declining throughout the U.S. Courses are closing and merchandise is not selling. Is the apathy of the young to blame for the decline? Or is there something else going on? An unlikely villain has emerged. Corporate greed and political maneuvering have reared...
Is New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady a cheater, or someone who just outworks his opponents?
Baseball has declined in popularity and that will have a long lasting effect on the culture at large. Years from now a young child will ask, "Grandpa, what was baseball?"
Patton’s ill-conceived raid on a POW camp to save his son in law led to controversy, recriminations and needless casualties. There is another secret behind the decision that is never discussed.
In the frozen hell of Chosin Reservoir, a U.S. Army artilleryman helped save hundreds of Marines.
During the Battle of the Bulge, one segregated unit nearly lost all its men and it took years to be recognized. By helping to defend both St. Vith and Bastogne, it deserves its place in history.
In part two of my series on Medal of Honor winners from the Artillery branch, we highlight World War II and Korea. They were ordinary men who accomplished extraordinary things.
In the first of a series of articles on Medal of Honor winners from the artillery branch, we look at three heroes from World War II.
Was the recklessness showed by Custer at the Little Bighorn fueled by a humiliating rebuke from President Grant?
The qualifications for induction into the Hall of Fame have come under fire the last few years.
Artilleryman Jack Roberts was ambushed and found himself a prisoner of the Germans. But his war was not over.
The artillery personnel in World War II were some of the most skilled soldiers in the US Army and their Battalions were built to fight.
When you want to learn about World War II, hear it from people who were there.
The most efficient branch of the U.S. Army in World War II was the artillery. 20 years of innovations between the wars helped make it the best in the world.
Lost in the woods of the Ardennes, a lone American artillery lieutenant sets out to fight his own war against the Germans.
The Battle of the Bulge was the largest land battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. It was also was the baptism of fire for an entire American Infantry Division.
What makes a good general? Combat experience? Compassion for his troops? Vanity? Maybe it's a little bit of everything.