During Game 2 of the 1978 World Series, Reggie Jackson had a legendary at bat against rookie Dodger Bob Welch.
The 1966 Yankees had one of the worst seasons in team history. Its repercussions lasted for a decade.
In 1965, Peter Fonda got the chance to do LSD with the Beatles. It did not go well. The incident would be immortalized in a song.
Thirty years after he was declared ineligible for the Hall of Fame by Major League Baseball, Pete Rose remains a controversial figure. While his accomplishments are undeniable, his character was always in question.
Baseball fan Barney Doyle was shot and killed at the Polo Grounds in 1950. The crime was quickly solved but questions remain about the shooter.
In 1962, the Dodgers and Giants had an epic three-game playoff to determine the winner of the National League.
Shaun McCutcheon changed history with his lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission. Politics has never been the same.
Citizens United v. FEC fundamentally changed the definition of citizenship leading to ever more corruption and partisanship.
Game Six of the 1975 World Series was a pivotal moment in Major League Baseball. It may have saved the sport itself.
The Tate-LaBianca murders shocked the nation. Fifty years later, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca are the forgotten victims of the Manson Family.
In December 1968, while fighting in Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam, Second Lieutenant Robert S. Mueller earned the Bronze Star for rescuing a fellow Marine. His time in Vietnam set the stage for a career in service to his country.
In 1967, Lieutenant Commander John S. McCain was shot down over Hanoi, North Vietnam. His courage and resilience in the face of appalling conditions set the stage for an amazing political career.
The idea that NFL players are underpaid might seem crazy, but when you look beyond the big contracts and Sunday glory, a new truth emerges. How much do NFL players make and is it enough?
When the Dodgers met the Yankees in the World Series, everyone was expecting a clash of titans. The results shocked the baseball world.
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.
What made the 1974 World Series mostly forgotten in MLB history? Especially since the games had everything that year, including home runs, a suicide squeeze, pick offs, plays at the plates, and controversy. Let's take a trip down memory lane.
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 in Brooklyn and the Bronx. In 1951, though, manager Leo Durocher made a decision that put them in the limelight for all the right reasons. He started the first all-black outfield in baseball history.
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 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 shown by Custer at the Little Bighorn fueled by a humiliating rebuke from President Grant?
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 artilleryman 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 a baptism of fire for an entire American Infantry Division.
In May 1944, General Mark Clark made a decision that would have far reaching consequences for the Italian Campaign.