June 19, 1903 was the day Henry Louis Gehrig was born in East Harlem, New York. In 1933, he married Eleanor Twitchell Right after his high school years he played in Hartford to help earn money for his family. He went to Columbia University before playing for the Yankees in 1925. While being on a football scholarship, Gehrig was majoring in engineering. He played both baseball and football starting his sophomore year because during his freshman year he got caught accepting money for playing on a professional team.
“Junior” was an only child. When he was six, he and his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. He watched his father, in the clubhouse, win back-to-back World Series in 1975 and 1976. He graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School. He was inspired by his father to go play baseball.
Billy’s dream of bringing a World Series to the city of Oakland was eliminated. Billy Beane was born on March 29, 1962 in Orlando Florida. Being the son of a naval officer Billy and his family moved many places during his early years. He attended Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, California where he excelled at baseball, football and basketball.
He was eventually sold to the Boston Red Sox later in July because of the Orioles financial issues. Ruth was just as good at pitching as he was at hitting homers. A little later on he was sent down to Boston’s minor league team in Providence, Rhode Island. He wasn’t really noticed until he was sold to the New York Yankees for $100,000 in January, 1920, that was when he switched to outfield. In his last year as a major league player he signed to the Boston Braves.
Since its inception in 1920 when Akron won the National Title, the NFL fended off several rival leagues. Before 1960, the most important rival was the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), which began play in 1946. The AAFC differed from the NFL in several ways, and the AAFC's perennial champions—the Cleveland Browns— were considered to be one of the best teams in professional football during that time. However, due to the AAFC's poor financial situation, it disbanded after the 1949 season. Three of its teams, the original version of the Baltimore Colts, the Cleveland Browns, and the San Francisco 49ers, were absorbed into the NFL in 1950.
The St. Louis Cardinals are in the heart of the Wildcard race in the National League and they didn’t help themselves taking the loss on Saturday. Jon Jay, Matt Holliday, and Rafael Furcal all had two hits each as the Cardinals scored two runs on 11 hits. On the mound Jaime Garcia allowed seven hits and four earned runs while striking out five over six innings of work to fall to 3-5 on the year. For Sunday’s game St. Louis starts Adam Wainwright who has won his last four starts. For the season Wainwright has allowed 152 hits and 65 earned runs while striking out 154 over 160.1 innings for a 3.65
On October 25, 1940, in Massillon, Ohio Robert Montgomery “Bobby” Knight was born. He grew up in Orrville. Knight attended Orrville High School where he began his career as a player of football and basketball. He continued under Basketball Hall of Fame coach Fred Taylor at Ohio State University in 1958. Knight graduated with a degree in history and government in 1962.
The thirty-fourth President of the United States of America, Dwight David Eisenhower, served from 1953-1961. Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890. Despite this, he was brought up in Abilene, Kansas. He had six other siblings, him being the third of the seven. He was great at sports and joined the army.
As his time at Boston progressed, the manager there decided due to Ruth’s amazing hitting ability to de-emphasize him as a pitcher and make him an outfielder. Thus, in 1919, Babe Ruth hit a then league record of 29 home runs and a .322 batting average. This ability raised his salary to an amazing $10,000 and allowed him to by a house near Boston for him and his wife. The owner of the Red Sox, Harry Frazee, was in financial trouble at the time so he sold "The Babe" to the New York Yankees for $100,000 and $300,000 in loans. The Red Sox have not won a World Series
In 1922 he graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, where he received the James E. Walker Memorial Medal in his junior and senior years for his athletics in sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and track. Drew attended Amherst College in