50 Years of Broadcasting Major League Baseball

162 games a year for 50 years…that’s over 8000 baseball games…and this man has seen virtually every single one of them.  Then again…that’s his job.  We’ll head to the stadium to catch a game with him…

Keeping the Listener Interested Calling a Ballgame

When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about all kinds of things to keep a listener interested.  Perhaps they even talk about things like utility poles…

 

From the Hall of Fame to a Wiffle Ball Bat

Collecting and selling sports memorabilia can be big business.  John Baker ended up in it somewhat by accident and the stories he has to tell ranger from Hall of Fame stars to the owner of one very special wiffle ball bat…..

One Pitch

Carl Mays’ baseball statistics are comparable to many who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. However, one pitch may keep him from earning that honor…..

Baseball’s Carl Mays

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Carl Mays. He played on teams with Babe Ruth, had a 15 year major leaguer career, and won over 200 games as a starting pitcher His list of accolades are worthy of the baseball hall of fame.

Brayan Pena

Bryan Pena has played catcher for the Atlanta Braves and the Kansas City Royals. However, his proudest accomplishment may be his route to American citizenship…..

Leaving Cuba

Imagine growing up in a country where you were not allowed to leave its borders; a place where the stories you heard about the rest of the world were often untrue. Now imagine you take the risk to escape…

For Sale: A Field of Dreams

This Iowa farm family is asking $5.4 million dollars for their corn field. For that price you get the house, barns AND a magical baseball diamond. We go to a place that still hosts thousands of visitors, 22 years after a special game was played here…

Jim Thorpe

In 1912 he was proclaimed the world’s greatest athlete and some of his Olympic records from that year still stood two decades later. He was a well rounded athlete that even won the Dancing with the Stars competition of his day…

Back to Baseball

jerrycoleman3Jerry Coleman served his country as a pilot during World War II, then returned home to play professional baseball. 1949 marked the first of five consecutive World Series Championships for the New York Yankees; Jerry Coleman was on those teams and remembers some of the biggest names in baseball…

A Yankee Pilot

jerrycoleman2It is difficult to fathom the changes that took place in everyday life in the United State, yet alone Hawaii, after December 1941. Sports took a back seat to the war, of course, yet professional teams still played with depleted ranks…

Waiting to Join…

jerrycoleman1Jerry Coleman was a high school senior when the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor. He was drafted the very next year, but not by the military. Here’s his unique story of service to country and America’s favorite pastime…