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Michael Jordan Has the Highest Vertical Leap in NBA History

High jumps have become increasingly important in NBA history. Dunks have grown in popularity since their inception. Due to the NBA’s perception of dunking as an insult, it was rarely used in its early days. But do you know who has the highest vertical leap in the NBA? Michael Jordan has the NBA’s highest vertical …

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Koshien

Players on Losing Teams in the Japanese National High School Baseball Championship Bring Home a Pouch of Dirt from the Field as a Remembrance of their Time on the Grounds of Koshien.

Koshien refers to the two annual baseball tournaments that involve high schools from all across the country and conclude with a championship game at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan. The National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament in the spring is coordinated by the Japan High School Baseball Federation in collaboration with Mainichi Shimbun. But …

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Al Rosen

Al Rosen, the Baseball Player,  was also an Amateur Boxer Known for Challenging Anyone Who Insulted His Heritage.

Albert Leonard Rosen, nicknamed Flip and The Hebrew Hammer, was a right-handed slugger and third baseman for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball for ten seasons in the 1940s and 1950s. Did Al Rosen Have a Temper?  Al Rosen, a baseball player, was an amateur boxer who challenged anyone who insulted his heritage or …

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Oscar Gamble

Why Did Oscar Gamble Get Rid of His Afro?

Oscar Gamble played for 17 seasons in the big leagues but never won a World Series or even made an All-Star appearance in his career. He was popularly known for his Afro hairstyle that spilled out from underneath his cap. But did you know why he had to get rid of his afro? Oscar Gamble …

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Hall of Fame pitcher Lee Smith didn’t play baseball until he was a junior in high school, only tried out to win a $10 bet, and only started pitching after his team’s star pitcher was killed in a hunting accident. His first start was a no hitter

Lee Smith makes the Hall of Fame after reluctantly playing baseball By Robert Grayson If there’s one guy a batter standing at home plate didn’t want to see glaring back at him from the mound, it was Lee Smith. At 6-foot-6, and weighing 250 pounds, Smith was an imposing figure and looked even bigger standing …

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Matt Murphy, the man who caught Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th home run ball, sold the ball for $752,467 and gave half to Amir Kamal, the friend he was at the game with.

Catching up with the man who caught 756 When he was at the bottom of a pile of bodies, suffocating, with unknown hands clawing at his face and clothes, his leg pinned against a stadium seat, and blood gushing from his nose and mouth, Matt Murphy was just hoping he wasn’t about to die over …

Matt Murphy, the man who caught Barry Bonds’ record-breaking 756th home run ball, sold the ball for $752,467 and gave half to Amir Kamal, the friend he was at the game with. Read More »