Happy 73rd Birthday to my brother Hank
We have seen it all. From the school playground, high school basketball courts, to the massive stadiums of major league baseball and the peaceful serenity of the race track — you have been my friend, teammate, advisor and most importantly… my brother.
I am blessed to have you in my life. Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to 1970 Cardinals teammate and horse racing junkie… Joseph Paul Torre.
Best remembered as the manager of the 1996-2007 New York Yankees. Joe guided the Bronx Bombers to the playoffs for 12 straight seasons, winning four World Series rings.
He was also one heck of a ballplayer. During his 17-year playing career, he played for the Milwaukee & Atanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and finished as a player/manager for the 1977 New York Mets. Torre compiled a lifetime .297 batting ...
126 years ago today, Joe Jackson was born in Pickens County, South Carolina. He was the oldest son of a dirt poor sharecropper named George. A formal education was a luxury the Jackson family couldn’t afford, leaving Joe without the ability to read or write. Instead he started working in a local textile mill as a young boy.
When he was 13, the owners of the textile mill where he worked recruited him to play on the company baseball team. Without ...