Through the years I’ve had a number of experiences with the stars of different sports, each one being a story unto itself, many of them told in this column. In addition. like many sports fans, I’ve also had brief encounters with others, just a moment or two, in which just a few words were uttered, but they were memorable ones. Like these:While attending a celebrity golf tournament, I happened upon DiMaggio sitting alone in a golf cart behind the clubhouse while his partner went inside.
Much of the news these days is unfortunately peppered with controversy and criticism. It’s prevalent in politics, which translates to the media, and has even seeped into the world of sports, both on and off the field. Being contrary is too often “in.”A recent article in the Washington Post by sports feature writer Rick Maese references this situation as a lead into his column about the celebrated sportscaster Jim Nantz.
The Library of Congress, in a recent survey, determined that the three most widely recognized songs in America are “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Happy Birthday,” and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”Since the latter was composed more than a century ago, most people assume that its popularity and recognition have been prevalent for the past 100-plus years, but, in fact, the song didn’t gain broad scale prominence until the 1970s. Here’s how baseball’s unofficial anthem got to where it is today.
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