With his first game as a Jet in the records book, from all accounts Brett Favre seems to feel like he’s where he needs to be. Meanwhile, as green and gold Packer faithful miss their Favorite No. 4, many wish him well – knowing his past as a Packer won’t be forgotten.
Jon Matlack was finishing up his Rookie of the Year campaign in 1972 when he took the mound for the New York Mets against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The left-handed starting pitcher looked to the plate and saw right-handed hitter Roberto Clemente.
A future Hall of Famer, Clemente was perched on 2,999 career hits. However, Matlack had no idea.
“I was 22 years old, just trying to win a ball game and I was not having a very good day,” Matlack said. “I ended up walking five guys that day, and I think we lost 5-0 or maybe 5-2.
When college football ruled in the 1920s, Red Grange ruled college football. He later turned into a star of the silver screen.
Stephen Wong, author of Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World’s Finest Private Collections, helps stock the Sports Museum of America – a multi-sport museum that lives up to its billing.
Pistol Pete is still blazing when it comes to collectibles from his fabulous career.
When it comes to game-used baseball gloves, not surprisingly, it’s the high-end leather that’s has paid off the best for collectors.
Are collectors hedging their bets that in just a few years both the major league home run record and major NFL passing records could be broken again?