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Baseball Playoff - Best Babe Ruth Film, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 1991

Baseball Playoff - Best Babe Ruth Film, Richard C. Crepeau

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The baseball playoffs are underway and the first two games in each league have been completed. In the American League the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays split their two games in the Metrodome in Minneapolis. In both games the strength of the bullpens was critical. These look like two evenly matched teams and the little things like solid defense, good base running, and good fundamentals are likely to be the difference.


Maris And The * - Dream Team Disaster - Pennant Race, Richard C. Crepeau Oct 1991

Maris And The * - Dream Team Disaster - Pennant Race, Richard C. Crepeau

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Tuesday, October 1, was the 30th anniversary of Roger Maris' 61st home run, which broke Babe Ruth's record of 60 homers set in 1927. That Sunday in 1961 in Yankee Stadium should have been a wonderful occasion for Roger Maris, but instead it was the end of a long season of agony. Sportswriters and fans in New York and around the nation had done their best to make life miserable for Maris, for having the temerity to challenge the single season home run record of Babe Ruth.


Orlando Magic Arena Contract - The Magic Money Machine, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 1991

Orlando Magic Arena Contract - The Magic Money Machine, Richard C. Crepeau

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THE ORLANDOOOO MAAAAGIC MONNNNEY MACHINNNNNNEEE When Paul Porter announces the entrance of the Orlando Magic into the O-Arena this coming season he should use this new moniker for the club. Because it's clear that a money machine is exactly what this business has become.


Texas Cheerleader Murder Case - Robert Smith And The Student Athlete, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 1991

Texas Cheerleader Murder Case - Robert Smith And The Student Athlete, Richard C. Crepeau

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"Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice." The words of Republican Nominee Barry Goldwater at the 1964 Republican National Convention in San Francisco. His audience loved it, others went into cardiac arrest.


Pennant Races - The Shot Heard Round The World- Dimaggio And Williams, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 1991

Pennant Races - The Shot Heard Round The World- Dimaggio And Williams, Richard C. Crepeau

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As the baseball season of 1991 comes to a close with two pennant races still to be decided it might be appropriate to think back forty years and fifty years to reflect on two of the great finales in baseball history.


Andre Agassi's Exhibitionism/ Jimmy Connors's Courage, Richard C. Crepeau Sep 1991

Andre Agassi's Exhibitionism/ Jimmy Connors's Courage, Richard C. Crepeau

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It's that special time of year when for the maniacal sports fan there is a smorgasbord of events on the table. The NFL has opened with its new 17-week regular season format and without Joe Montana. The baseball pennant races are coming down to the wire, and both the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins are making their fans believe in miracles. College football is underway with FSU, Miami and Florida all ranked in the top five in most pre-season polls, and with both FSU and Miami winning impressively in their first game. Over the past ten days several world ...


Dream Team - Importance Of Competiton In Sport, Richard C. Crepeau Aug 1991

Dream Team - Importance Of Competiton In Sport, Richard C. Crepeau

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It may be difficult to concentrate on anything else after seeing Fidel Castro do the Wave, but with the end of the Pan-American Games it might be worthwhile to reflect on the meaning of international sports competition, especially in light of the special treatment offered to the U.S. Basketball team, and the plans to allow the NBA big guys to compete at the next Olympic Games in Barcelona.