Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were selected on Wednesday by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The trio will join managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre in the Class of 2014. The six of them will be joining legendary names like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Sandy Koufax and Willie Mays.
So long, Jim Leyland. I say that with sadness. I say that with respect. And I say that with admiration.
The Detroit Tigers begin their quest for its first World Series win since 1984 tonight in Oakland with the start of the American League Divisional Series. Detroit locked up a playoff spot with its third consecutive Central Division title. It was the first time since 1907-09 that the Tigers had won its division three straight times.
The 3rd annual 10K/5K run/walk, 1-mile track walk, fun run for kids and community wellness festival will be held in Lakeview, Sept. 29th at 2:00 p.m. Organized by the WILDCAT P.R.I.D.E Runfest committee, all races meet and finish at KOS Field on the Lakeview High School’s campus. This event also features children’s warm-up activities and obstacle course, locally grown food and educational booths and races/walks that are distance appropriate for young runners.
Sports fans are some of the most opinionated people I know. Yes, I am one of those people. We are not always correct, but we do have a passion for our favorite teams and the sports topic of the day.
Saturday morning was the perfect time to take a swim, ride a bike or go for a run. Saturday morning was so nice, 165 individuals and/or teams of three all decided to swim, bike and run. They did so as part of the fourth annual Clifford Lake Triathlon in Stanton.
They needed two games and extra innings, but in the end, RJ’s Sports Bar accomplished its goal and captured the prize. RJ’s Sports Bar outlasted defending tournament champion All-American Domination in a two-game final on Sunday to win the men’s Danish Festival Softball Tournament.
For the second time in three years Sports Galore is a winner. Sports Galore knocked off Magnum Sports 14-6 in the finals of the Greenville Classic Softball Tournament Saturday.
It all started with a group of friends who wanted to play basketball. It evolved into Gus Macker Basketball — the original 3-on-3 tournament. Now 40 years later, Gus Macker is a community event. It’s a weekend event where family and friends still get together to play basketball for the love of the game.
The Greenville Classic softball tournament is still on — somewhat. According to Greenville Parks and Recreation Director Kris Berry, the co-ed tournament has been canceled due to lack of interest. The men’s tournament will continue.