Alan Trammell — Great Player, Great Cards
by Peter Grossmann
Alan Trammell ranks as one of the great shortstops of his generation. Born February 21, 1958, Trammell excelled in both baseball and basketball at Kearny High School in San Diego, earning all-CIF honors in both sports. This was enough for Detroit Tigers to make him their second round draft pick in 1976.
Trammell’s minor league career was brief and successful, as he earned a spot on the Appalachian League (A) All Star Team in 1976 and Southern League (AA) MVP honors in 1977, batting .291 and hitting 19 triples in 134 games. This More >
By Jeremy Sebastian (nadeau01_johnson48)
My favorite athlete is Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet Impala in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. I’ve been following him since 2000, before he was on anyone’s radar. Jimmie started his racing career at age five, racing motorcycles around his hometown of El Cajon, California. From there, at age eight, he advanced to off-road racing in leagues of SODA, SCORE International and MTEG. He was very successful in those circuits, where he won over 25 races, and six championships. In 1998 he went to the ASA circuit, where he finished fourth in the standings, More >
By Darin Martin
Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. When he was four they moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. Started hitting off a tee when he was 2 years old. His grandmother influenced him to like the Yankees. In Kalamazoo Central High School he hit over .500 in his senior year and struck out just once. Was supposed to be drafted by Houston or Cincinnati, which meant he would have to compete against Barry Larkin for the job. The Yankees later drafted Jeter after High School. Signed when he was 18 years old and played rookie ball/gulf coast league. More >
By Bill Kovacs
Some of you may know this story, but some may not so here it goes. Even if you are not a diehard Packers fan, you know of the gunslinger from Southern Miss – the rest is history! It all began for me on September 13, 1992. Don Majkowski (Magic Man) got hurt early in a game against division rival Tampa Bay. The Packers had no choice but to bring in an unknown commodity known as Brett Favre. Brett would surpass the wildest dreams of any Packers fan and become the NFL’s Ironman.
Born in a little town On October More >
By Matthew Firestone
One person I think of when I see USC is Reggie Bush. When I watch him play it would excite me because he did so many good running plays and catching plays. He was just amazing when he played at USC and New Orleans.
He attended Helix High School in La Mesa he played here to his Senior Year. In High School Reggie Bush played with the 49ers QB Alex Smith. Reggie Bush’s tremendous 4.4 break-away speed made him very successful at Helix. He went to the U.S. Army All- American Bowl in his Senior Year. Before attending USC More >
By Danny Gladstone
Everyone who is a fan of sports usually has a favorite player. This is not different for me; my favorite player is Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers! Justin Verlander is the “ace” of the Tigers pitching staff and one of the best pitchers in the league today.
Verlander first started getting noticed by major league scouts when he was at Goochland High School. When he was 13 years of age he was hitting 86 miles per hour, and once his father Richard recommended a Baseball academy, by the end of the academy Verlander was now topping out at More >