COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Pat Gillick spent his professional career evaluating baseball talent, and his skill at the job took him all the way to Cooperstown.
So when Gillick toured the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday in preparation for his July 24 induction, his scouting instincts took over.
"There's a lot of guys here with high leg kicks," said Gillick while looking at artifacts from Sandy Koufax and other Hall of Fame pitchers. "You just don't see that any more."
United States President Barack Obama awarded Hall of Famer Stan Musial the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation's highest civilian honor – on Feb. 15.
Musial received the award at a White House ceremony along with other new medal winners including former President George H.W. Bush, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, poet Maya Angelou and Wall Street investor Warren Buffet.
During the ceremony, Obama said the recipients represent "the best of who we are and who we aspire to be."
In the 2010 movie Remember Me, actress Emilie de Ravin's character Ally is at a fancy restaurant meeting her boyfriend's father for the first time.
After telling him of her plans to get a job in social work with a concentration in criminal justice, he explains that she has chosen a difficult path.
"Well, when I was little I wanted to be the next shortstop for the New York Mets. It can't get much harder than that," she responds.
United States president Barack Obama has announced that Hall of Famer Stan Musial will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation's highest civilian honor – in 2011.
Musial will receive the award at a White House ceremony along with other new medal winners including former President George H.W. Bush, NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, poet Maya Angelou and Wall Street investor Warren Buffet.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The 2011 season will dawn like no other in Seattle baseball. Dave Niehaus, the voice of the Mariners for their entire history, has been silenced.
Niehaus, 75, died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. The 2008 Ford C. Frick Award winner at the Baseball Hall of Fame, Niehaus called all but a handful of the Mariners' 5,385 games since the franchise's birth in 1977.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Baseball players often get painted as talented athletes who are lucky to play ball for a living. What is often overlooked is how hard major leaguers work to get and stay where they are.
Nobody knows that hard work better than Andre Dawson.
His storied name is synonymous with moral excellence, compassion and charitable work.
Whether it was in his adopted home of Pittsburgh, his native soil Puerto Rico or even the largest country in Central America, Nicaragua, the fans and followers have never forgotten this selfless living soul. Our memories are not only of a proud ballplayer who had an extraordinary career but also about the character and courage of a human being affectionately called "The Great One," Roberto Clemente Walker.
By Craig Muder and Samantha Carr
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – During his Induction speech in July, Whitey Herzog explained that leading up to his special day, people would ask him what it feels like to be a Hall of Famer – and he couldn’t tell them until it actually happened.
Less than two weeks later in Cooperstown, potential NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace – himself a fan of Herzog’s Cardinals – knew exactly how Herzog felt.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The last time Doug Harvey and his wife toured the Baseball Hall of Fame, they bought a ticket and walked around without anyone knowing they were there.
This time, they were accompanied by curators, media and photographers – and made the tour as an elected Hall of Famer.