Category Archives: Athlete Spotlight

Willie Mays Turns 80.

Willie Mays was born on May 6, 1931.  That makes today his 80th birthday.  That’s quite a milestone, so I thought that I’d write a little bit about his career since most of us are probably too young to have actually seen him play.

Some say he was the greatest baseball player of ALL TIME.  That is quite an accusation, but it can be backed up.  When most people think of the greatest player of all time they probably think of Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, or even Barry Bonds if you go strictly on the numbers and not the steroids.  P.S. we are not counting pitchers in this article as they do totally different things than position players do, so it’s a different argument altogether.  The truth is, Willie’s numbers are just as good, or better, than these players.  Willie just might not have the recognition because he didn’t play for the Yankees or in today’s media market.
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The Big Hurt, HOF? You bet.

Athlete Spotlight: Frank Thomas

Frank Edward Thomas, Jr.  (Born: May 27, 1968) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 18 seasons.  His massive stature and long ball ability made him a force to be reckoned with for almost two decades.  A long career backed by multiple awards and outstanding statistics proves this man was built for power in the Major Leagues.  However, many did not think this was the case in the earlier stages of his career.

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