Popes, Presidents And Putin: Collecting Signed Baseballs For World Peace
Randy Kaplan is on a quest to bring the world together through his collection of signed baseballs. So far, he's gotten 350 baseballs signed by world leaders -- and another thousand signed by prospective world leaders. Kaplan shares some of his favorite stories with OAG's Karen Given.
The Biggest Trade That Never Was: Joe DiMaggio For Ted Williams
Perhaps no two players better represented the character of their respective teams than Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams. Then why did the Yankee and Red Sox owners almost swap them? The answer lies somewhere between a little too much scotch and even more conjecture.
Med School And The Major Leagues With Dr. — And Nurse — Baseball
Gail Hopkins played professional baseball for a decade while studying his way to five degrees and a career in orthopedic surgery. He says his international, multi-tasking adventure wouldn't have been possible if not for his wife, Caroline.
Lawmakers In The Outfield: The Story Behind The Congressional Baseball Game
Each summer, Democrats and Republicans meet in the Congressional Baseball Game. The tradition has a humble beginning. "None of the outfielders caught any fly balls," says Mary Craig, who recently wrote about the inaugural competition in 1909.
On Chicago's South Side, Lou Collier Tries To Stage A Baseball Comeback
By the 1970s, African-Americans made up close to 20 percent of all MLB players. That number stayed in the high teens through the early 90s. And then it dropped. Former Major Leaguer Lou Collier watched that decline and is now trying to reverse the trend.
After Foul Ball Accident, Young Fan Turns Away From Baseball
Six-year-old James David was sitting in the first row at a Charlotte Knights game when a line drive foul ball hit him in the head. James' parents, Kristy and Eddie, tell the story of the accident and the rules change they hope their story will inspire, In Their Own Words.