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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.
'The Banana-Leaf Ball' Shows How 'Play Can Change The World'
Young Benjamin Nzobonankira's life in a refugee camp in Tanzania was grim, until soccer coaches arrived to teach lessons of forgiveness. Author Katie Smith Milway hopes to use Benjamin's story to spread that message to children all over the world.
'Over The Hill' League Celebrates Basketball ... And Friendship
Twenty five years after starting the Over The Hill Basketball League, Pat Dowdall planned a reunion to celebrate all those who had participated. That led him to track down one former player who had lost his vision due to multiple sclerosis.
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.