Rick Dempsey to Appear at Annual Hanover Rotary Sports Night

HANOVER, PA. – Rick Dempsey, Baltimore Orioles 1983 World Series MVP, is set to appear at the Hanover Rotary Sports Night on January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at South Western High School near Hanover, Pennsylvania. Rick Dempsey is a top motivational speaker says booking agent PFP talent.

Dempsey, who is considered the greatest catcher of his era, is best known for his defense, playing 24 seasons in the Major Leagues, hitting .233 with 96 homers and 471 RBIs. He hit .385 in the 1983 World Series, when the Orioles beat the Phillies. ... Read More

Roberto Alomar Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame along with Bert Blyleven

Two-time World Series champions, Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven, were easily named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, after falling shy of the required votes to enter last year.

This time both players made it, receiving more than enough votes allowing them to receive recognition among baseball’s greatest legends. ... Read More

Harmon Killebrew Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – Baseball home run legend, Harmon Killebrew, announced today that he has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Killebrew, who is 74, released a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

“With my wife, Nita, by my side, I have begun preparing for what is perhaps the most difficult battle of my life,” Killebrew said. ... Read More

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is Battling Cancer

SAN DIEGO, CA — Baseball Hall of Famer, Tony Gwynn, has been diagnosed with cancer in a salivary gland. Gwynn told San Diego Union-Tribune the cancer was discovered last month after a third round of surgery since 1997 to remove a tumor on the parotid gland.

Gwynn, 50, played for the San Diego Padres from 1982 to 2001, winning eight National League batting titles. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2007. ... Read More

Roy Halladay Throws No Hitter in Game 1 Phillies Beat Reds 4-0

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, Roy Halladay, celebrates after throwing the second no-hitter in postseason history, to take the lead over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series on Wednesday.

“It’s surreal, it really is,” Halladay said. “I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it’s a dream come true.” ... Read More

Jim Rice Gives Back to the Community

EDMESTON, N.Y. -There’s no doubt that  Baseball Hall of Famer, Jim Rice, has a big heart. He recently found time to visit Pathfinder Village, a community for children and adults with down syndrome this past Labor Day. His visit took place before the kick off the the 28th annual golf tournament at Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am, which he hosted Tuesday.

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Roger Clemens to Be Indicted for Perjury in Steroid Testimony

According to Micheal S. Schmidt of the New York Times, Roger Clemens will be indicted for perjury. An official announcement is expected shortly. Roger Clemens testified to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs Feb 13, 2008.

The indictment comes nearly two and half years after Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee testified under oath at a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, directly contradicting each other about whether Clemens had used the banned substances.

The committee held the hearing in February 2008, just two months after McNamee first tied Clemens to the use of the substances in George J. Mitchell’s report on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. After Mitchell released the report, Clemens launched an attack on McNamee, saying he made up the allegations.

Federal authorities had McNamee cooperate with federal authorities in 2008 to avoid charging him with steroid distribution.

Source: NY Times

Rusty Wallace Would Love to Be Inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Rusty Wallace, retired NASCAR driver and current analyst for ESPN, said he would love to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame after a recent visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. His visit was part of a tour of upstate New York that takes him to Watkins Glen International for a Nationwide Series race Saturday, Aug. 14, and a Sprint Cup race Sunday.

Retired NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace is a popular speaker says PFP Sports Booking Agency.

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Japans Baseball Outfielder Masato Akamatsu Makes Unbelievable Catch (VIDEO)

Holy Cow! Did you see this catch from Tuesday night’s Nippon Professional Baseball game between the Yokohama BayStars and Hiroshima Carp? This could go down as the greatest catch ever made in baseball history. Masato Akamatsu made an amazing catch in Yokohama BayStars and Hiroshima Carp game.

Yokohama Bay Stars Shuichi Murata slugger hit a drive destined to be go over the wall, but Hiroshima Carp outfielder, Masato Akamatsu, leaped into the air, scaled the wall, making what is being called “The Spiderman Catch”, robbing Murata of a home run. ... Read More

Lou Piniella to Retire as Chicago Cubs Manager

Chicago Cubs manager, Lou Piniella (“Sweet Lou”), has decided to retire at the end of the season stating that he wants to spend more time with his family. His announcement came Tuesday and will give the team plenty of time to replace him.

Piniella, 66, achieved three championship rings after reaching The World Series five times.

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