Status: Former Welterweight and Middleweight champion.
DOB: April 2, 1927 In: Canastota, New York
Childhood Heroes: “Jimmy Braddock, Joe Di Maggio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep.”
Childhood Dream: “To fight for the world championship in Yankee Stadium and win. It came true in 1957 against Ray Robinson. Ain’t too many boys who can say their dream [...]
Status: Former MLB pitcher from 1973-1982 for San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, Montreal Expos, California Angels and Oakland A’s. 1974 National League Rookie of the Year.
DOB: December 24, 1951 In: San Diego, CA
Baseball inspirations: Willie Mays. Juan Marichal. Gaylord Perry.
Last book read: The Grand Design.
Nickname(s): Johnny D.
Hobbies/leisure activities: Cars, [...]
Status: Hall of Fame baseball pitcher for Baltimore Orioles.
Baseball Heroes: “I grew up in New York – Mickey Mantle, Allie Reynolds. I was always a Yankee fan. In fact, I think in my first year in the minors with the Orioles, I think I rooted for the Yankees [laughs]! Because I really didn’t know [...]
Status: TV sports anchor and reporter for Telemundo network.
Early Career Memory: “I’m a sports reporter so it’s always nice and fun to be working and watching sports and also be a part of my job. To me, it’s been exciting to be able to see live, firsthand, which I love, sports. And I [...]
This Biofile with Alex Rodriguez was done at Yankee Stadium in August of 1996 while A-Rod was a second-year shortstop with the Seattle Mariners and I did Biofiles for ESPNSportsZone, Baseball America and Tribune Media Services. Wow, almost 15 years ago. The standout memories from this interview were that A-Rod was a total gentleman, very [...]
My Biofile interviews with Derek Jeter, starting in 1994 when he played for Columbus and the Biofile updates which we did over the years at Yankee Stadium. It’s interesting what he has to say about his ‘good friend’ A-Rod.
This is my first interview with Derek Jeter who at the time was playing AAA with the [...]
Note: This Biofile was conducted on June 21, 2011 at Mickey Mantles Restaurant in NYC to promote the third annual Damon Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium Run/Walk For Cancer Research which will be held on August 7. Mr. White will be one of the race’s official starters. The race/walk uses the legendary Bronx ballpark as [...]
Occupation: Best-selling author.
DOB: July 19, 1946 In: Manhattan
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: “Love to play softball. Love to read. And love to garden.”
Last Book Read: “I’m in the middle of it. Actually, two books, hold on, I’ll tell you both titles…“Edward Kennedy: An Intimate Portrait” by Burton Hersh. And “Play Their Hearts Out” [...]
Status: Cleveland Indians All-Star outfielder.
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 210
DOB: August 8, 1982 In: Seattle, WA
Baseball Inspirations: “I always looked up to my dad (Grady). But I guess I never had like a hero where I idolized guys.”
Nicknames: “Not really. Anything with G, like G, G-Size. Most people just call me Grady. G-something or anything you want [...]
These photos will be among the last of what remains the original Yankee Stadium…
“It’s disturbing to see it like that,” someone said.
“I don’t think they really needed to build the new Stadium, the old one had everything. They could have spent a few million to modernize it,” said another.
An artist named Amy Digi (www.amydigi.com) came [...]
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