“The Top of His Game,” a collection of the writing from sports writer W.C. Heinz, came out this week. Bill Littlefield edited the collection and shares some of his favorite passages — and memories of Heinz.
Former player and manager Gil Hodges is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mort Zachter, author of ‘Gil Hodges: A Hall of Fame Life,’ pleads his case to Bill Littlefield.
Wilt Chamberlain claimed that he slept with 20,000 women. He also claimed he never fathered a child, but Aaron Levi has some strong evidence that Wilt was his dad. Gary Pomerantz investigated the story for Sports Illustrated, and he joined Bill Littlefield to share what he learned.
Long before Twitter, sports fans had Sports Phone. The service began in the mid-1970s and gave fans — and gamblers — the latest scores over the phone. Grantland’s Joe DeLessio joined Bill Littlefield for a look back (and you can hear what a Sports Phone update sounded like).
When Sean and Rikki McEvoy stopped by a Goodwill in Asheville, N.C. last June, they found a sweater across which was written “West Point.” They bought it for $0.58. Now it’s valued at $20,000. Sean and Rikki join Bill Littlefield to share their story.
Author Bob Katz chronicles the life of referee Ed Hightower in his new book “The Whistleblower.” Katz joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned from the project.
At Sunday night’s NBA All-Star Game, two brothers, Chicago’s Pau Gasol and Memphis’ Marc Gasol, will square off for the opening jump ball. But the most unusual NBA sibling story is happening in Phoenix. OAG’s Doug Tribou and Curt Nickisch report.
One of golf’s most storied institutions is welcoming its first female members. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, announced Tuesday that seven women are now honorary members of the club, including Queen Elizabeth’s daughter Princess Anne and golfer Annika Sorenstam.
Eight men will make up the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. After the announcement in Phoenix last weekend, the inductees spoke about the people who helped them along the way. OAG’s Doug Tribou collected their expressions of thanks.
On Wednesday, the nation’s top high school football players made their college choices official. This practice of signing athletes to athletic scholarship might not exist were it not for Notre Dame’s class of 1946. Grantland’s Michael Weinreb joins Bill Littlefield to make the argument.