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When I first started watching the NBA, it was all about Hondo versus Mr. Clutch. Then Mr. clutch became the Logo.

Dude was so smooth. The game came effortlessly to him. If you are a youngin and never looked at his highlights, you don’t know what you’re missing.

RIP to one of the greatest ever.
 

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Dick Rosenthal, former ND athletic director, passed away on Tuesday. Remarkable man and family. I've been very fortunate to know that family for over 20 years. Never met anyone more humble.
Excellent article in the SBT. Two sport athlete at ND. Played in the NBA for the Fort Wayne Pistons. RIP Dick.

When Dick retired from the bank in 1987, the University of Notre Dame tapped him to become its Director of Athletics. His nine year tenure in that role produced many highlights, such as: the top rankings of many teams, including the football National Championship in 1988, the unprecedented improvement and success of Olympic Sports, the tremendous expansion of women’s varsity sports, the NBC Sports television contract, the initial football stadium expansion, joining the Big East Conference, high graduation rates of student-athletes and the formation of the Rosenthal Sports Leadership Academy. His time as Athletic Director was also marked by the legendary gatherings that he and Marylyn hosted in their home. He cherished the many friends he made during his time in the athletic department.

 

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Excellent article in the SBT. Two sport athlete at ND. Played in the NBA for the Fort Wayne Pistons. RIP Dick.



I cant speak highly enough about the family. Highly accomplished but you wouldn't know unless you looked it up.
 

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One of the Superstars of my youth. His over the back catch is still considered by many to be the greatest play in World Series history. 24 time All Star. Look at his stats. Only other player to have those numbers was Babe Ruth. RIP Willie.

 
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Just a couple of days ago, something reminded me of Mays and I couldn't remember if he was still alive or not, so had to look it up. What a pillar of American sports in the 20th Century. Almost certainly one the three greatest baseball players ever, and a genuinely good guy.
 

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Just a couple of days ago, something reminded me of Mays and I couldn't remember if he was still alive or not, so had to look it up. What a pillar of American sports in the 20th Century. Almost certainly one the three greatest baseball players ever, and a genuinely good guy.

Prolly that Clemson CF's catch... no?
 

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Everyone's centerfielder on their all-time team. Probably Top 3 to ever play the game.

93 years is a great run. We just lost one of the Top 10 all-time cornerstones of American sports.

RIP to The Say Hey Kid.
Prolly that Clemson CF's catch... no?
Definitely top three if not top two.

That catch by the kid from Clemson was fantastic, but given Willie's was in a tied game of the World Series in the 8th inning, I'll give Willie the nod. Check out how far Willie ran to make the catch.

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Definitely top three if not top two.

That catch by the kid from Clemson was fantastic, but given Willie's was in a tied game of the World Series in the 8th inning, I'll give Willie the nod. Check out how far Willie ran to make the catch.

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Honestly, I’d be hard pressed to come up w/ a better player in modern times. I have not problem calling him the greatest. Was fortunate enough to win his autograph in a trivia contest.
 

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Babe’s Babe. No one’s ever been a bigger outlier in sports. Willy and Hank Aaron are 2 & 3. I have no prob if Willie’s defense has him in 2nd for some. (But to be fair, the Hammer won 3 gold gloves himself.)
 

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Babe’s Babe. No one’s ever been a bigger outlier in sports. Willy and Hank Aaron are 2 & 3. I have no prob if Willie’s defense has him in 2nd for some. (But to be fair, the Hammer won 3 gold gloves himself.)
Willie played almost 400 games in the Polo Grounds. The Polo was cavernous. LC was 450ft, C 483ft and RC 449ft. Candlestick was pretty deep as well. Mays probably has over 700 HR's if he hadn't played in those two parks. Regardless, you can't go wrong ranking Willie or Hank #2.
 

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Willie played almost 400 games in the Polo Grounds. The Polo was cavernous. LC was 450ft, C 483ft and RC 449ft. Candlestick was pretty deep as well. Mays probably has over 700 HR's if he hadn't played in those two parks. Regardless, you can't go wrong ranking Willie or Hank #2.

**Totally random info alert**

The lights from the Polo Grounds now reside at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. When the Polo Grounds was being demolished, the Giants were moving their spring training operations to PHX Muni and the Giants owner had the poles/lights shipped to Phoenix and installed. The Giants later moved to Scottsdale Stadium for spring training and the A's moved into PHX Muni making way for ASU to move there in 2015. My buddy used to be ASU's HC and his office was where they filmed Money Ball.

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Damn, I knew this day was going to come, as Donald was really starting to get up there in age. He was one of the longest tenured Canadian actors to have a presence in Hollywood. A true Canadian legend and icon of film.

Thanks for the memories, Donald.
 

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Great actor. He really became popular starring as Hawkeye in MASH. Was also in The Dirty Dozen. RIP Donald.
 
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