Anecdotes: Athletes, Managers & Coaches

Interesting, amusing, or biographical incidents about athletes, managers and coaches.
Hank Aaron

During the 1957 World Series, Yankee catcher...

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“Red” Auerbach

On tour with the Boston Celtics, Auerbach met...

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Elgin Baylor

When Baylor was the leader of the Los Angeles...

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Yogi Berra

On one occasion when the New York Yankees were...

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Jack Dempsey

J. Paul Getty was one of the wealthy men who...

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Leo Durocher

Asked if he didn’t feel sorry to have beaten...

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Phil Esposito

Esposito was one of the North American ice-...

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Sid Luckman

Back in the 1930s and 1940s, Sid Luckman was...

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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth was enormously popular, a larger-...

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Sam Snead

Passing through Rome in 1961, Snead stopped...

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Jim Thorpe

King Gustav V of Sweden presented Thorpe with...

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