John Brown was cleaning out his uncle’s stuff when he came across two World Series tickets from 1968. This is the story of those tickets, and the trip to the World Series that story inspired. Also, meeting Yogi Berra. And, the World Series of Poker.
This week marks the start of baseball's Spring Training, and the 10th anniversary of the death of a baseball legend, Joe DiMaggio. Dave Webber is a sportscaster who met Joe DiMaggio a few years before DiMaggio passed away.
Some countries are planning to boycott the opening ceremonies at the summer Olympics in Beijing to protest China's human rights record. Floyd Scholz lived through an Olympic boycott. Back in the 1970s, Floyd was focused on competing in the decathlon at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. But after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter announced the U.S. would boycott the games. Also in this episode: real estate for the saints.
The brackets that frame March Madness will be distributed this weekend. And the drumbeat that takes us to the National Championship in college basketball will begin in earnest. Nolan Richardson coached the Arkansas Razorbacks to several Final Fours and one NCAA national championship in 1994. But as successful as his career has been, Coach Richardson says he's faced racial discrimination at every step of the way. Also in this episode, coach Buzz Ridl's son Jack.
When coaches invited Jennifer Farrell to try out for the women's U.S. national handball team, she had never even played the sport. But her experience as a college rugby player earned her a spot on the team and a ticket to some of her toughest challenges and greatest triumphs.
Dick Gordon speaks with a master ship salvager based in Alaska. Dan Magone has sent his crews to ships that have run aground and listed. He describes using climbing rope to board the ships. At other times, he is in scuba gear diving under a ship.