Not sure where this was filmed, but Red Sox, Yankees, & Rays Hall Of Famer Wade Boggs talks to what, from the sound of the applause at the start of the clip, is a pretty small crowd in what appears to be a classroom of some sort. He talks about getting his education in the minor leagues, his big league career, and in perhaps the most entertaining part of the video, gets shown up by a Blue Jays fan who prefaces his question by reminding Boggs the Blue Jays won back to back World Series in 1992 & 1993. If you want to fast forward to the Blue Jays fan, his question comes at the about the 4:30 mark.
Cincinnati.com reporter Bill Koch who is a must follow on twitter @BKoch has announced on his blog that the University of Cincinnati will induct Sandy Koufax among others into the school’s James P. Kelly Athletic Hall Of Fame in October. Koufax was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1972 and posted 165 wins over his 12 year career with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Koufax heads UC Hall of Fame inductees — Cincinnati.com
The guys at The Big Lead have done a great Q&A with legendary sports artist Dick Perez. Anyone whose collected baseball cards is probably aware of Perez’s Diamond Kings series of portraits featured by the Donruss & Leaf company back in the 80’s and 90’s. In addition to his baseball card work Perez is responsible for the Perez-Steele postcard sets of players in the Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame and more recently artwork for the Topps Allen & Ginter baseball card product. Perez is now releasing a 560 page book featuring a gallery of his work including both mainstream and non-mainstream baseball work. In the interview, Perez talks about his inspiration for the book and his interaction with his fans.
Q&A: Baseball Through The Eyes Of Artist Dick Perez — The Big Lead
In depth story celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1961 South Atlantic League All Star Game that would produce an eventual 17 major league players including Hall of Famer Willie Stargell. The game was held in Asheville, North Carolina and featured the 1st place Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate the Asheville Tourists against the Sally League All Stars consisting of the best players off the remaining teams in the league. Players and fans who were at the game talk about the baseball greatness that was on the field and the huge crowd that watched them on that day in July 50 years ago. Great read for the minor league baseball history buff.
A classic all-star lineup played in Asheville 50 years ago — TownAndMountain.com