Victor Navasky on Babe Ruth, Stephen F. Cohen on Frank Beard, Jennifer Egan on Monica Seles, Cecile Richards on Carl Yastrzemski, Bob Herbert on Bobby Thomson and Hank Thompson, Ralph Nader on Lou Gehrig, Dahlia Lithwick on Toller Cranston, Adam Gopnik on Joe Namath and Yvan Cournoyer, John Sayles on Roberto Clemente, Dennis Kucinich on Jim Thorpe, Jane Mayer on Arthur Ashe, Dan Rather on Rube Walker, David Remnick on Muhammad Ali, Mark Cuban on Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell
Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ’round the world” and something my father told me.
The collective resentment of Monica Seles was an expression of our cultural discomfort with a kind of overt female aggression that seems to revel in itself.
I may have been delusional about my golf game, but not about Frank Beard's.
Toller Cranston single-handedly reinvented men's skating.
My two first sports heroes, in a long and ever-expanding gallery, were oddly matched, though both wore the number twelve.
I was blown away by the intensity and grace with which Roberto Clemente played the game.