Running with Steve “Pre” Prefontaine


Biograph Steve Roland "Pre" Prefontaine was born on January 25, 1951 in Coos Bay, Oregon. His father Raymond, was a welder and his mother Elfriede,  a seamstress, both Mars ruled careers  He was 5 feet 8 inches tall & about  140 pounds. Pre hit the running world  with his bronde hair flying in the wind…

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Calvin Maduro flies with the Orioles


Calvin Maduro, born Septmber 5, 1974 in the Dutch Antilles in the island of Aruba, is not by anything we could find, related to the dictator of Venezuela, Nicolas Madura -- it was admittedly a long shot. Calvin is six feet tall, bats right, throws right and was a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles but…

#333 Max Baer, sr. the Livermore Larruper


Max Baer, born Maximilian Adalbert Baer,  is a well known American boxer, cemented into popular culture through his son, Max Baer, jr of Beverly Hillbillies fame where he played Jethro Bodine.  With the death of Ellie May, Donna Douglas, Baer fils, is the latest surviving member of the cast. https://youtu.be/VQexg3K8hKY Marc Jones just notes CST…

#292 Vernon California, Boxing & Jack Doyle


The city of Vernon is best known today for its meatpacking plants and slaughterhouses, but nearly a century ago vied with Madison Square Garden for the title of "Boxing Capital of the World." In his Vernon Arena, promoter Jack Doyle staged 20-round world championship fights and, between bouts, allowed the sporting set to refresh itself…