Chip Caray s the TV broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves, so like everyone in baseball, he’s at home and anxiously awaiting the day when the season can start. He talks to GB about the healing power of baseball and how it was crucial to the nation’s morale in the wake of World War I and II and 9/11.
Davey Johnson — one of the most interesting, intelligent and passionate figures in baseball — was always a winner. He became an all-star player and manager, only retiring from the game at the age of 70. And since then, he’s continued to prove that it’s not about age; it’s about attitude.
Jim Abbott is one of the most inspirational athletes of all time, and he’s still inspiring people worldwide to believe in themselves and their potential, no matter what odds they’re facing in life.
He’s 87 years old, still hits the diamond regularly and he’s going for a world record in pole vaulting at the 2011 Senior Olympics. Listen to this interview and you’ll change the way you think about what’s possible later in life.
He was born with no arms and no hands, but Tom Willis has never been satisfied with the hand in life he was dealt. He’s now on a mission to throw out the first pitch at every Major League Baseball park.
Chet Hoff lived longer than any former professional athlete in history. But he was unknown until his 100th birthday in 1991 when a TV appearance and a photo taken in a Yankee uniform gained him worldwide attention.
Making changes in life is never easy. There can be all kinds of roadblocks along the path to Growing Bolder; the roadblocks of age, religion and race. Many back away from them, but others stand strong, Breaking Barriers for the rest of us to follow.
Charley Pride was in no short supply of talent. He’s a country music legend who dreamed of being in the Major League Baseball hall of fame. But it wasn’t his lack of talent that stopped him – it was the color of his skin.
20 years after a remarkable pitching career, Frank Viola has taken his skill and turned it into inspiration for young baseball players who wish to follow his footsteps.
Bill Blair called it the greatest day of his life — finally, a chance for his family to see the success he had in the Negro Leagues and what a tough road it was to get there.