Pat McManamon's sportswriting career has spanned more than 35 years and included stops at ESPN and the Akron Beacon-Journal. He shares a love of history with his older brother, a Renaissance historian and nautical archaeologist.
Effa Manley, the only woman in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, was an advocate for Black athletes, a passionate supporter of baseball in the Negro leagues, a champion for civil rights and equality…and far ahead of her time. In an era when few women were involved in sports ...read more
From 1934-1976, the NFL’s preseason tradition included The Chicago Charities College All-Star Game, a game featuring college standouts against the league champion. The last game in the long-forgotten series, played mostly at Soldier Field in Chicago, was forgettable: a 24-0 ...read more