When first coming up through the Yankee farm system, Leiter was hailed as the next great arm in pinstripes, the one remaining star left in a minor-league system decimated by foolish trades throughout the 1980s.
One of television's most respected journalists, Al Michaels has covered more major sports events since he joined ABC Sports in 1976 than any sportscaster. He has been widely acclaimed for his knowledgeable and insightful reporting in his primary assignment for ABC Sports since 1986 ," play-by-play announcer for ABC's NFL "Monday Night Football," the most successful sports series in television history.
Alexander is the son of Tatiana and Mikhail Ovechkin. His mother, Tatiana, won two Olympic gold medals while competing for the Soviet basketball team in the 1976 Summer Olympics at Montreal and in 1980 at Moscow.
Golf champion Andy North had no choice but to hit the links. In the seventh grade, the champion professional golfer wasn't particularly interested in the sport and instead opted to play football and basketball. When a knee injury forced him to give up contact sports, he turned to golf as an alternative and the game quickly became a passion and ultimately his life's work.
Pitching in the World Series was a thrilling experience, but the most exciting event in my life was when I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior
Ann Meyers (born March 26, 1955) is a distinguished figure in the history of women's basketball. A standout player in college, the Olympics, international tournaments, and the professional levels, she is one of the most talented women to ever have played the game. Meyers was born in San Diego, California.
Russian-born Anna Kournikova left Moscow at the age of 9 to come toNick Bollettieri's Tennis Academy in Florida, USA - the same academywhich has also produced Monica Seles and Andre Agassi.
Anthony Munoz is one of Cincinnati's true sports icons. Considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Munoz has a record of excellence that is unrivaled in professional football.
Anthony Robles was born July 20, 1988 and is a wrestler who won the 2010-11 NCAA individual wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class despite being born with only one leg.
No less a critic than Woody Hayes called him the greatest player he ever coached.Archie Griffin combined power, speed and consistency to amass an incredible string of 31 consecutive 100-yard games. He received the Heisman Trophy as a junior in 1974 and again in 1975 -- the only player to win the award twice.
Football legend Bart Starr's designation of Most Valuable Player describes more than his legendary performance on the football field - it describes him as a man. Playing for the legendary Vince Lombardi, Starr learned the fundamentals of leadership and success.
Bela Karolyi, 2000 USA Gymnastics Women's National Team Coordinator, was born in Cluj, Romania. Bela Karolyi has become the most successful coach in the history of gymnastics. During his thirty-year career, Bela Karolyi has produced 28 Olympians, nine Olympic Champions, 15 World Champions, 12 European medallists and 6 U.S. National Champions
Although some professional golfers have won more major tournaments and others have collected more in winnings, Ben Crenshaw remains after nearly thirty years on tour one of the most popular and talented players on the grueling PGA circuit.
In 1997, Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Captain, Bill Bates, finished his fifteenth successful season in the NFL. A member of the 1992, 1993 & 1995 Super Bowl Champions team, Bill has been a long time favorite of Cowboys fans. He was named the winner of the Bob Lily Award four years in a row, from 1990-1994.
For the past seventeen years, Bill Raftery has served as television analyst for New Jersey Nets telecasts. Raftery brings his playing and coaching experience to every telecast, offering keen analysis and opinion during the games.
Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social change and equality. King created new inroads for women in sports and beyond during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today.
One of the most acclaimed broadcasters in all of college basketball, Billy Packer has covered 23 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships as an analyst, the last 16 for CBS Sports. He won the Sports Emmy award for Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst (1993).
The 51st winner of the Heisman Trophy, Auburn's great running back Bo Jackson, is such a remarkable all-round athlete that, if there were Heisman awards in baseball and track, he would almost certainly have won them, too.
Bob Griese, who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, and is currently one of network television's most respected football analysts, is in his 16th year of broadcasting, and in his 11th year as the expert commentator on the main game of the week, with Keith Jackson, during ABC's coverage of College Football.
Bobby Allison (born December 3, 1937) was one of the first NASCAR drivers and was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. Born in Miami, Florida, he entered his first race as a senior in high school, but was ordered to quit by his father after a few accidents.
Bobby Clampett joined CBS Sports in 1991 as an on-course reporter for the CBS Television Network's broadcast of the PGA Championship. He is now a full-time member of the CBS golf team, having retired from the PGA Tour in 1995.
Born in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, Orr's ice hockey talents were evident at a very early age, and he was signed by Boston Bruins' scout Wren Blair at the age of twelve
Bobby Unser has become one of the most insightful spokespersons on auto racing. Leaning on his versatile, championship career as an incredible resource for knowledge, Bobby Unser opened the intricate world of racing to the sports public. Bobby finished his Hall of Fame career with three Indianapolis 500 wins and thirty-five overall Indy Car victories. His current career as a race broadcast analyst has perfected his presentation skills. His friendliness and endless energy are almost contagious, which make him one of the best personalities for meeting people and addressing groups.
His family, including older sister Kyla, younger sister Genesis and younger brother Chelone, lived on 500 acres (2 km's) of land in the forest, where his parents celebrated the Solstices, in a log cabin without electricity or indoor plumbing.
Speed skater Bonnie Blair exemplifies success under pressure - the measure of a true champion. There are numerous winners in the world of sports, but the celebrated athletes are the few who meet the challenge of pressure time after time - such as speed skater Bonnie Blair.
Boomer Esiason is the veteran NFL quarterback who led the Cincinnati Bengals to the 1989 Super Bowl. A left-handed quarterback, Esiason starred at the University of Maryland and was chosen by the Bengals in the second round of the 1984 college draft. He became the team's starter in 1985.
Playing in the NFL has been a very rewarding experience for me. If you had told me early in my life that I would help my team win Super Bowls, play in Pro Bowls and earn various All-Pro honors, I wouldn't have believed you.
Brent Musburger is one of the most versatile and talented broadcasters in the industry. A preeminent voice of college football and college basketball play-by-play, Musburger is alos the host of ABC Sports' coverage of the Little League World Series.
As the son of the "Golden Jet" Bobby Hull, the younger Brett came into the game with the disadvantage of having the pressure that a famous name can bring, pressure that he has shrugged off easily.
Winner of the 1988 Olympic Gold Medal in Figure Skating; Inducted into the World and US Figure Skating Halls of Fame as well as the USOC Hall of Fame; Host of "What Would Bryan Make?" on Food Network
At age 31 the youngest General Manager ever to win a World Series, and the only GM ever to do so in each of his first three seasons, New York Yankees Senior Vice-President and GM Brian Cashman has seen and done it all in the world of baseball.
Brian France was appointed chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of NASCAR on September 13th, 2003. Strict, resourceful, ambitious and superbly experienced, France brings fresh ideas to this mature and very popular sport.
Brian Griese (Born March 18, 1975, Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He is the son of former NFL great Bob Griese.
Brooks Robinson, former third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles and the much beloved color commentator for the Orioles' television network, retired from baseball in 1977 after 20 years and 72 days in the major leagues. He was later elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in a landslide, receiving 92 percent of the votes cast.
Butch has been involved in the golf arena for over 36 years. President of the Butch Harmon School of Golf, and recognized as one of the leading teaching instructors in the game.
One of the AL's premier catchers for almost two decades, Carlton Fisk overcame a series of serious injuries early in his career to establish himself as a marvel of durability at baseball's most taxing position. A ten-time All-Star and the all-time leader in home runs by a catcher (351) and in games caught (2,226), Fisk was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2000.
There were times in his life when Casey Martin cried out to God, saying "why me?" Now, the PGA Tour Rookie allows his current circumstances to bring glory to the Lord. "I've learned to trust Him," said Martin, who accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of eight and deepened his relationship with Him in his late teens.
Future Hall of Famer Charles Barkley brought vitality, attitude and a host of skills to professional basketball, maturing into one of the league's most respected, awe-inspiring and recognizable individuals.
Chi Chi Rodriguez is one of the great showmen in sports history. In a career which spans four decades, Chi Chi won 8 times on the PGA Tour and now boasts 22 Senior Tour victories. His colorful performances still make him a gallery favorite, while his shotmaking skills have earned the respect of his peers.
ESPN's Chris Berman is one of sports television's brightest and most recognizable personalities. Twice the versatile Berman has been selected the National Sportscaster of the Year (1989-1990) by the members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
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