Pick up to two players every day who you think will get a hit. Get a hit, your streak continues; get no hits, start a new streak. Be the first to reach 57 games and win $5.6 Million. Actually you get $140,000 per year for 40 years, or a lump sum of approx $3.2 Million.
Bob Bowen said at a recent MLB Event that MLB Advanced Media has been paying insurance for this game for the past few years and they are desperately hoping someone will win so they can pay the fan instead.
Seems like an unusually high number of star players are beginning the 2013 MLB Season on the Disabled List. Here are some of the big names, including many Cy Young pitchers, MVPs, All Stars, World Series Heroes, Old Veterans and Top Prospects. Click on a player to check out his Twitter feed.
In the early 1900s, the growing company pioneered a sports marketing concept by paying Hall of Fame hitter Honus Wagner to use his name on a bat. Today more than 60% of MLB players use Louisville sluggers.
Athletes, like everyone else, use non-profits as a way to stay connected to their community as well as make connections that may help them in their personal and business lives. We cannot draw conclusions on an athlete’s contribution by simply looking at their non-profit, because they do so much to help raise funds with their appearances and recommendations. Rather than assess an athletes personal character, this serves more as an insight into how they handle their business. Many athletes are broke…and so are the causes supposedly supported by their non-profits.
Athlete: Steve Young – NFL Quarterback / ESPN Analyst
Nonprofit: Forever Young Foundation for Children
Mission: Academic, athletic, and therapeutic support for children facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges
Funds raised 2008-10: $6.2 million
Percent to charitable causes: 75%
When it came to encouraging physical fitness, few did more to get Americans off the couch than John F. Kennedy. Now, as the nation staggers under an epidemic of obesity four decades after his assassination, the president’s call to active lifestyles has been renewed
Listen to John F. Kennedy as he discusses the similarities of politics and sports.
At Harvard – JFK was a receiver on Coach Henry Lamar’s Freshman football squad. In his 1937 post-season report, the coach wrote: “The most adept pass catcher was John Kennedy, but his lack of weight was a drawback,”
His best sport was swimming. At the November time-trials his backstroke earned him a place on what was the greatest Freshman team in Harvard history
With his brother Joe, he won the intercollegiate sailing title
JFK once challenged the US Marines to walk 50 miles in 20 hours