December 1, 2011 - 6:42pm
Hey, let's state the obvious: Kentucky is obsessed with basketball. In Texas it's football, New England's got hockey, but here in the Bluegrass we can't get enough hoops. And the laundry list of pro basketball teams that have called the Derby City home proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt.
In past articles I’ve discussed and looked into a few of the professional basketball teams that have been hosted in the Derby City, most notably the Kentucky Colonels who, without question are the most famous.Surely though, one couldn’t think that a city as obsessed with basketball as...
November 22, 2011 - 9:00am
Eclipse Park was a series of three stadiums and though many aren't aware of what they meant to sport in Louisville today the memory of them still stands as an important chapter in the city.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries the Louisville Eclipse did just that- eclipsed the sport of baseball in the city of Louisville. As such, it only made sense to name the park they played in after the team.In truth, Eclipse Park was actually three different parks- all of which where Louisville...
September 1, 2011 - 9:00am
One of the most prominent baseball stadiums in Louisville's baseball history has since been demolished but I'd like to take a little bit of time to remember our athletics history.
Near the University of Louisville at third and eastern parkway there used to sit a stadium that built a grand tradition in it’s over sixty years of existence until it’s eventual demolition.
August 23, 2011 - 9:00am
For the past couple of months I've been occasionally throwing out iconic athletes from Louisville. Sports legends of the Ville I called the series. But, I'd like to add to that series, sports legends of a different variety; the iconic buildings and arenas that made the city's historic sports past what it is today.
What better place to start the landmark edition of Sports Legends of the Ville than Freedom Hall? Opened in 1956, Freedom Hall was a building that was beyond it’s time. Ironically though, the building itself didn’t open to house basketball games; as so many remember it today....
August 2, 2011 - 12:05pm
With the Cooperstown baseball hall of fame 2011 induction ceremony just a few days ago I began to think who's the local talent that's been inducted. Well, I set out to find just that.
After the recent Baseball hall of fame induction of Roberto Alomar, Bert Blylevin, and Patt Gillick, I got to thinking about local talent that has been enshrined in Cooperstown like these iconic men.