Nick Saban is the highest paid coach in college football. You think he's feeling some pressure -- "special pressure" -- to win a national championship? You bet he is. Alabama is going to squeeze every single penny out of their $5,545,852 annual investment.
Dr. Doug Feldmann, author of Gibson's Last Stand: The Rise, Fall, and Near Misses of the St. Louis Cardinals, remembers the first and only time he saw Bob Gibson pitch. It was 1974. Gibson was 38 years old, Feldmann was four.
“This Gibson guy is horrible,” Feldmann remembers telling father on the car ride home after the game.
Time magazine called the moment "the most iconic play in sports" for 2010. Veteran Major League Baseball umpire Jim Joyce has no explanation. "I can't even explain the feeling, because there are no words," he told ESPN.com. Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galaragga, on the other hand, calls it a perfect game -- still.
Major League Baseball has had its share of troubled times. In terms of sheer dirt, three scandals rise to the top: Shoeless Joe and the Black Sox, the 1985 Pittsburgh drug trials, and the steroid era. The former and latter have been covered extensively. Yet there has never been a book detailing the biggest drug trials in baseball history. The Pittsburgh Cocaine Seven tells the whole story in all its shocking details.