Articles in Category: Interviews

MLB Prospect Watch: Kyle Roller

Written by Nick Singleton on Sunday, 17 August 2014. Posted in MLB Prospect Watch, Baseball, Interviews


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MLB Prospect Watch: Kyle Roller

New York Yankees prospect Kyle Roller slipped under everyone’s radar since joining the organization in 2010. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders first baseman has never been apart of any top prospect lists, and at 26-years old, his prospect status is fading.  

Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose Puts It In The Book

Written by Nick Singleton on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. Posted in Back Sports Page Book Reviews, Baseball, Interviews, Featured

The Voice of the METS speaks with BSP!!!


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Mets Broadcaster Howie Rose Puts It In The Book

Howie Rose’s lifelong dream began to fuse together when his love for broadcasting and passion for baseball came together in the summer of 1962. In his newly released book, Put It In The Book: A Half Century Of Mets Mania, Howie Rose tells his first-hand account of becoming a devoted New York Mets in ‘62, and how he became their play-by-play radio announcer today. Put It In The Book: A Half Century Of Mets Mania opens by detailing Rose’s first handful of summers traveling into Queens with his friends, and sitting in their favorite upper deck seats at Shea Stadium. 

The Jeter Holiday Express

on Monday, 31 December 2012. Posted in Interviews, Baseball, Foundation Spotlight


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The Jeter Holiday Express

On December 5, Derek Jeter and Turn 2 Holiday Express brightened the lives of more than 600 New York City children at Yankee Stadium.  The event was a celebration of the many young participants in Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, providing gifts, activities and even a surprise visit from Jeter himself.

 

Derek Jeter Hosts 16th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

Written by Nick Singleton on Wednesday, 29 August 2012. Posted in Interviews, Nick Singleton, Foundation Spotlight

Another Magical Night in NYC


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Derek Jeter Hosts 16th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

On June 21, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hosted his 16thannual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner in New York City at the Sheraton Hotel on 7 Ave.

Established in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to help children and teenagers avoid drug and alcohol addiction, and to reward those who show high academic achievement and adopt healthier lifestyles. Jeter proposed the idea of starting his own foundation to his father, Dr. S. Charles Jeter, in 1996 over a pizza in a Detroit hotel room. Members of Jeter's family make up a large portion of the foundation's board of directors, including his sister, Sharlee Jeter, who is President of the foundation and responsible for much of its day-to-day operation.

BB Abbott: Agent to MLB's Stars from Draft Day till Payday

on Friday, 25 May 2012. Posted in Interviews

A CANDID EXAMINATION OF THE MONEY SIDE OF THE MAJOR LEAGUES


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BB Abbott: Agent to MLB's Stars from Draft Day till Payday
Asa Beal:  Jerry Maguire came out in 1996.  You formed your agency just a few years later.  Coincidence?  Was Chipper your Cuba Gooding, Jr.?
 
BB Abbott: [Laughs.]
 

Kerry Wood's Family Foundation Achieves High Honors

Written by Nick Singleton on Tuesday, 14 February 2012. Posted in Interviews, Foundation Spotlight

by Nick Singleton


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Kerry Wood's Family Foundation Achieves High Honors

For the past thirteen years, Kerry Wood has been notably popular for racking up strikeouts against some of the most renowned sluggers in Major League Baseball. In 1998, only his fifth career start with the Chicago Cubs, Wood tossed a one-hit, 20-strikeout shutout against the Houston Astros, tying Roger Clemens’ record for most strikeouts in a 9-inning game. His 1,464 strikeouts with the Cubs rank him third in franchise history, and in addition, was also the fastest pitcher in MLB history to reach 1,000 strikeouts in both games and innings pitched.

But today, Kerry Wood has earned a new reputation for his off-the-field contributions around the Chicago community.

J.R. Bradley: Becoming a Man on the Mound

on Wednesday, 08 February 2012. Posted in Interviews

THE CANDID STORY OF A KID WITH A BIG ARM ON THE ROAD TO THE BIG LEAGUES


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J.R. Bradley: Becoming a Man on the Mound

There is no certainty, only opportunity.

And when you have Major League talent, you must grasp that opportunity with both hands.

For JR Bradley the last five years have been a true testament to that mantra.

Ranger Ace C.J. Wilson Talks Baseball With BSP

on Sunday, 09 October 2011. Posted in Interviews

Health issues, gyro-balls, and his social life

Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson recently sat down with Back Sports Page writer Pete Mundo to talk about his foundation (www.leftylefty.com). But he also took time to time talk baseball and decisions he's made along his journey.