Not too long ago, we talked about how Babe Ruth’s Hall of Fame plaque was removed from the museum for the first time since it was put in there so many decades ago. This trip was part of an effort to help boost tourism in New York as the plaque was put on display for several prominent games in the state, and in historic locations throughout.
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In American sports history, few names are as well-known and celebrated as the name of George “Babe” Ruth, one of the first players ever to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936, fully three years before the official opening of the hall of fame’s official opening in Cooperstown. As one of the hall of fame’s first inductees, Babe Ruth was honored with a custom wall plaque that adorned a special display in the Cooperstown museum.
If you’re familiar with the sport of tennis, you may have heard of Gordon Uehling already. As a former Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world-ranked player in both singles and doubles events, Mr. Uehling’s name is a distinguished one in the world of tennis. Recently, his accomplishments have earned him distinction from several publications; distinctions that Gordon has preserved in commemorative plaques to share with everyone at his company’s headquarters.
For fans of the New York Mets, David Wright is a familiar, even beloved, part of the team. David has long been a high profile player in the world of Major League Baseball, having made his MLB debut in 2004 with a batting average of .293 that year. As recently as the 2013 World Baseball Classic, David earned the nickname “Captain America” for his performance on Team USA that year.
A high quality and attractive plaque is often made to commemorate someone’s successes, growth or personal achievements. In some cases, however, plaques are created to commemorate all three of these reasons; such is the case for 28 year old professional lacrosse offensive player Paul Rabil, nicknamed “Fast Shot.”
Sunday, February 2nd marks the biggest football event of the year, the 48th NFL Championship game, otherwise known as the Super Bowl to millions of American fans. The popularity of the big game is undeniable, as the 45th game holds the record for the most-watched American TV broadcast in history. In fact, it’s probably a good thing that the game falls on a Sunday, otherwise there’d be a LOT more people calling in sick to work.
As most college football fans know, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is a series of five games that is designed to make sure that the top two college football teams in the country get a chance to face off against each other in a national championship game. Aside from the top two teams, eight other high-ranked teams get a chance to compete with one another in four other bowl games.
The world of High School and Collegiate athletics can be a high pressure environment for any aspiring young athlete, but for young girls seeking to become top-ranked gymnasts, the challenges are extraordinarily tough. Even compared to other sports, gymnastics places incredible physical and mental demands upon participating athletes.
Baseball has always been a true American pastime. Modernize it with the technological advances of social media and mix it with Major League Baseball, and you have a contest on Twitter for the Face of MLB. This year’s Face of MLB is Joseph Daniel “Joey” Votto of the Cincinnati Reds, who out-voted Joe Mauer, Jose Bautista, Derek Jeter, Andrew McCutchen, and Matt Kemp. He was “hashtagged” into first place and is this year’s face of Major League Baseball.
All-grown-up, once-high-school-sports-stars often revel in paying periodic visits to their high school alma mater, peering in the trophy case, and taking a gander at awards that after decades, still pay homage to the athletic contribution they made to their school. These former high school athletes often take great pride in leading their spouses and their children through the halls, bragging about how great they were, and how for example, they scored the winning point that made them state champions. Ever notice how practically all of these plaques from decades ago (and even some from recent years), are made from wood?