Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“The Apparition of Casey Stengel”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 25 – 29 , 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

 

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Nicaraguan author Sergio Ramirez has written a poignant and bittersweet baseball story with sporting, political and historical allusions- and the alchemy of magical realism. Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel appears to a small boy in Central America shortly after Don Larsen’s improbable perfect game in the 1956 World Series. From Ramirez’s short-story Apparition in the Brick Factory (2010).


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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Is Chess Sport?”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 18-22 , 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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The international chess match of the century that filled up the sports bars and captivated the world in the sizzling summer of ’72 – Fischer vs. Spaasky (the Ali-Frazier of chess!)


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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“The World Series of 68″  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 11 – 15 , 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

 

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The 1968 World Series featured two of the finest pitchers of the day, The St. Louis Cardinal’s Bob Gibson (1.12 ERA) and Detroit Tiger’s Denny McLain (31 wins)…but another Detroit pitcher, Mickey Lolich stole the World Series show winning three games.. . But baseball and the nation are never the same again after 1968.


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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Jack London Got Game!”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  July 4-8, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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(Jack London (right)  in a fencing work-out, early 1900’s in Northern California)

American turn-of-the-20th century author Jack London was one of the founders of serious American sport fiction. Stemming from his own love of sport and his background as a sports reporter, London’s short stories and novellas revealed early thematic treatment of youth vs. age rivalries, gender issues and sport narratives that went beyond the box scores and revealed the human dimension of sport and competition.


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Radio Appearance: Humboldt Homepage, KHSU 90.5 FM Arcata, CA

 Friday, June 1,  2016 at 1:00  PM  –  KHSU Homepage Segment: Pele

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Join Doc and host Danielle Orr for for their monthly feature on great athletes and sport from the Americas and Caribbean and their connection to popular culture and politics.

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With both Brazil (political and economic woes preceding the upcoming Olympic Games)  and soccer in the headlines recently (Brazil’s early exit from the exciting Copa America tournament), we will look at Brazil’s  Pele, voted 2nd behind only Muhammad Ali in the UK’s Independent newspaper assessment of the century’s greatest athletes.    Though a public figure in Brazil and the world ever since he led Brazil to the 1958 World Cup as the youngest player ever to play in the World Cup at age 17, Pele has had to walk a difficult line in a country that has a complicated and ever-changing political history.  Pele’s incredible personal story of extreme poverty, his rise to living myth status in the annals of Brazilian and world soccer, and his post-playing career, which ended almost 40 years ago in 1977,  is a fascinating story.

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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Ancient Greek Athletics”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  June 27 – July 1, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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…the more things change…Ancient Greek Athletes were rock stars and “free agents” – akin to athletes today in more ways than we realize.


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Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day

“Steve Prefontaine”  on ESPN  Humboldt Sports Radio 1340 AM/92.7 FM Eureka, CA  June 20 – 24, 2016 at 7:55 AM and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka at 4:30 AM and 10:30 PM Monday – Friday

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American 1970’s rebel runs to win on the track and in life – and champions causes years ahead of his time before his untimely death at the age of only 24.


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