About Burt Wilson
The sports world reacted to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd.
Richie Ashburn appeared in his first major league game on April 20, 1948. Playing left field for the Philadelphia Phillies, Ashburn led off and went 1 for 5 in a 3-1 Phils win over the Boston Braves at Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium).
Amy Southall caught a 22-inch golden trout in Hammer Creek Saturday, the first day of trout season.
Chas McCormick made his first major league start Sunday and the Houston Astros outfielder made the most of the opportunity. McCormick, who played left field for the Astros, hit his first major league home run.
It's opening day for Major League Baseball. There were five players with Lancaster County ties who were in camps with big league clubs. Three are L-L League alums and two who played their college ball at Millersville.
Randy Johnson was one of the hardest throwers in the history of baseball. The intimidating 6-foot-10 pitcher's deliveries could hit 100 MPH on the radar gun. On March 24, 2001, an unfortunate bird found out just how hard Johnson could throw.
Ryan Smith died this morning. The former Lampeter-Strasburg basketball star left a Philadelphia hospital last week and came back to Lancaster County to be able to spend his final days at home.
Matt Feiler is leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers. The offensive lineman, who is a Lampeter-Strasburg grad, agreed to a three-year $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, as reported by ESPN.
Today's sports celeb birthday -- March 11
On March 8, 1971, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali fought for the boxing heavyweight championship. Both fighters were undefeated at the time of the bout, which was the first of three between the two great boxers.
Tim Mayza pitched well in his return to the mound Tuesday after missing all of last season due to injury. The Toronto Blue Jays lefty, who is a Millersville grad, threw a scoreless inning in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Phillies in his first action since Sept. 13, 2019.
Wilt Chamberlain was considered by many the best basketball player in the history of the game. At least until Michael Jordan came along.