Some talented, teenage baseball players have completed the Richmond area portion of their season. Now they’re ready to hit the road.
The Richmond Flying Squirrels were well represented in the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 12, in Manchester, N.H.
Well, some things are better shown than said — like Frank Mason III’s extraordinary ability to pass and shoot a basketball and spark his team to victory.
Chris Belcher won NCAA Division I All-American recognition with A&T scripted across his chest. That’s short for North Carolina A&T State University, where Belcher is a rising senior.
Expect to hear the word “freshman” frequently during the NBA draft on Thursday, June 22.
Jerome Jeter played football for George Wythe High School when the Bulldogs were an area powerhouse. He was in the Class of 2000.
Major League Baseball’s exclusive “600 Club” is rich with people of color. Four of the nine players to hit at least 600 career home runs are African-American, and three others trace their ancestry to the Dominican Republic.
Gift Ngoepe has opened Major League Baseball’s door to Africans. On April 26, Ngoepe, who is from South Africa, became the first player from the African continent to play in the big leagues.
The NBA is something of a real-life Brobdingnag, that fictional land of giants in the novel “Gulliver’s Travels.” How else to describe a population with more men taller than 6-foot-9 than under 6 feet?
Aaron Judge is large and in charge. The New York Yankees rookie right fielder has head-turning size, with talent to match. He also stands above the crowd with his “Wow!” factor.