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May 29, 2018: Giorgio Chinaglia … The New York/New Jersey area has long been “ruled” by the New York Yankees, New York Jets, New York Rangers and the New York Knicks. But, once upon a time, there was another team that captured the fancy of the metropolitan-sports fan – the New York Cosmos. They were, perhaps, the most colorful team, even more colorful than the Yankees of the 1970s, to ever play in New York. The best players in the world wanted to play with the Cosmos and the entire NASL benefitted from their success; and the man who was the most colorful of them all was also the team’s leading goal scorer, the all-time leading goal scorer in NASL history – Giorgio Chinaglia. Soccer historian/expert Kartik Krishnaiyer comes back to SFH to talk about this iconic figure of American soccer.
June 12, 2018: Ralph Guldahl … When Ralph Guldahl debuted on the PGA TOUR in 1931, it didn’t take long for him t establish himself. In fact, before he turned 20 years old, Ralph won his first tournament – the Santa Monica Open. But, off the field concerns and frustration with his game led Ralph to hang it up in 1935. However, the golf “bug” got him and he went back to the game he taught himself. Once back, Ralph was a machine winning the 1937 and 1938 U.S. Open, the 1936, 1937 and 1938 Western Open and the 1939 Masters. However, following the 1940 season, Ralph left the Tour yet again – this time for good. In less than eight full years on tour, Ralph Guldahl won 16 tournaments. Tony Parker, historian at the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum visits SFH again to talk about Ralph Guldahl.
June 26, 2018 … Lyman Bostock was a superstar on the rise. he had just signed a contract with the then California Angels, and after a terrible start to the season, Bostock raised his average to .296 and had the Angels in the hunt for a possible AL West crown. But a side trip one night while in Chicago proved horrific as he was mistakenly shot dead. A charitable young man with an incredible future ahead of him was taken way too soon. Author of the book, “Lyman Bostock, the Inspiring Life and Tragic Death of a Ballplayer,” K. Adam Powell joins SFH for a look back at a man and career cut short.