Eddie Mathews

Position: Third baseman Teams: Boston Braves 1952; Milwaukee Braves 1953-1965; Atlanta Braves 1966; Houston Astros 1967; Detroit Tigers 1967-1968 Edwin Lee Mathews (1931-2001) was a muscular high school baseball and football star in 1949 in Santa Barbara, California. He was pursued by the Brooklyn Dodgers,…

5 Tips for Supporting Your Favorite Football Team

As summer heat gives way to autumn’s chill, many American sports fans have one thing on their minds — football. Turn on the TV any Saturday or Sunday night from September through January and you’re likely to see 22 men pounding each other over a…

5 Super Bowl Party Games

There’s something about the Super Bowl that brings out the competitive spirit in everyone. Even a week before the big game, people are already taking sides. Sports pundits, celebrities, politicians, co-workers, family members and friends are all making their picks. If you’re hosting a big…

Running and Pain in the Tibialis Anterior Muscle

Running is a high-impact form of exercise, and although it promotes weight loss and improves heart and lung function, it can also take its toll on the body. The tibialis anterior is a muscle in the leg that is often associated with running pain. In…

Herb Adderley

When Herb Adderley reported to his first Green Bay Packers training camp in 1961, he had the unenviable task of competing against future Hall of Fame running backs Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung for a starter’s spot. Hampered by a pre-season injury and inexperience, the…

Length of a Regulation Soccer Game

The first official rules of soccer were drawn-up by the English Football Association in 1863. These rules, known as the Laws of the Game, are now governed by the F¨¦d¨¦ration Internationale de Football Association, commonly known as FIFA. There are 17 rules currently listed by…

Does Going to the Gym Twice a Week Make a Difference?

Having a full schedule can lead you to cut back on your workout time, and that in turn can make you wonder just how little you can get away with. Unfortunately, this question all depends on a few variables. The duration and intensity of your…

What Position Can Left-Handed Baseball Players Play?

Left-handed players are often at a premium in baseball. A manager or coach wants high-quality left-handed pitchers and power hitters, yet there are relatively few positions for left-handed players to occupy on the field. There are no rules against lefties occupying certain positions, but tradition…

Care for Painful Tight Hamstrings

Your hamstrings are the three muscles than are located in the back of your thigh. The muscle group is large, running from your pelvic region to just below your knee in the lower leg. Hamstring injuries are common among athletes, pulls and strains from overworking…