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From the WFUV Archives: Vin Scully on Ice Skating with Jackie Robinson

by Kenny Ducey

Vin and Jackie in 1950, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

You've probably seen this picture of Vin Scully and Jackie Robinson on ice skates in 1950, but you haven't heard how it happened. Listen to Vin tell the story to Mike Maffei (currently of MLB.com) in our 1997 three-hour special, Jackie Robinson: The Man Behind the Ballplayer.

Hear the story below, and the full interview here.

Reasonable Passion or Jail-Worthy Stupidity?

by Kevin Kelly

The Simpsons :: FOX

The Simpsons provided a hilarious example of fan treatment of athletes in the classic episode “Homer at the Bat.” Bart and Lisa are taunting Darryl Strawberry when Marge says to them, “Kids, that’s not very nice.” Lisa responds by saying “Mom, they’re professional athletes! They’re used to this. It rolls right off their back.” It then cuts to Strawberry on the field, wiping away a lone tear.

40 years of One on One

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

WFUV Sports 2007|| Malcolm Moran with WFUV's Mike Nastri

One on One began its fortieth anniversary by speaking to its roots, the founding father of New York’s longest running sports call-in show, Malcolm Moran, now the Director of the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana University.