Today, March 2, at 10:00 a.m., Richard J. Albero, a formal naval officer and educational professional, will begin a walk from home plate at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., to home plate at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., — a trek over 1,200 miles — in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
In his third year with the Patriots, Jon Hunton was named to the 2014 Atlantic League First-Team after posting a 2.07 ERA in 56.1 innings of work. Hunton was also named the closer of the year after setting a new league record with 49 saves. That mark topped the previous record of 40 set in 2003.
Rich Cohen ended his beautiful tribute to Ernie Banks in last week’s Sports Illustrated by saying: “[f]or all the pain, for all the losing, I would take Ernie and the Cubs over the Yankees and their 27 championships any day.”