The Biggest Comebacks in MLB History

Baseball is truly a staple sport in America that has captured imaginations for more than a century.

The sport requires from players not only incredible skill, focus and precision but also mental strength. Since crucial and game-changing plays often happen in split-seconds, having doubts or second-guessing your instincts is simply not an option. That’s what makes the game so interesting. With a margin of error so small, it’s not surprising that there have been some fascinating baseball comebacks where teams managed to turn the game around in a seemingly impossible fashion. To illustrate this, let’s review the games fans debate as the biggest comeback in MLB history.

Seattle Mariners vs Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field – August 5, 2001

It’s been almost two decades since the now-legendary game between the Seattle Mariners and the Cleveland Indians but those who have seen the game will probably remember it for the rest of their lives as it is widely considered to be the biggest comeback in MLB history.

At one point, the game seemed just about over with the Mariners holding a comfortable 12-run advantage in the 7th inning, but that wasn’t what was in store that night. Leading 14-2, the Mariners were ready to start celebrating and the Indians were just about ready to concede defeat as well, benching Ellis Burks, Travis Fryman and Roberto Alomar, three of their starters. ... Read More

Ray Lewis’ Inspirational Speech

Ray Lewis is heralded as a leader by sports fans from around the globe.

Professionally, he is known for being a two-time Super Bowl champion and for being selected to the Pro Bowl an impressive 13 times. He is also one of a select few football players to spend the duration of his career with a single team— the Baltimore Ravens.

But a lot of what makes Lewis so impressive has to do with his life away from the gridiron. Hailing from Bartow, Florida, a small city of 15,000 people, Lewis grew up without having a relationship with his biological father and a stepfather who was extremely abusive, which he says motivated him to train and become strong in an effort to protect his mother. These hardships fueled his desire to achieve greatness and become a Hall of Fame linebacker.

Today, Ray Lewis is retired, having stepped away from professional football after his 2012 season. He continues to give back by speaking publicly and using his platform to provide inspiration to others.

In today’s post, we’ll be covering some of the most influential Ray Lewis motivational speeches, as well as sharing a few of our favorite quotes. ... Read More

Retired Steelers Running Back and Super Bowl Champ Rocky Bleier to be Keynote Speaker at 2017 FUSION Conference – Feb 12

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PITTSBURGH, PA – Retired Pittsburgh Steelers running back and Super Bowl Champ Rocky Bleier will be the keynote speaker on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the AFBF 2017 FUSION Conference. FUSION is an acronym for Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach and Networking. The Conference is scheduled from Friday through Monday, February 10-13, 2017 and Rocky Bleier will deliver a keynmote speech on February 12th. The event will be hosted by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Source: American Farm Bureau Federation ... Read More

Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Magic Johnson Among Keynote Speakers at 2016 Starkey Hearing Expo

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LAS VEGAS, NV. — On January 20-24, 2016, Starkey Hearing Technologies, one of the world’s leading hearing technology companies, is hosting it’s third Hearing Innovation Expo at The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas. The premier event for independent hearing professionals, the Expo brings together Fortune 500 executives, world-class scientists, industry experts and global thought leaders to discuss and share ideas that can be put into action today to help create a better tomorrow. Source: Global Newswire.
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NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning & Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary Named Keynote Speakers at TigerDirect Conference

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MIAMI, Fla. — NBA Hall of Fame superstar Alonzo Mourning ABC’s Shark Tank Kevin O’Leary will be the keynote speakers for TigerDirect: Innovation IT Conference and Expo to be held at Marlin’s Park in Miami on November 6, 2015. The event will showcase the latest technology solutions for B2B companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the top technology manufacturers in the industry and participate in focused breakout sessions that show real solutions to help increase profitability. Source: PRWeb.
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Named Keynote Speaker at Gallia’s Annual Emancipation Event

BIDWELL, OH — Olympic gold medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, will be the keynote speaker for Gallia County’s 152nd Emancipation Celebration. The event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at Bob Evans Farm located at 791 Farmview Road in Bidwell, OH where Jackie is scheduled to speak from 2-3 p.m. Source: Michael Johnson, My Daily Sentinel.

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Magic Johnson Named Keynote Speaker at University of Buffalo’s Speakers Series

BUFFALO, NY. — According to BuffaloNews.comto cite sources, the 2014-15 lineup for the University at Buffalo’s Distinguished Speakers Series includes comedian John Oliver, NBA legend Magic Johnson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Rounding out the list of speakers are authors Cheryl Strayed, Wes Moore and oceanographer Robert Ballard.

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Aly Raisman Gives Motivational Speech to Aspiring Gymnasts at CL Gymnastics Center

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL. — Aly Raisman, one of the fab 5 gymnasts who brought home Olympic Gold in 2012, recently gave a motivational speech to a crowd of more than 80 aspiring gymnasts and their parents on Saturday, April 26, at Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois where she offered sound advice for their careers.

Photo shows Aly Raisman speaking in 2013 at her Hall of Fame induction

Photo shows Olympic Gold medalist, Aly Raisman, speaking in 2013 at her Hall of Fame induction


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Apolo Ohno Joins NBC as Analyst on Speedskating at 2014 Winter Olympics

Former Olympic speed skater, Apolo Ohno, will join NBC as an analyst on speedskating at the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia during the network’s coverage in February. He will also be doing features and studio commentary as well.

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Emmitt Smith Appears as Keynote Speaker at the Jimmy Rane Foundation Banquet

Former Dallas Cowboys running back and motivational speaker, Emmitt Smith, appeared as the keynote speaker on May 16 at the Jimmy Rane Banquet. The Jimmy Rane Foundation is dedicated to providing college scholarships to deserving students and strengthening their communities through education projects and grants. Emmitt Smith is a popular motivational speaker, says PFP Sports & Celebrity Talent Agency. Smith was the keynote speaker at the Jimmy Rane Foundation dinner on May 16, 2013. ... Read More