Dick Butkus- Alan Page- Leroy Butler

Dick Butkus- Alan Page- Leroy Butler
Dick Butkus NFL Hall Of Famer Dick Butkus is a former linebacker for the Chicago Bears. He was a previous guest on our AM 1050 WLIP radio show. Alan Page Alan Page was a former NFL Hall of Famer for the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s as a defensive tackle. He later retired, seeking a legal career. Alan was also a previous guest of ours on the radio show. Leroy Butler Leroy spent his entire career as a strong safety football player for the Green Bay Packers. He was previously on Happenings Q&A radio as a guest speaker. More

Dick Bosman

Dick Bosman
Athlete Birthplace: Kenosha, WI and Pinellas County, FL You Know Him As: Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics. Dick Bosman holds a distinction that no man in history may ever equal: He’s the only man from Kenosha to ever throw a no-hitter in a Major League Baseball game. Bosman did the deed on July 19, 1974, as a member of the Cleveland Indians. In that once-in-a-lifetime performance, Bosman no-hit the eventual World Series champion Oakland A’s in a 4-0 Indians victory. Unfortunately, he had nobody to blame but himself for missing out on a rare perfect game, committing a throwing error in the fourth inning that put the only A’s runner on base. Nonetheless, his no-hitter against a lineup that included Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando was a spectacular accomplishment. Bosman was born in Kenosha on Feb. 17, 1944, and was known throughout his... More

Alan Ameche

Alan Ameche
Football Player Birthplace: Kenosha, WI You Know Him As: Winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1954;played for Baltimore Colts until 1960. Did You Know?: As a youth, Alan won the light heavyweight Golden Gloves novice boxing championship of Kenosha by default; all of his rivals dropped out after learning Ameche had entered the tournament. It’s one of the most famous pictures in NFL history. A man crashing into the end zone past a defender, a classic black-and-white photo of the ending to what’s known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played.” In the background is Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas, one of the most iconic figures the NFL has ever known. But the man crashing into the end zone with the ball? Well, he’s from Kenosha. It’s Alan Ameche, certainly the best football player Kenosha has ever produced and arguably the best athlete overall. He scored what remains one of the... More

Nick Van Exel

Nick Van Exel
Basketball Player Hometown: Kenosha, WI You Know Him From: NBA’s LA Lakers, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks Nick Van Exel Biography by Mike Johnson Perhaps NBC broadcaster Bob Costas described the early days of Nick Van Exel’s NBA career the best: “It seemed like there was always some problem, something that he was upset about.” Costas said these words in 1998, when Van Exel was sent from the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA’s penthouse suite, to the Denver Nuggets, the NBA’s dumpster. The main reason for L.A.’s trade? Van Exel’s attitude. Van Exel didn’t exactly give off the best impression his first few years, and he often butted heads with coaches. He and then-Lakers head coach Del Harris weren’t friends, and they had a well-publicized rocky relationship. Van Exel was also the culprit in one of the NBA’s most infamous incidents, shoving referee Ron Garretson into a scorer’s table during... More
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