Your 2019 Hall of Fame inductees:
Roy Halladay: One of most elite pitchers during the decades he pitched in. Achieving 2 Cy Young Awards with the Phillies and the Blue Jays. Along with a perfect game against the Marlins in May of 2010 and then in NLDS he threw a no hitter against the reds. Roy Halladay sadly passed away in November of 2017 and now his name will forever be enshrined in Cooperstown.
Mariano Rivera: The greatest closer to play the sport of baseball, Rivera holds the record for the most saves in baseball and was one of the best playoff pitchers in baseball, having a .70 era through 140 innings pitched. Rivera was a part of the Yankees Dynasty that included greats like Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettite. Rivera also became the first player to be selected unanimously into the Hall of Fame and was an obvious first ball Hall of Famer.
Edgar Martinez: A Seattle Mariner legend and is one of the few designated hitters to be selected to the Hall of Fame. Martinez finished with a career batting average of .314 and finished third in most home runs for a DH. A truly iconic franchise player.
Mike Mussina: A truly underrated pitcher of his time, Mussina was dominant throughout his career, but never achieved a 20 win season until his last season. Mussina played with the Yankees and the Orioles throughout his career. He finished with 270 wins and a 3.68 career era. Another truly deserving player.
All these players had to overcome such great odds most notably Roy Halladay was once sent down to class A and had an ERA of 10.65 but after fixing his pitching mehanics he became dominant and Mariano Rivera was a try out who suffered shoulder injuries and didn’t record a save until he was 26. These men overcame great odds and now they end up in Cooperstown with other greats. -
What a week! The 2019 Geico US Figure Skating Nationals was such a great experience! Getting my first National Medal and skating a clean short was so awesome! I’m so pumped for next season and thanks so much to everyone who supported me for this one!
Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim will return to the U.S. Figure Skating Championships this week as the reigning pairs champions after a tumultuous season.
The husband-wife duo, who finished in 15th place at both the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 and the world championships last year, have moved around the world as they made multiple coaching changes in 2018. “It’s been a crazy season for us, on and off the ice, but we knew going into this season that this was going to be a building year for us to make the big change and get everything lined up for the next three years,” Knierim said.
The pair split from longtime coach Dalilah Sappenfield at the end of the 2018 season, and opted to work with five-time German Olympian Aljona Savchenko, who took on coaching after winning an elusive Olympic gold medal in PyeongChang. Scimeca-Knierim and Knierim also changed their training locations to Oberstdorf, Germany, and Chicago.
At Skate America in October, the pair announced another change: they were no longer working with Savchenko. Skaters usually only change coaches at the end of the season, and they rarely compete without coaches at an event. The pair finished in fourth at Skate America as they looked for a new coach.
Want to learn to curl like the pros? Looking for breaking news, videos, Olympic and Paralympic team bios all at your fingertips? Download the Team USA app today. “It’s quite simple. It just didn’t work out,” Scimeca-Knierim said on a conference call with reporters earlier this month. “Chris and I knew when we decided to part ways that there would be no regrets leaving there because we took everything we could. We felt like if we had stayed, there would be more of a downward slope. We felt like we needed to save ourselves, which is why we switched so quickly.” After checking in with mentors, they reached out to Jenni Meno and Todd Sand, who are married and also competed in two Olympics together as pair for Team USA. Since Scimeca-Knierim and Knierim have been married since 2016, Meno and Sand understand their unique dynamic.
This past weekend the WMU Cheer Team went to Florida to Compete for National! They had a strong semis they seated 3rd out of 12 they made finals but unfortunately had two falls in finals so well they ended 9th in the nation! Overall it was a very successful day. Special thanks to @graceelisabeth21 for letting me know!
We had so much fun bringing this routine back with a new generation of dancers for nationals! They are now National Champions after taking out 1st place in the pre-teen large group Broadway category! Choreography by @missninasea
Comment below if you think we should post the whole video on our YouTube channel..💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
You don’t know how much love, Trust and fun you have in/ with someone until it’s over. I’m so thankful for each and every person in these pictures because they pushed, encourage and welcome me back with open arms. Family ❤️ IPS #nationals#uca#nationals2019#cheer