On June 15, 1988, Bull
The film had a huge impact on minor league baseball across the country. Attendance grew from 21.6 million in 1988 to a high 43.2 million in 2008 and almost 200 ballparks have been built since the film debuted.
Here are a few of the more memorable clips from the movie.
Throw it at the Bull:
Confusion at the Mound:
NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died Wednesday night after a crash in a 410 Sprint car race at the Bridgeport Speedway in
Leffler was in second place when his car flipped several times on the straightaway and hit the wall twice. The 37-year-old, nicknamed “lefTurn”, was pronounced dead shortly after 9pm.
Leffler started his career as an open-wheel racer in 1997 where he won three consecutive USAC Midget championships. In 2000, he signed with Joe Gibbs Racing for the Nationwide Series, but after his rookie season, he moved to NASCAR’s Premiere Cup series with Chip Ganassi Racing. He failed to qualify for five of 36 races during the 2001 season, so he moved to the Camping World Truck Series for two years. In 2003, he started back in Cup racing, making 10 starts with Haas CNC Racing. In 2005, he went back to Joe Gibbs Racing when they expanded to a third car, but he didn’t last the season.
From 2006-11 Leffler raced full-time in Nationwide, finishing a career-high third in points in 2007.
Jason Kidd retires just two days after Grant Hill announced his retirement, and this is not the first milestone these two NBA point guards have shared during their 19-year career.
In 1994, they were the second and third overall picks of the NBA draft, and at the end of that season, they both shared the Rookie of the Year award. During their tenure they both played for four different franchises, sharing one team in common, but not at the same time. Kidd played for
Both Hill and Kidd are leaving the game while they still have years left on their contracts. Kidd’s contract with the Knicks has two years left on it, while Hill’s contract with the Clippers has one.
There is one big difference between them during their NBA careers. Hill never reached the NBA finals, but Kidd played in three, winning the championship once.