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Author: Alexander Mihalopoulos

Why Derek Jeter Shouldn’t Have Been a First Ballot Hall of Famer

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen thinking about baseball from the late 1990’s to the entirety of the 2000’s, it is difficult to not have Derek Sanderson Jeter’s name in thought. He was not only just the face of the New York Yankees, as he was put on a pedestal by both fans in the community and the league itself. Over his seemingly illustrious career, he won the 1996 Rookie Of The Year award, was named to fourteen All-Star teams, won five Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers, was the MVP of both the 2000 All-Star Game and World Series, capped by...

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The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe United States of America has two long standing constants. One being our political system — though often criticized, our republic has fared quite well compared to other nations — and the other being our sports. Legend has it that the first jersey swap happened between Aaron Burr and founding father Alexander Hamilton before their infamous duel, which resulted in the death of the New York lawyer and outspoken federalist.  But, while these events and people are mutually exclusive, what happens when an athlete joins the realm of politics? The list of athletes who have dabbled...

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