Yogi Berra - Following Monday's disclosure by Jason Collins of the NBA that he is gay, Berra threw his support behind Collins. "Respect the game, respect others -- that's what I always learned in sports," Berra said in a statement released by the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. which is collaborating with Athlete Ally. Click through to Athlete Ally - A resource to encourage athletes, coaches, parents, and fans to respect all individuals involved in sports.
Joe DiMaggio made his professional debut on October 1, 1932. From May 27 to July 25, 1933, he hit safely in 61 consecutive games, a PCL-record. "Baseball didn't really get into my blood until I knocked off that hitting streak," he said. "Getting a daily hit became more important to me than eating, drinking or sleeping."