Celebrity List Announcements for our April 4, 2019 Show
Ray Guy is a punter inducted into the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame. His career began in 1972 when he was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft to the Oakland/LA Raders where he stayed for the duration of his career.
Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Andre "The Hawk" Dawson is best known for his run with the Chicago Cubs. He also played with the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, and Florida Marlins during his 20-year career.
Tom Matte of Baltimore Colts fame joins York Sports Night. HIs 12-year span with the Colts preceded two Super Bowls in 1969 and 1971. This Ohio State All-American, normally a running back, filled in as Quarterback for the Colts.
An American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001. He is a four-weight world champion, having won titles at lightweight, light welterweight, welterweight, and light middleweight; the undisputed lightweight title; and the lineal lightweight and welterweight titles. Whitaker was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. From 1993 to 1997, The Ring ranked him as the best active boxer in the world, pound for pound. In 2006, Whitaker was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility. Whitaker also had an extensive amateur boxing career, having started at the age of nine. He had 214 amateur fights, winning 201, 91 of them by knockouts, though he says that he has had up to 500 amateur fights. He lost to two-time Olympic Gold medalist Ángel Herrera Vera at the final of the World Championships 1982 but beat him four other times, notably in the final of the Pan American Games 1983 in Caracas. He crowned his amateur career with an Olympic Gold Medal in 1984.