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Encyclopedia > Don Mattingly
Don Mattingly
First base
Born: April 20, 1961 (1961-04-20) (age 46)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 8, 1982
for the New York Yankees
Final game
October 1, 1995
for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
Batting average     .307
Hits     2153
RBI     1099
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (AL): 1984-1989
  • Major League Player of the Year (MLB): 1985
  • MVP (AL): 1985
  • Gold Glove Award (AL 1B): 1985-1989, 1991-1994
  • Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (MLB): 1993
  • Batting title (AL): 1984
  • Silver Slugger Award (AL 1B): 1985-1987
  • Led AL in Batting Average in 1984
  • Led AL in Slugging Percentage, OPS, Plate Appearances and Runs Created in 1986
  • Led AL in hits in 1984 and 1986
  • Led AL in Total Bases and Extra-Base Hits in 1985 and 1986
  • Led AL in Doubles from 1984-86
  • Led AL in RBI's and Sacrifice Flies in 1985
  • Led AL in At Bats per Strikeout in 1988
  • Holds Yankees single season record for hits (238 in 1986)
  • Holds Yankees single season record for doubles (53 in 1986)
  • N.Y. Yankees Career Leader in Sacrifice Flies (96) and Intentional Walks (136)
  • Ranks 86th on MLB Career Doubles List (442)
  • Ranks 33rd on MLB Career Sacrifice Flies List (96)
  • Ranks 53rd on MLB Career Intentional Walks List (136)

Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed "Donnie Baseball" and "The Hit Man") (born April 20, 1961) is a retired first baseman who played for the New York Yankees of the American League from 1982-1995. He is currently the bench coach for the Yankees. Image File history File links Don_Mattingly. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... 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"Donnie Baseball" is one of the most popular Yankees in the team's storied history. Despite not being a member of a World Series winning team, his popularity is comparable to that of Yankee greats like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio. Since returning for the annual Old Timer's Game, Mattingly has consistently received the loudest ovations. For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article is about the pitcher and outfielder. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Mattingly grew up in Evansville, Indiana and was one of the nation's top prospects as a high school player at Reitz Memorial High School in 1979, earning a brief write-up in Sports Illustrated magazine. However, most Major League Baseball teams avoided drafting Mattingly, expecting him to attend college before entering professional baseball. Taking a chance, the New York Yankees drafted Mattingly in the 19th round of the 1979 amateur draft and subsequently signed him. Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Country State County Vanderburgh Government  - Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel (D) Area  - City 40. ... Reitz Memorial High School (Evansville) Reitz Memorial High School is a private Catholic High school in Evansville, Indiana. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...

Contents

Personal

Mattingly married Kim Sexton on September 8, 1979. They have three sons: Taylor, Preston, and Jordon, and currently live on a horse farm in Evansville. is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Taylor was drafted in the 42nd round (1262nd overall) of the 2003 MLB draft by the New York Yankees, and played in 24 games for the Gulf Coast Yankees in the rookie league before an injury cut short his season. After sitting out all of 2004 and 2005, Taylor retired from baseball in 2005 after only 58 professional at bats. Of his eldest son, Don mentioned: "He loved the game, not the lifestyle."[1] Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ...


Preston Mattingly was chosen in the first round (31st overall) of the June 2006 MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and is currently rated as a B- prospect in John Sickels 2007 Baseball Prospect Book. Sickels noted, "Position a question but has promising tools and bloodlines." [2] MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... John Sickels (1968-) is an American baseball writer, specializing in baseballs minor leagues. ...


During the late 1980s and early 90s, Don Mattingly was owner of a restaurant in Evansville called "Mattingly's 23," after the uniform number he wore for most of his career. During his first two years (1982-1983), he wore uniform number 46.


When registering for hotel stays, Mattingly has used aliases, such as Bruce Almighty, to avoid unwanted fan attention [3]


Career

Making the majors

The sweet-swinging lefty immediately proved his worth to the Yankees franchise. In the minors, Mattingly batted .349 in 1979, .358 in 1980, and .316 in 1981. He was hitting .315 for Triple-A Columbus when he made it to the majors late in the 1982 season. Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League West Division Major League affiliation Washington Nationals (2007-Present) New York Yankees (1979-2006) Pittsburgh Pirates (1977-1978) Current uniform Name Columbus Clippers (1977-Present) Ballpark Cooper Stadium (1977-Present)(formerly known as Franklin County Stadium from 1977-1984...


Mattingly spent his official rookie season of 1983 as a part-time first baseman and outfielder, waiting for a full-time spot in the lineup to open up. He played well, hitting .283 in 279 at-bats, but with little power. The following are the baseball events of the year 1983 throughout the world. ...


Slugger Steve Balboni was the favored organizational prospect at first base, but it became apparent in 1982-83 that Balboni was too prone to striking out and that his ranging right-handed swing was less than ideal for Yankee Stadium. Mattingly quickly surpassed Balboni on the team's depth chart, and Balboni was traded to the Kansas City Royals in 1984. Steve Balboni was a professional baseball player with tremendous home run power and a tendency to strike out frequently. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ...


Mattingly became the Yankees' full-time first baseman and an MVP candidate. He hit .343 and beat out teammate Dave Winfield in a close race for the American League batting title with a 4-for-5 game on the last day of the season. Mattingly also led the league with 207 hits. He developed a power stroke, slugging a league-leading 44 doubles to go with 23 home runs. He was 2nd in the league in slugging percentage (.537) and at bats per strikeout (18.3), 4th in total bases (.324), 5th in RBIs (110), 6th in sacifice flies (9), and 10th in on base percentage (.381). He also batted .400 with runners in scoring position. The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... The term doubles as used in sports like tennis and badminton refers to games with two players on each side. ... “RBI” redirects here. ...


Playing prime

Mattingly followed up his breakout season with a spectacular 1985, winning the MVP award in the American League. He batted .324 (3rd in the league) with 35 home runs (4th), 48 doubles (1st), and 145 RBI (1st), then the most RBIs in a season by a left-handed major league batter since Ted Williams hit 159 in 1949. His 21-RBI lead in the category was the most in the American League since Al Rosen's RBI title of 1953. He led the league in sacrifice flies (15), total bases (370), and extra base hits (86), and was 2nd in the AL in hits (211) and slugging percentage (.567), 3rd in intentional walks (13) and at bats per strikeout (13.9), 6th in runs (107), and 9th in at bats per home run (18.6). He batted .354 with 2 out and runners in scoring position. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... Albert Leonard Rosen (born February 29, 1924, in Spartanburg, South Carolina), nicknamed Al and Flip, was an American major league third baseman and right-handed slugger. ...


Mattingly was also recognized in 1985 for his defense, winning his first of nine Gold Glove Awards. He was considered such an asset defensively that Yankees management allowed him to play games at second base and third base early in his career, even though he was a left-handed thrower. Mattingly appeared as a left-handed throwing second baseman for one-third of one inning, during the resumption of the George Brett "Pine Tar Incident" game in 1983. He also played three games as a left-handed throwing third baseman during a five-game series against the Seattle Mariners in 1986. This article is about the year. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ... The baseball bat used by Kansas City Royals third baseman George Brett in the Pine Tar Incident on July 24, 1983. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Mattingly did just as well in 1986, leading the league with 238 hits, 53 doubles, 388 total bases, and a .573 slugging percentage. He also batted .352 (2nd in the league), hit 31 home runs (6th) and drove in 113 runs (3rd). However, he was easily beaten in the American League MVP voting by pitcher Roger Clemens, who also won the Cy Young Award unanimously that year. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ...


In 1987, Mattingly tied Dale Long's major league record by hitting home runs in eight consecutive games (record later tied again by Ken Griffey, Jr. of Seattle in 1993), as well getting an extra base hit in 10 consecutive games. He had a record 10 home runs during his streak (Long & Griffey had 8). Also that season, he set a major league record by hitting six grand slam home runs in a season, a record matched by Travis Hafner during the 2006 season. Mattingly's grand-slams in 1987 were the only six of his career. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... Dale Long in his rookie season - Topps baseball card - 1955 Series, #127 Richard Dale Long (February 6, 1926 - January 27, 1991) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam is a home run hit with all the bases occupied, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ... Travis Lee Hafner (born June 3, 1977 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a left-handed hitting designated hitter in Major League Baseball who plays for the Cleveland Indians of the American League Central Division. ...


In June 1987, Mattingly injured his back during some clubhouse horseplay with pitcher Bob Shirley. Nevertheless, he finished with a .327 batting average, 30 home runs, and 115 RBIs, his fourth straight year with at least 110 RBIs. Between 1985 and 1987, Mattingly hit 96 home runs with just 114 strikeouts. Robert Charles Shirley (born June 25, 1954 in Cushing, Oklahoma) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1977 to 1987 for the San Diego Padres, St. ...


Though Mattingly would recover, recurrent back woes would curtail his statistics, and eventually, his career.


1988 was a decidedly off year for Mattingly, who had just 18 home runs and 88 RBI. He rebounded in 1989 to 113 RBI, but his average dipped to .303.


Career decline: 1990-1995

Mattingly's back problems flared up anew in 1990; after struggling with the bat, he had to go on the disabled list in July, only returning late in the season for an ineffective finish. His stat line-- a .256 average, 5 home runs and 42 RBI in almost 400 at-bats-- came as a shock. Mattingly underwent extensive therapy in the offseason, but his hitting ability never returned. Though he averaged .290 over his final five seasons, he became more of a slap hitter, hitting just 53 home runs over that timeframe. Mattingly's defense remained stellar, but he was not always physically able to play. The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ...


Unluckily, Mattingly made his major league debut in 1982, the year after the Yankees lost the World Series. The team did not reach the postseason in any of Mattingly's first 13 years. In 1995, Mattingly finally reached the playoffs when the Yankees won the AL wild card on the next-to-last day of the season. Their opponents were the Seattle Mariners. The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None...


In the only postseason series of his career, Mattingly batted .417 with 6 RBI and a memorable go-ahead home run in Game Two, his final game at Yankee Stadium. In the final game of the series (and of his career), Mattingly again broke a tie with a two-run double. But the New York bullpen faltered and Seattle won in the 11th inning of the decisive Game Five.


Retirement

Don Mattingly's number 23 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1997

Mattingly finished his career with 2,153 hits, 222 home runs, 1,099 RBI, and a .307 lifetime average. He had particular success against Scott McGregor, batting .500 against him with a .938 slugging percentage in 32 at bats. He is commonly cited as the best Yankee player to have never played in a World Series. His career had bad timing, as the Yankees lost the World Series the year before he broke into the big leagues and they ended up winning the World Series in the first year of Mattingly's retirement. Ironically, this World Series drought (1982-1995) was the longest in Yankees history since the Babe Ruth era. Image File history File links YankeesRetired23. ... Image File history File links YankeesRetired23. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Scott Houston McGregor (born January 18, 1954 Inglewood, California - ) was a pitcher with a 13 year career from 1976 to 1988. ...


The Yankees retired Mattingly's number 23 and dedicated his plaque for Monument Park at Yankee Stadium on August 31, 1997. The plaque calls him "A humble man of grace and dignity, a captain who led by example, proud of the pinstripe tradition and dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, a Yankee forever." The entrance to the monuments and plaques, at the end of the retired numbers display. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cooperstown consideration

[original research?] As to Mattingly's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, detractors point to his relatively short career and that all of his offensive credentials were compacted into five quality seasons between 1984 and 1989. Mattingly has never been named on more than 28% of ballots; in 2006 he was down to 12% of the ballots. (For election, a player must be listed by 75% of the voters.) Mattingly's supporters for HOF induction point to his offensive numbers and his historically exceptional Gold Glove defensive skills are comparable with his contemporary Kirby Puckett, who was a first ballot Hall-of-Famer.[4] However, Puckett's career was far more consistent than Mattingly's, his postseason performances (including World Series championships in 1987 and 1991) adding to his credentials. Mattingly's career was also similar to that of Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg, both of whom were MVPs and nine-time Gold Glove winners. However, Sandberg's numbers compared more favorably against his position, second base. First basemen with similar career offensive numbers to Mattingly, such as Will Clark and Cecil Cooper, have generated little Hall of Fame interest. Interestingly, it was Puckett who dubbed Mattingly "Donnie Baseball."[5] The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... Cecil Celester Cooper was born on December 20, 1949 in Brenham, Texas. ...

Career Hitting[6]
G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
1,785 7,003 2,153 442 20 222 1,007 1,099 14 588 444 .307 .358 .471 .829

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Post-retirement activity

Back with the Yankees

After retiring as a player, Mattingly spent seven seasons as a special instructor during Yankees' spring training in Tampa, Florida from 1997-2003.


Following the 2003 season, the Yankees named Mattingly the hitting coach. He spent three seasons in that role, receiving much praise from the Yankees organization and his players. Under Mattingly, the Yankees set an all-time franchise record with 242 home runs in 2004. The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ...


On October 26, 2006, Mattingly was promoted to being Joe Torre's bench coach, replacing Lee Mazzilli. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


As of October 18, 2007, Don Mattingly is now the running candidate for the Yankee's manager position, after Joe Torre declined a one year contract extension.


Mattingly Baseball

In 2005, Don launched his new baseball and softball equipment company, Mattingly Baseball. The company is based on the patented V-Grip baseball and softball bats. After watching his kids and their friends struggle with maintaining the proper hitting grip, Don, along with co-inventor Jim Wells, created the V-Grip as a way to ensure the proper alignment of the hands and to keep the bat out in the hitter's fingertips. A third founder, Skip Shaw, was brought in to grow the company into a meaningful player in the baseball and softball equipment marketplace. The V-Grip bats have been approved for game play by all of the major leagues and associations including Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth including Ripken Baseball, Pony League, Dixie Youth, AABC, ASA, USSSA, National Federation of High Schools and the NCAA.


Future with the Yankees

It is rumored that Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has already picked Mattingly as his choice to replace the then- manager Joe Torre, whose contract expired after the 2007 season. In fact, Michael Kay, the lead play-by-play man for the YES Network says: The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Brian Cashman is the Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the New York Yankees. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network is a New York City regional cable TV channel dedicated to broadcasting baseball games of the New York Yankees, and basketball games of the New Jersey Nets. ...

"From everything that I have heard the Yankees are absolutely blown away by how great Don Mattingly has been as the hitting coach, his work ethic and his level of preparedness. I think when Joe Torre leaves, the next manager will be Don Mattingly."[7]

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has praised Mattingly as someone who "understands what it is to be a Yankee" and said he "could possibly" become the Yankees' manager. George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio), often known as The Boss, is an American businessman and the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ...


Pop culture

Mattingly appeared in a baseball-themed episode of The Simpsons, entitled Homer at the Bat. In the episode (originally aired on February 20, 1992), team owner Mr. Burns repeatedly orders Mattingly to shave off his sideburns, even though Mattingly has no sideburns. By the end of the episode, Mattingly is kicked off of Mr. Burns' team even though by then he had only the middle third of his hair remaining. In 1991, Mattingly was removed from the Yankee lineup because he refused to cut his hair. He would not play again, Manager Stump Merrill told him, until he cut his hair. Yankee owner George Steinbrenner has a policy requiring his players to maintain well-kept head and facial hair. After Burns cuts him from the team, Mattingly says to himself, "I still like him better than Steinbrenner." Simpsons redirects here. ... Homer at the Bat is the seventeenth episode of The Simpsons third season. ... Mr. ... Sideburns (or colloquially sideboards[1] or mutton chops[2]) are patches of facial hair on the sides of a mans face, in front of the ears. ... George Michael Steinbrenner III (born July 4, 1930 in Rocky River, Ohio), often known as The Boss, is an American businessman and the principal owner of Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. ...


Mattingly has also appeared in recent Public Service Announcements airing on the Spike TV network advocating fathers spending time with their children as part of the "True Dads" campaign to encourage men to take an active role in their children's lives.[8] A public service announcement or PSA is a non-commercial advertisement—typically on U.S. or Canadian radio or television, broadcast for the public good. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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  4. ^ Puckett? Mattingly? Or both?. The Sporting News. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  5. ^ Ask Don 1996. Joseph Riccitelli, Jr. Retrieved on 2007-05-21.
  6. ^ Baseball-Reference.com.
  7. ^ "The 6th Question w/ Michael Kay", New York Post. Retrieved on 2007-05-21. 
  8. ^ SPIKE TV CELEBRATES FATHERHOOD WITH TRUE DADS NATIONAL OUTREACH CAMPAIGN, spiketv.comPDF (23.1 KiB); retrieved August 22, 2007

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