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Rodger and Jimmy Lange Talk Boxing

I enjoyed talking with middleweight boxer Jimmy Lange between halves at the JMU/George Mason basketball game last Saturday.

Since I’m from Detroit and did some boxing there, we talked about Detroit boxers. He thought Joe Louis was the best boxer to come out of the city, while I told him, pound for pound, I thought Sugar Ray Robinson was the best.

Jimmy is fighting Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes in a 10-round light middleweight boxing match at the George Mason Patriot Center on Saturday, March 12th.

Lange has a 34 wins- 4 losses- 2 draws record. He has 24 KO to his credit, the last one a dramatic 10th round knockout of Joe Wyatt this past November.

Holmes is fighting out of Indiana, and has 19 wins- 1 loss, and 10 by KO.

Announcing the Vintage Rodger Galleries

Starting immediately, we are setting up a new photo folder, entitled, “Vintage Rodger,” in the galleries.

We will start with photos of Billy and Cal Ripken from the mid 1980s and continue to publish more of my older baseball, hockey, basketball, and football photos of 1980s and 1990s stars and maybe some photos of my favorite players too, who were not always big stars all the time..

Cal’s photos will be followed by photos of Eddie Murray, Billy Ripken, Manny Ramirez, and Jim Thome, probably publishing a different player at an interval of each week.

Since the olden days, I’ve taken probably close to more than 500,000 photos.

In my collection, I have baseball stars, including::

Don Mattingly
Ricky Henderson (Stealing the Record Base in Oakland)
Pete Rose
Mike Schmidt
Barry Bonds
Steve Carlton
Jose Canseco
Mark McGuire
Nolan Ryan,
Rod Carew

I have hockey stars, including

Wayne Gretsky
Mario Lamieux
Dale Hunter
Rod Langway
Scott Stevens
Brett Hull
Gordie Howe

And a few football stars, Joe Montana, and basketball stars Charles Barkley.

The quality of the “Vintage Rodger” photos posted online are not magazine quality – editors wanting to use some of these photos in their publications are advised to let me know which ones they’re interested so I can get them a better quality scan from the negatives or slides.

Take care and hope you enjoy my old photos,
Rodger

Updates, Updates, Updates…

It has been a while since the last blog post, but we are back in the swing of things and so is baseball. First up, WSP has been updated with a new look. Hope you like it. Next are the cover shots! I have been very fortunate to have been doing some work for Sporting News and have knocked out several covers for them. Check out the newest in the post below.

With all new site designs, there might be bugs. Hopefully not, but if you find any please let me know by using the Contact Me page.