As a kid, Fuzzy Zoeller was a temperamental golfer, banging his club on trees and flinging them into ponds. Then his father sat him down and explained that he needed to find the fun in the game.
Fuzzy did just that, and became a better golfer. He maintained that attitude throughout his career at New Albany High School, through Edison Junior College and the University of Houston and on the PGA Tour. He isn't the greatest golfer of all time, but nobody has had more fun or related better to the fans than him.
He's winding down his career on the Champions Tour now, but gearing up his career in the vodka business. His line of premium vodka is a major marketing success. No wonder, given Fuzzy's natural marketing skills.
His story airs Sunday at 11 a.m. and Friday at 7 pm on these channels.
Cory Wade didn't take the typical path from youth league baseball to the Majors. He attended a city school, Broad Ripple -- which isn't exactly a hard-core urban school, but still ... -- and a small college, Kentucky Wesleyan, and found his way to the top.
Wade learned from his father and from watching videos of the great pitchers. He threw a couple of perfect games in high school, but still didn't attract the eye of pro scouts or college recruiters. He attended Wesleyan for three years and then became a 10th-round draft pick of the Dodgers.
He's pitched for the Dodgers and the Yankees, and for minor league teams in other organizations. He's currently with Kansas City in Spring Training, trying to hang on at the age of 30. Regardless of how it turns out, he's got a major league success story that deserves to be heard.
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