Must See TV: The Colbert Report, March 7, 2013

Tonight’s guest on The Colbert Report will be one of my heroes, John Sexton, who will discuss the connection between baseball and spirituality.

2012 New York University CommencementNYU holds a special place in my heart because not only was I a consultant to the Law School, when Sexton was Dean, and consultant to the University when Sexton was President (working with the beyond great Debra LaMorte), but I hold my graduate degree from NYU, and my daughter Jen is currently a sophomore there.

Sexton is the author of “Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game” which he uniquely qualified to write since he holds a Ph.D. in the history of American religion from Fordham University and has a Jackie Robinson jersey hanging in his office.

The 13 NYU Violets who became Major Leaguers

Rk Yrs From To ASG
1 Joe Bennett 1 1923 1923 0
2 Ralph Branca 12 1944 1956 3
3 Al Campanis 1 1943 1943 0
4 Kiddo Davis 8 1926 1938 0
5 Pop Foster 4 1898 1901 0
6 Doc Leitner 1 1887 1887 0
7 Sam Mele 10 1947 1956 0
8 Bill Oster 1 1954 1954 0
9 Walter Signer 2 1943 1945 0
10 John Simmons 1 1949 1949 0
11 Ron Swoboda 9 1965 1973 0
12 George Townsend 4 1887 1891 0
13 Eddie Yost 18 1944 1962 1
School Totals 72 1887 1973 4
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/7/2013.