Schang should also be one of Buffalo’s best
One of the great things about the Buffalo’s Best list was the discussion it generated about athletes who were left off the list. Like Big League catcher and World Series winner Wally Schang, for instance.
Schang (1889-1963) grew up on a dairy farm in the Town of Wales and went on to a 19-year Major League Baseball career with the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and St. Louis Browns. He had a .284 lifetime batting average and played on world championship teams in 1913, 1918 and 1923. He deserves to be in the Hall of Fame and certainly on any list of greatest athletes from Western New York.
Norwood’s missed kick doesn’t define him
Scott Norwood’s famous “Wide Right” kick is a reminder that life’s success isn’t about winning football games.
To this day, he is still reminded of his missed field goal every Super Bowl and that it still haunts him. People fail at life everyday and are much worse off than just missing a kick in a football game.
Scott Norwood should be thankful that he was given an opportunity to even play professional football. Sports today is not only about winning and losing but how you pick yourself up after defeat. When you can lose with grace and honor after a defeat then you are a winner forever.
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