Today marks a special anniversary for the biggest stud in Madera sports history.
But before he was a stud, this phenom put Madera on the national radar.
The year was 1962. John F. Kennedy was president and the Cuban Missile Crisis was the top story. Bob Dylan, the Beatles and the Beach Boys dominated the radio dial. And the average income was $5,500.
We have had many thoroughbreds from Madera — running backs Larry Nance, Reggie Henderson and Chucky Lyons and sprinters Ronald McCree, Lionel Green and Terry Bowen — who have thrilled us and given us a sense of pride...