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5 Awesome Gifts for Every Sports Fan 0

Posted on October 27, 2019 by John Harris

We are now just two months from Christmas, so time to start thinking about the best gifts for sports fans and exercise warriors. Below are five items that may be perfect for the sports enthusiast in your family.

Kool8 water bottle – I know there are lots of water bottles on the market, but the Kool8 is truly the only one you need. The sleek design, full insulation and multiple colors makes it the “must have” bottle for all workout warriors.

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    • Rusty Staub: A Man For All Ages
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      Rusty Staub

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former major league baseball player who came into the game as a teenager and stayed until he was in his 40s. In between, Rusty Staub put up a solid career that was primarily spent on expansion or rebuilding teams.

      Originally signed by the Colt .45s at age 17, he made his major league debut as a 19-year old rookie and became only the second player in the modern era to play in more than 150 games as a teenager.

      Though he hit only .224 splitting time between first base and rightfield, Staub did start building a foundation that would turn him into an All-Star by 1967 when he finished fifth in the league with a .333 batting average.

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