Tagged: Michael Kleiner

Knute Rockne, college football legend

Nordmenn of American football Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American There is a statue of Knute Rockne in his hometown of Voss, the stone indicating simply “he left Norway as a small boy and became...

Sveum shadowed by more famous cousin

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American It doesn’t necessarily say much about your reputation when your bio highlights who you are related to. Or that you were mistaken for a quail while...

Viktor Hovland

Havemeyer for Hovland

New Norwegian golf legend Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Viktor Hovland has a perpetual grin. Over the last few months, he’s had plenty to smile about. In May, he and fellow Norwegian Kristoffer Ventura...

Brandon Inge

Despite uneven career, Inge loves the game

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Brandon Inge’s major-league baseball career was like a merry-go-round. He was switched from position to position. Just when he thought he was settled, the Detroit Tigers...

The Draken returns

Modern-day Viking ship visits East Coast ports Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Visitors to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo have long been fascinated by the excavated rebuilt long Oseberg and Gokstad ships, dating...

Olerud faces life’s curve balls

Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American John Olerud was the most successful of the Norwegian-American baseball players. In a 17-year career from 1989 to 2005, the left-handed first baseman played for the...

Pennsylvania’s new Norwegian Consul

Susan Satkowski helps retiring Consul Erik Torp establish 30K Challenge to help veterans Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Susan Satkowski spread the four old photographs on the table at the law firm Lavin, O’Neil,...

Si Johnson pitched well for poor teams

The Nordmenn of baseball Michael Kleiner The Norwegian American Rod Stewart’s lyrics, “Some guys have all the luck, some guys have all the pain,” could describe pitcher Silas (Si) Johnson’s MLB career. Among the...