This will be Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Weekend here in the Jackson area, and Class of 2023 inductee Paul Maholm joins us to help celebrate. Maholm, one of the most decorated pitchers in Mississippi State Diamond Dog history, was a three-year ace of the State staff and then won 77 games as a Major League pitcher for five different teams, including a memorable stint in 2012-13 with the Atlanta Braves.

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Rick Cleveland, a native of Hattiesburg and resident of Jackson, has been Mississippi Today’s sports columnist since 2016. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s in journalism, Rick has worked for the Monroe (La.) News Star World, Jackson Daily News and Clarion Ledger. He was sports editor of Hattiesburg American, executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. His work as a syndicated columnist and celebrated sports writer has appeared in numerous magazines, periodicals and newspapers.
Rick has been recognized 13 times as Mississippi Sports Writer of the Year, and is recipient of multiple awards and honors for his reporting and writing.

Tyler Cleveland is a senior reporter for Scorebook Live and the co-host of Mississippi Today's Crooked Letter Sports Podcast.