Rob Nelson Profiled in a Washington Post Sports Cover Story

Rob Nelson invented Big League Chew, and his bubble has yet to burst By Dave Sheinin Read online at PORTLAND, Ore. — Rob Nelson dips a meaty thumb and a meaty forefinger into the pouch and pulls out a fat plug of shredded pink goodness. He cocks his head sideways, stuffs the teeming hunk […]

Fox Sports Provides an Oral History of Big League Chew

By Anna McDonald Jim Bouton and Rob Nelson say it was pure luck that the two of them sat in the Portland Mavericks bullpen one night in 1977 and came up with an idea: shredded bubble gum. In a pouch. What they couldn’t know, then, was that Big League Chew would eventually sell 600 million […]