Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Cheers, Then and Now

How It All Began

How It All Began

Ted Danson played the character of Sam Malone, a former baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. Sam lost out on his ball career due to an alcohol problem. So, ironically, Sam is now bartender of a local bar called Cheers. Sam actually was a former owner of the bar. The show almost didn’t make it through Season 1. Read on for the whole story.