| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:06 PM
Outfielder L.J. Hoes is expected to be announced Tuesday as this year's winner of the Brooks Robinson Award for the best season by an Orioles minor league hitter.
He won't be winning it alone, though, not in his mind anyway.
"I really played this...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Once upon a time in baseball, it was easy to enjoy greatness.
Today, in the shadow of performance-enhancing drugs (known as PEDs), enjoying the players who stack up awe-inspiring numbers just ain't easy. Players, rightly or wrongly, are under the...
| Nov 4, 2011
Matty Alou, the middle brother in one of baseball's greatest playing families and a slap hitter who won the National League batting title in 1966, died Thursday in the Dominican Republic. He was 72.
His former team in the Dominican, Leones del Escogido,...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 1:13 PM
He was a man in motion — the beautifully controlled fury of a great athlete.
How, though, to convey that energy and grit and grace on the flat page of a graphic novel? How to suggest the up-and-at-'em vigor of a Roberto Clemente in a venue that...
| Sep 15, 2012
Monique Meloche grew up immersed in the art of the deal, via her car-salesman father in Toronto.
But she didn't intend to combine art with commerce when she graduated with an art history degree from the University of Michigan, then a master's from the...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:57 PM
David Maraniss, a longtime journalist with The Washington Post, wrote “First In His Class,” a seminal biography of former President Bill Clinton, after winning the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting for his newspaper stories on Clinton....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:21 PM
Closer Jim Johnson has been named the Orioles' nominee for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a player "who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community...
| Oct 26, 2010
| 4:32 PM
There is nothing special about saying the Texas Rangers emphasize fundamentals. But the way Texas Manager Ron Washington put it, you might think the Rangers embrace them with, well, religious fervor. "I grew up being a fundamentalist," Washington said,...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Writers from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Paul Doyle, Hartford Courant For the 2010 holiday season, the most generous......
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:24 PM
He may be recovering from Tommy John surgery, but former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer found himself a new job. Moyer, who has pitched 24 years in the big leagues, has joined ESPN as a Baseball Tonight analyst. He will make......
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Jay Shapiro, a Parkland High School graduate now living in Manhattan, directed a film, “Opposite Field,” about the plight of a Little League team in Uganda. The 29-year-old spent three years on the project, including living in the African...