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  • Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park

    Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park
    On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history. Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
  • Touring The New Yankee Stadium

    Touring The New Yankee Stadium
    It's now the House that Steinbrenner (and New York taxpayers) Built, part coliseum and part baseball cathedral. It';s Yankee Stadium 2.0, built on the everlasting foundation of Gehrig and Ruth, Dimaggio, Mantle and Maris, Jeter and Rivera. Visitors line...
  • John J. Byrne dies at 80; insurance exec turned Geico around

    John J. Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp. led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him "the Babe Ruth of insurance," died March 7 at his home in Etna, N.H., according to Robert E. Snyder, a family spokesman. He was 80...
  • Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor

    Alex Karras, an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77. Karras died at his Los Angeles home, his...
  • Richard McWilliam dies at 59; CEO of trading card company Upper Deck

    Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59. McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
  • Remarkable Woman: Patti Vasquez

    Remarkable Woman: Patti Vasquez
    Getting paid to be funny is great work if you can get it. And comedian Patti Vasquez knows she's fortunate to be busy. "I'm in Iowa next week and then South Carolina after that," Vasquez said recently. "I mean, it took us two weeks just to coordinate...
  • For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations

    For one game, at least, Orioles can't foil Yankees fans' expectations
    Everything about the scene at Yankee Stadium reinforces the idea that the resident team is supposed to win — not just most of the time, but every night and, especially, every night in October. It's more than the 27 World Series flags on the...
  • Series Game Day: Sandoval homers three times in Giants 8-3 victory

    Series Game Day: Sandoval homers three times in Giants 8-3 victory
    SAN FRANCISCO--Pablo Sandoval was talking Tuesday, one day before the World Series began, about facing Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.  “It’s exciting because you want to be in action like this, face the best,” he said.  On...
  • Reaction to Earl Weaver's death

    Reaction to Earl Weaver's death
    Peter Angelos, Orioles managing partner "Earl Weaver stands alone as the greatest manager in the history of the Orioles organization and one of the greatest in the history of baseball. This is a sad day for everyone who knew him and for all Orioles...
  • Orioles finally get a crack at their long-time tormenters from New York

    Orioles finally get a crack at their long-time tormenters from New York
    Against anyone else, it would have seemed preposterous when the 12-year-old boy's hand reached into the field of play to change the course of the Orioles' 1996 playoff run. Against the New York Yankees? Jeffrey Maier was just another chapter in a long...
  • In search of 'Jewish Jocks'

    Mention the phrase "Jewish sports legends" and you'll probably conjure up familiar suspects: Sandy Koufax, Mark Spitz, maybe that joke from "Airplane." You're more likely to omit Sidney Franklin, a matador from Brooklyn (real last name: Frumpkin), or...