| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
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...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Johns Hopkins University students scramble to sign up for a coveted spot in the acting and directing classes taught by John Astin. After all, who wouldn't want to study theatrical techniques with a famous actor?
Internationally known for his role as...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:29 PM
The beauty of baseball is that even fat guys can play it, and play it well. It's the most democratic of sports. You can be chunky, you can be roly-poly, you can be out and out blubbery and still find a place in this game.
I should know. I played it for...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 10:35 AM
"H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!"
So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach.
For many fans, baseball...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 5:55 PM
It didn't take Canadian seaman Richard Thompson long to get quite a bit of Baltimore under his shiny gold belt. Tapas at Harborplace. Shopping for sunglasses. And a beery romp with some American sailors at Power Plant Live that left him with a different...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Across from Turner Field, the home of the Braves, a parking lot sits on the old site of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The concrete outer facade of the stadium is still there, and there is brick to outline of the old field. Metal squares show where the...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 11:54 AM
June 19, 1980: Running the bases against the Oakland A's, the Orioles' John Lowenstein is drilled in the neck with the ball and collapses. Carried off on a stretcher to polite applause, he suddenly sits bolt upright, raises his arms and clenches both...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:36 AM
Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray will be inducted into the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards' Hall of Legends during the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's annual gala in September, according to a news release.
"Cal & Eddie: A Legendary Evening" will...