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  • Andino, Orioles not stopping to look back at last year's walk-off finale

    Andino, Orioles not stopping to look back at last year's walk-off finale
    Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend. It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...
  • Gay Talese talks with David L. Ulin

     
    In this Sunday’s Arts & Books, book critic David L. Ulin talks to Gay Talese about "The Silent Season of a Hero,"a new collection of his writings on sports. Talese has long been one of our most interesting journalists, the......
  • Orlando Magic and NBA News: Monday, Oct. 25

     
    The consensus around the NBA seems to view contraction as a last-ditch resort in next summer's labor negotiations. The NBA is looking to cut costs, and with the labor agreement ending after this season, all options are being explored. Not many want to...
  • Sold! Kirk Gibson's home run bat gets $575,912 at auction

     
    PIECE OF HISTORY SOLD TO HIGHEST BIDDER: The bat Kirk Gibson used to hit his legendary home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series was sold for $575,912 at an auction that wrapped up early Sunday, according to......
  • Brooks Robinson immortalized with Baltimore statue

    Brooks Robinson immortalized with Baltimore statue
    One of this town’s all-time sports greats joined Babe Ruth and Johnny Unitas today as athletes immortalized with statues in Baltimore. And with the grace that made him perhaps the best defensive third baseman in the history of baseball, former...
  • Question of the day: Would Marvin Miller or George Steinbrenner have been a better choice than Pat Gillick for the baseball Hall of Fame? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Please check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Juan C. Rodriguez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Neither Marvin Miller nor George......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk when he struck out Tony Lazzeri in Game 7 of the 1926 World Series?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Grover Cleveland Alexander was drunk and/or asleep in the bullpen when he was called out to face Tony Lazzeri in the 7th inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Modern baseball......
  • Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew has esophageal cancer

     
    Hall of Fame slugger Harmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. The 74-year-old Killebrew released a statement through the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, saying he expects to make a full recovery from the "very serious" condition. "With...
  • Media uproar: ESPN news editor enters Baseball Hall of Shame

     
    I know this is the time of year when all the wacky Oscar pundits start getting a little overcaffeinated, arguing over whether "True Grit" really deserves to be a best picture front-runner or how the academy has once again schlooped......
  • Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven elected to baseball Hall of Fame

     
    Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven were chosen to the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, in an election in which voters again rejected candidates closely identified with baseball's steroid era. Alomar got 523 votes and Blyleven 463, with 436 of......
  • And the number is....

     
    Cliff Lee wore No. 34 when he was with the Phillies for the second half of the 2009 season. But when the Phillies traded him away and acquired Roy Halladay after the 2009 season ended, the right-hander took 34. So,......