| 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 14, 2012
| 4:07 PM
What's in a century? I the early 1900's America saw Babe Ruth's home-run record, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon and women's suffrage.
Audrey Whiting of Houston was alive for it all. She celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday.
"She's just so sweet...
| 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 19, 2012
| 4:27 PM
It now has been nine long days since surfer dudes won the Stanley Cup, and it still does not seem real. What's next? Somebody riding a cow wins the Kentucky Derby? Pee-wee Herman becomes heavyweight boxing champion?
The triumph by the Los Angeles Kings...
| 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 24, 2012
| 6:16 PM
History is allegedly a thing of the past.
Many people don’t like living back there. In some cases, reliving and honoring days gone by softens the drive for future achievements.
But in other ways, it also defines those times.
The fact is,...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:25 PM
You doubt that Babe Ruth would have done it. Can't see Mike Schmidt, Hank Aaron or Bob Gibson doing it either, and definitely not Barry Bonds.
But Chase Utley acquiesced to a mascot Tuesday night in his rehab appearance with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
| 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...