| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:45 PM
In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Ron Santo will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday for his accomplishments on the field.
But the Ron Santo we knew and loved in Chicago was more than a legendary third baseman. He also was a broadcaster, humanitarian, Cubs...
| Jan 12, 2013
Art Modell, the owner who brought the Ravens to Baltimore, and Jonathan Ogden, the team's first draft pick, were among 15 modern-era finalists announced Friday for the 2013 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The announcement, which came four months...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Florida junior Nolan Fontana was among 25 players in the running for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award when the list was released on Tuesday. The Winter Garden native has started 56 games for the Gators (41-16) and is hitting .280 with a...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Stan Sutphen's passing on Saturday is another blow to local sports fans who remember a glorious era of high school basketball around here when we had larger-than-life-characters on the coaching sidelines -- people like Milo Sewards, Dick Schmidt, Dick...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:24 PM
My friend Daryl and I got to talking at Tuesday night's IronPigs game about Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine, which recently had its 75th anniversary. We do this kind of stuff a lot during the games. We also......
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:26 PM
I'm several weeks away from entering my own Hall of Fame season, where I begin accepting nominations to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters. I've never had a year in which no one was inducted. Then......
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
History, it has been said, is written by the winners.
But sometimes, writers write history, and I’m hoping those with Hall of Fame ballots do that today.
When the names of the newest inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, I hope...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Oct. 16, 1983: The Orioles win their third and most recent World Series as Scott McGregor pitches a five-hitter to beat the Phillies, 5-0, in Game 5 in Philadelphia. First baseman Eddie Murray ends a slump by hitting two home runs. Catcher Rick Dempsey, a...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:01 AM
Former White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk has been charged with DUI after police in New Lenox said they found him passed out in a pickup truck in a farm field.
Fisk, 64, was at the wheel with the engine running when police arrived around 7:25 p.m. Monday,...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:28 PM
I thought we’d heard the last of Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann, but they’ve risen from obscurity to meddle in the Republican race for the Florida U.S. Senate seat. This may be the last place in America where they still have some clout....