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  • Ernie Banks' death: 'Like hearing there is not gonna be a summer'

     Ernie Banks' death: 'Like hearing there is not gonna be a summer'
    The death Friday of Ernie Banks, remembered for bringing so much joy to his work, left those who grew up watching him play feeling a little bit older, and made sunshine and baseball seem that much farther away. "Someone said today that hearing Ernie...
  • Baseball card pioneer dies at 91

     Baseball card pioneer dies at 91
    He was known as the father of the modern-day baseball card. For a nickel, beginning in the 1950s, Sy Berger gave legions of baseball fans a pack of trading cards, a piece of chewing gum and a lifetime of nostalgia. Berger died early Sunday of natural...
  • Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed

    Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed
    On Sept. 24, 1969, Chicago hosted a double-header of tragicomedy, the kind of spectacles in which you didn't know whether to laugh or cry. One ended that day: a Cubs pennant run that, only two weeks earlier, looked likely to bring a World Series to...
  • Minnie Minoso not voted into Hall of Fame on Golden Era ballot

    Minnie Minoso not voted into Hall of Fame on Golden Era ballot
    SAN DIEGO -- Former Chicago White Sox slugger Dick Allen fell one vote shy Monday on the Golden Era ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Golden Era Committee pitched a shutout, electing none of the 10 candidates, including former Sox outfielder...
  • Helping readers is the name of my game

    Helping readers is the name of my game
    More than anything else, I hope my columns help families, as most pets are considered members of the family. During 2014, I was proud to elevate several topics to a public platform. --Journalist Julia Szabo spoke with me about her book, "Medicine Dog:...
  • Maury Wills, Gil Hodges among 10 'Golden Era' Hall of Fame nominees

    Maury Wills, Gil Hodges among 10 'Golden Era' Hall of Fame nominees
    There is no golden rule when it comes to making baseball’s Hall of Fame. Just lots of opinions and complaints, regardless of how the voting process turns out. In baseball, though, sentiments over who should be allowed into Cooperstown do not...
  • Saying goodbye to the Wrigley Field Bleachers

    Saying goodbye to the Wrigley Field Bleachers
    In a quiet announcement from Wrigleyville, it was reported the Wrigley Field Bleachers have died at the age of 77. No cause of death was given, but it is believed The Bleachers died from complications of chronically poor Cubs performance. Though they...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    A Chicago Flashback photo caption Sunday misidentified the Cubs player watching the black cat during a Sept. 9, 1969, Cubs-Mets game. He was third baseman Ron Santo. In the weather page for Sept. 14, a diagram tracking the position of the sun over...
  • Cubs-WGN radio partnership ends with season finale Sunday

    Cubs-WGN radio partnership ends with season finale Sunday
    Nothing lasts forever, but the idea of the Cubs leaving WGN-AM 720 seemed as unlikely Ernie Banks suddenly proclaiming that the Cardinals are his favorite team. WGN and Cubs baseball have been such a fixture in fans' daily lives that only first names...
  • Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax head all-time All-Star team

    Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax head all-time All-Star team
    All day Tuesday, Times readers were asked to vote in a series of polls to select the greatest players at each position in baseball history. Readers were able to vote for three people at each position (except right-handed starter, where the limit was five)...
  • Diabetic alert dogs poised to save lives, thanks to special pooch named Joker

    Diabetic alert dogs poised to save lives, thanks to special pooch named Joker
    "Obviously, the person who has diabetes is affected, but so is the entire family," says Vicki Santo. Her husband, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Ron Santo, played major league baseball (1960-1974) with diabetes, and suffered consequences of the...