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  • 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 honor centenarian at last

    Cubs honor centenarian at last
    Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound. The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
  • 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...
  • Oops: New mural on Wrigley Field is of Comiskey Park

    Oops: New mural on Wrigley Field is of Comiskey Park
    All the errors aren’t on the field as the Cubs celebrate the centennial season of Wrigley Field. One of the handsome new murals on the ballpark’s outside walls shows a photo labeled “Charles Lindbergh, Wrigley Field,” but the...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    The Cubs have eaten Alfonso Soriano's contract, is there a chance they'd do the same in getting rid of Edwin Jackson? And let's see what a stable lineup looks like for a couple of months, and then we know what the team really needs in the offseason -...
  • 10 years later, Bartman remains enigma

    10 years later, Bartman remains enigma
    As the 10-year anniversary of the most talked-about moment in Cubs history approaches, it turns out everyone was wrong all along. Touching the famous foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series wasn't the worst thing to happen to...
  • Decoding Thayer on Cutler

    Decoding Thayer on Cutler
    Smart man, Tom Thayer. As the Bears radio analyst, he’s football Steve Stone with the way he diagnoses plays before the snap and breaks them down later. He’s also football Ron Santo, grunting his dismay at his former team’s failure,...
  • 10 things you might not know about clout

    10 things you might not know about clout
    Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...