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  • Baseball books in play

    Baseball books in play
    Ah, the sounds of spring. The crack of the bat, the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt, the ka-ching of cash registers totaling up sales of books on baseball out this season. Just as ESPN seems to lean toward the American League East for...
  • War Memorial Stadium will have a new roof, but not until after the season

    War Memorial Stadium will have a new roof, but not until after the season
    - A new roof at War Memorial Stadium will be installed during this season - An inspection discovered several flaws in the original roof - The stadium was built in 1948 and cost $206,000 You don't get to be 62 years old without needing a little work...
  • Obama date echoes MLK, Robinson

     
    Much has been made of the fact that tonight's scheduled acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama falls on the same date as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Our Baltimore Sun colleague David Steele also reminds readers...
  • Commack Bob Costas is the King of the Blurbs

     
    I wrote an item for my Friday newspaper column about (Commack) Bob Costas' prolific willingness to read sports books, then provide jacket blurbs for the authors. Click below to read a sampling from the large pile at SportsWatch / WatchDog......
  • Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

     
    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
  • Colin Powell: Racial profiling, anger, cool

     
    by Mark Silva Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, who also once served as the chief diplomat for the United States, says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have averted the famed confrontation with the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department at......
  • Plane Crash Kills 42

     
    Nov. 17, 1959: Investigators speculate on whether a bomb exploded on a National Airlines DC-7B that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 42 people. Ultimately, no cause was ever determined. ... And Gene Sherman reports on border drug traffic. Jack Smith...
  • History on display at Fanfest

     
    One of the best sports moments I've experienced came at the 2010 All-Star Game's Fanfest. There in the case in front of me was the authentic retirement jersey of Jackie Robinson. Fans of guys named Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and......
  • 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......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: A series of fortuitous events turned Harry Heilmann, an 18-year-old bookkeeper, into a baseball Hall of Famer

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: A series of fortuitous events turned an 18-year-old bookkeeper who had never played organized baseball into a Hall of Famer. STATUS: True. With the fact that both Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, two of the best baseball players......
  • A former Phils GM elected to the Hall

     
    The man who stood and cried as he handed out the 2008 World Series rings in April of 2009 to the Phillies was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee. Pat Gillick, the man behind the......