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Casey Stengel

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  • Why the GOP primary isn't like Obama vs. Clinton in '08

    Why the GOP primary isn't like Obama vs. Clinton in '08
    Republican wishful thinkers like to rationalize away the damage being inflicted on their party by the intramural mudslinging among its unimpressive field of presidential candidates. After all, they note, in 2008 Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary...
  • Hyde5: Ranking Dolphins top 20 players (No. 1 - Wake)

    Hyde5: Ranking Dolphins top 20 players (No. 1 - Wake)
    Joe Philbin has ranked players 1 through 45 off the off-season's practices. I don't have the eye or expertise to do that (and was following the Heat during these practices). But I can rank the top players from last season who are still around. I stopped...
  • Marjorie G. Gilbert, jewelry store owner

    Marjorie G. Gilbert, jewelry store owner
    Marjorie G. Gilbert, a retired certified public accountant who co-owned a Baltimore County jewelry business, died of pneumonia complications Feb. 13 at Sinai Hospital. She was 88 and lived in Owings Mills. Born Marjorie Gross in Newark, N.J., she was a...
  • Glendale house was in 'Office' star Jenna Fischer's ballpark

    Glendale house was in 'Office' star Jenna Fischer's ballpark
    The former Casey Stengel estate, built for the baseball legend in 1925, is a hit with actress Jenna Fischer. The "Office" star recently bought the Glendale property for $1.9 million. The Mediterranean-style house of about 4,600 square feet sits on close...
  • Question of the Day: Is there an age limit for hiring a baseball manager?

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss Jack McKeon's hiring by the Florida Marlins. Check back throughout the day for more responses and weigh in with a comment of your own. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times No one would think of......
  • ‘Princess Bride’ sequel? Inconceivable! says writer William Goldman

     
    NEW YORK — Twenty-five years after “The Princess Bride” first stormed theaters, director Rob Reiner, writer William Goldman and cast ......
  • The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books

    The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books
    Five years ago, on the eve of the 2006 baseball season, I put together a list of nine favorite baseball books — one for each inning, one for every player on the field. Such a list was not meant to be definitive (how could it be?), but since then I'...
  • Book review: 'Branch Rickey' by Jimmy Breslin

    Book review: 'Branch Rickey' by Jimmy Breslin
    Branch Rickey Jimmy Breslin Viking/Penguin Lives: 148 pp., $19.95 "I had a problem for a writer," Jimmy Breslin tells us in the prologue to "Branch Rickey," his impressionistic portrait of baseball's great emancipator, the man responsible for...
  • From the archives: Skowron revels in storytelling as he battles lung cancer

    From the archives: Skowron revels in storytelling as he battles lung cancer
    This story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011. The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever. Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell. Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...
  • 'Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball From Itself'

    'Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball From Itself'
    It was Bill Veeck, a true maverick among the sport's moguls, who once declared that "[B]aseball must be a great game, because the owners haven't been able to kill it." Serious fans know they've given it a pretty good try over the years, with a...
  • Series of emotions for Virginia coach Brian O'Connor

    Series of emotions for Virginia coach Brian O'Connor
    Despite his best efforts, Brian O'Connor didn't sleep a wink last Sunday night. He tossed and turned, thinking about the meeting that he'll have this weekend in Omaha, Neb. On Saturday, he'll meet LSU coach Paul Mainieri at Rosenblatt Stadium's home...