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  • Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate

    Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Bill Lachemann was on the same Dorsey High baseball team as legendary manager Sparky Anderson. He played his first professional game five years before Angels rising star Mike Trout's father was born and caught former Angels pitcher Jim Abbott's first bullpen session four years after qualifying for an AARP card.
  • Baseball's Back -- Take A Swing At These

    As the unendurable monotony of the offseason ends, celebrate baseball's return with mental calisthenics. Everyone knows it was former Atlanta Manager Dave Bristol who said, "Only trouble I ever had with chewing tobacco was that the orthodontist said my...

    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...

    Frank Robinson had deep impact on Orioles' first title team

    Frank Robinson had deep impact on Orioles' first title team
    Ask him for the highlight of his Hall of Fame career and Frank Robinson jumps on it like a high fastball. "The '66 season," he told The Baltimore Sun last month. "I couldn't have scripted the first year [with the Orioles] any better. That's winning the...

    Playoff fever absent

    One of the more thrilling nights in recent Major League Baseball history took place Wednesday night. Two wild card spots were determined in riveting contests that showcased Tampa Bay and St. Louis coming from far behind in the standings to crush Boston...