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Jackie Robinson

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  • Colossal quilt collection tells 400 years of stories

    Displays of art typically list the materials used: oil on canvas, charcoal on paper, and so on. But the art in the Orange County Regional History Center's upcoming exhibition creates powerful images in a different way — with materials ranging from...
  • Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers

    Ernie Banks' legacy secure as a uniter transcending racial barriers
    Ernie Banks didn't call me back last week. I left voice messages, e-mailed him, sent him a text. That certainly wasn't like Ernie. He missed last weekend's Cubs Convention, and I wanted to do a well-being check on my longtime friend. He always would...
  • In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy

    In a city known for being tough, Ernie Banks was pure joy
    Chicago, the great Nelson Algren wrote in "City on the Make," is an outlaw's capital, a town with hustler's blood, a town of bone-deep grudges, "a backstreet, backslum loudmouth." It's true, Chicago was, maybe still is, all that. And yet it had room for...
  • Paul Konerko's No. 14 to be retired by White Sox

    Paul Konerko was known as “the King” by many of his former teammates, and the former White Sox slugger will be treated as royalty on May 23. That’s when the Sox will honor Konerko by retiring his jersey No. 14 in a ceremony before...
  • Hey, the NFL's coming back! Wait...

    Hey, the NFL's coming back! Wait...
    So what are we going to call this new team? The LAX Rams? The Near L.A. Rams? The Almost in L.A. Rams? The 10 Miles from L.A. Rams. I guess it doesn't matter. New Jersey has two teams named New York. Rod Hersberger Santa Barbara :: While I hope...
  • Hall Of Fame, By The Numbers

    Voting There were 549 votes cast, with 412 needed for election: Randy Johnson, 534 (97.3 percent); Pedro Martinez, 500 (91.1); John Smoltz, 455 (82.9); Craig Biggio, 454 (82.7); Mike Piazza, 384 (69.9); Jeff Bagwell, 306 (55.7); Tim Raines, 302 (55.0);...
  • Test your Baseball Hall of Fame knowledge with this trivial quiz

    Test your Baseball Hall of Fame knowledge with this trivial quiz
    Will the eighth time be the charm for Tim Raines? The 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced this afternoon, and Sanford native Raines is on the ballot again. The veteran outfielder, like the others under consideration, needs to have his name...
  • Giants' Beckham in company with NY's greatest rookies

    Giants' Beckham in company with NY's greatest rookies
    The Giants' season may not be going anywhere, but Odell Beckham Jr. and his impressive rookie campaign give fans reason to be excited for the future. The wideout is averaging more than 100 receiving yards per game through his first 11 games, a feat no...
  • Chicago Magazine Chicagoans of the Year 2014: The Jackie Robinson West baseball team

    Chicago Magazine Chicagoans of the Year 2014: The Jackie Robinson West baseball team
    He felt sick. Worse than sick. “Devastated,” 12-year-old D.J. Butler recalls. His father, Darold Butler, the coach of his team, understood the pain. It had been 30 years since a squad from Jackie Robinson West, a baseball league on Chicago&...
  • Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago

    Baseball filled with interesting sights and sites, especially in Chicago
    The job of a baseball writer takes you to some interesting places, and in 2014 I was lucky enough to witness the Hall of Fame inductions of Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux, Jackie Robinson West's amazing run at the Little League World Series and Madison...
  • Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card

    Sy Berger dies at 91; father of the modern-day baseball card
    On a garbage scow off New Jersey, an executive for a powerful organization was getting rid of a costly problem. He watched in silence as a lever was pulled and box after box plunged into the dark waters: Goodbye, Mickey Mantle. Goodbye, Jackie Robinson....