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  • Little League team stripped of U.S. title

    Little League team stripped of U.S. title
    The 2014 U.S. Little League World Series champions, who eliminated Philadelphia's Taney Dragons along the way, have been stripped of their title. The Jackie Robinson-West team from Chicago was found to have used players from outside its geographic area...
  • Little League national title stripped from Jackie Robinson West

    Little League national title stripped from Jackie Robinson West
    Last year's Little League national champions have been stripped of their title after Little League International found that the team falsified its boundary map. Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West was found to have used players who lived outside the...
  • Bob Ford: Chicago Little Leaguers pay a heavy price

    Taney wasn't robbed. Las Vegas wasn't robbed. New Albany, Ind., West Dundee, Ill., Lansing, Ill., and Chicago Rosemoor and all the other teams beaten by Jackie Robinson West on the way to the United States championship of Little League Baseball weren't...
  • Ruling can never fully erase Jackie Robinson West's accomplishment

    Ruling can never fully erase Jackie Robinson West's accomplishment
    Little League International this morning put the bad news into the Bad News Bears story of a plucky, underdog kids’ baseball team that almost made it by stripping the Jackie Robinson West Little League team of its U.S. championship for using...
  • Official: Jackie Robinson West used bogus map to recruit ineligible players

    Official: Jackie Robinson West used bogus map to recruit ineligible players
    Officials with neighboring Little League organizations knew that Jackie Robinson West officials had gerrymandered a map to cover up for ineligible players but kept quiet because they didn't want to cause trouble, the CEO of Little League International...
  • JRW scandal hurts kids more than anyone

    JRW scandal hurts kids more than anyone
    As a journalist, I’ve had it drilled in my head to be objective when writing a story. I was wiping away tears as I wrote this column. I’ve written about murders, shootings and missing children. This was the toughest column I’ve...
  • 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);...
  • Chicago sports retailers pumped for Lester, Samardzija

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Chicago baseball fans — and retailers. This year's winter talks brought a lot of enthusiasm back to the Windy City with free-agent, left-hander Jon Lester signing with the Cubs. And on the South...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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&...