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  • Speaking of Sports

     
    I'm intrigued by the suspension of Oklahoma State University star Marcus Smart for shoving a fan in the final seconds of Saturday's game against Texas Tech. The fan, a rabid Texas Tech rooter named Jeff Orr, admits to having called......
  • Does Dr. Frank Jobe belong in the Hall of Fame?

    Three hundred and six names fill National Baseball Hall of Fame’s roster, from men who invented the box score and first put numbers on uniforms to the recently elected trio of Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas. But no owner of a bronze...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame

    Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame
    Frank Jobe batted third at Cooperstown last summer, in the annual awards ceremony on the Saturday before the induction ceremony. Paul Hagen led off, a distinguished baseball writer from Philadelphia. Shirley Cheek followed, the widow of the late Tom...
  • Hartford Kid Struck Out 25, But Never Got Chance At The Majors

    Hartford Kid Struck Out 25, But Never Got Chance At The Majors
    The Courant headline across the top of the sports section read: "Johnny Taylor, Bulkeley Ace, Gives Up One Hit And Strikes Out 25". Yes, 25. On June 2, 1933, Taylor, pitching in his final high school game, set the Connecticut record for strikeouts...
  • Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

    Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month
    Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit, open during regular library...
  • Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support

    Roberto Clemente mural will rise again after destruction sparks anger, support
    A new, bigger mural honoring baseball icon Roberto Clemente will rise again over Azalea Park's Little League after someone rolled black paint over one honoring the Puerto Rican humanitarian at a local ball field. That's what supporters, a league...
  • Outlook: Dodgers eager to build upon franchise's storied history

    Outlook: Dodgers eager to build upon franchise's storied history
    The Dodgers head into their 57th season in Los Angeles as one of the favorites to win what would be their first World Series title in more than a quarter century. Many of the components that played an integral role in the team’s National League...
  • Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant

    Jackie Robinson Had Impact On America, Baseball And Courant
    In 1997, upon the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, Major Legaue Baseball went all out. Robinson, who lived in Stamford from 1955 until his death Oct. 24, 1972, was the rookie of the year in 1947, the National League's Most...
  • Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park

    Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park
    To call the sandy-haired Terry Cannon a baseball fan is to damn with faint praise. He's a baseball obsessive. But Cannon is no Rain Man with batting averages, career wins and losses, and career RBIs rolling around in his head. He's fascinated with the...
  • Vin Scully on Cardinals mimicking Puig: 'It was like a chorus line'

    Vin Scully on Cardinals mimicking Puig: 'It was like a chorus line'
    ST. LOUIS -- Vin Scully is 85. He has called games for the Dodgers since Jackie Robinson played for them. He does not just talk about the old school. He was enrolled in it. As the story line rages about whether the Dodgers are too full of money, flair...
  • Dodgers continue push for diversity with first scheduled LGBT night

    Dodgers continue push for diversity with first scheduled LGBT night
    Here’s a new one for those forward-thinking Dodgers: They announced Friday they will host an LGBT night on Sept. 27. In their announcement they never actually explained that LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The team that...