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  • 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...
  • The fourth outfielder

    The fourth outfielder
    Yup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its...
  • Stan Musial dies at 92; Cardinals' Hall of Fame hitter

    To generations of baseball fans, he was simply "Stan the Man." Stan Musial, a legendary slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals who came to embody one of the sport's most successful franchises, died Saturday. He was 92. Musial, who had Alzheimer's...
  • Jim Murray, March 19, 1961

     
    If any player was entitled to come into town with a chip on his shoulder it was Zeke Bratkowski. People have needed psychiatry for less symptoms of rejection. But Zeke wasn't mad at anybody. He had just been to Mass and telephoned his wife back home...
  • Bill Plaschke: Kindness backstopped Jim Thome's run to 600 homers

     
    Jim Thome: Kindness, integrity backstopped Jim Thome's run to 600 homers...
  • '42' star: Jackie Robinson pic shows we're 'evolving as a race'

     
    "42," the Jackie Robinson baseball movie starring Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, also features Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca. Directed by Brian Helgeland, it will be released at the start of next year's baseball season....
  • Chicago Cubs icon Ron Santo dead at 70

    Chicago Cubs icon Ron Santo dead at 70
    The lasting legacy of Ron Santo — aside from the 342 home runs and five Gold Glove awards, the millions he helped raise for charities and the laughter he provided with his inimitable grunts and groans during Cubs broadcasts — might be the...
  • Quintessential Santo

    Quintessential Santo
    Heel clicking: While running to the clubhouse after a thrilling walk-off win at Wrigley Field in June 1969, Santo spontaneously jumped in the air and clicked his heels together a few times. Manager Leo Durocher told Santo to "make that our victory kick,"...
  • 'Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend,' by James S. Hirsch

    'Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend,' by James S. Hirsch
    The remarkable baseball life of Willie Mays can be measured in innumerable ways. He started in the segregated Negro Leagues; when he retired in 1973 after 22 years in the major leagues, free agency was dawning. He was a bicoastal Giant who, in leading...
  • Joe Namath vs. Keith Hernandez in cameo showdown

     
    My recent blog and Facebook posts on memorable TV cameos in which jocks play themselves yielded plenty of input, including some oddball appearances I had not been aware of - or conveniently forgot for the sake of my mental......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: A player once stole home because he thought he saw the 'steal home' sign from his former manager

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: A former White Sox player stole home because he thought he saw the "steal home" sign...from his former manager! STATUS: I'm Going With False. Jimmy Dykes is one of the most colorful characters in the history of baseball......