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  • The 1969 Cubs

    The 1969 Cubs
    For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: `It might have been! --J ohn Greenleaf Whittier (1856). Those words were lamentably appropriate for the Chicago Cubs on this painful day, when the team's legendary futility reached a record...
  • Lester Rodney dies at 98; Daily Worker sports editor fought segregation in major league baseball

    Lester Rodney dies at 98; Daily Worker sports editor fought segregation in major league baseball
    Lester Rodney, the sports editor and columnist for the American Communist Party newspaper the Daily Worker who crusaded to end segregation in major league baseball in the 1930s and '40s, has died. He was 98. Rodney died of age-related causes Sunday at...
  • Dusty Rhodes dies at 82; pinch-hitting hero of 1954 World Series

    Dusty Rhodes, a light-hitting, hard-drinking outfielder who was at his best on baseball's biggest stage, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 82. Rhodes, whose left-handed swing was tailor-made for the short right-...
  • Whitey Lockman dies at 82; ballplayer helped set stage for 'Shot Heard Round the World'

    Whitey Lockman, whose key hit for the New York Giants in the decisive 1951 National League playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers set the stage for teammate Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World," has died. He was 82. Lockman, of Scottsdale,...
  • '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...
  • Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jerome Holtzman dies

    Baseball Hall-of-Famer Jerome Holtzman dies
    Jerome Holtzman, who went from copy boy to Hall of Famer in a distinguished career as a Chicago sportswriter, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 81 and was affectionately known to colleagues as "the Dean," a term reflecting his stature as a...
  • Dodgers headed way off-base

    The 61st spring encampment at the former Navy base that became Dodgertown in 1948 will be the last for the Dodgers in Vero Beach, Fla., another in the chain of broken links to Brooklyn. The Dodgers -- whose pitchers and catchers report to camp Thursday...
  • 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......