| Jun 3, 2012
1. Bobby Shantz Talk about good guys. I began the day as a lifelong Curt Simmons fan and my first sports hero did not disappoint me. However, I ended the day as a fan of Shantz (pictured in the back of the limo below), who will turn 87 in September but...
| Jun 23, 2012
If you're wondering just how much respect Jim Thome's teammates have for him, this just about says it all. After Thome hit a pinch-hit, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the Phillies a 7-6......
| Sep 20, 2012
Mrs. Robert Luxton gives son Robert a big kiss for good luck during Little League opening weekend....
| Oct 5, 2012
You'll hear a lot about presidential politics on Sunday morning, but CBS' “Face the Nation” plans a baseball panel to celebrate Washington's first postseason play in 79 years. The panel will feature former managers Tony La Russa of the St....
| Apr 21, 2009
First, suspend the perception that any baseball short of the major-league variety is dinner theater in Dubuque compared with Broadway.
If you're willing to make that concession, you might find the constant hustle of a college team appealing. You might...
| May 16, 2009
It slices! It dices! It pierces and pokes! It pulls stubborn flesh from bone with the flick of a wrist!
And if that doesn't get your prisoner talking, perhaps the ornate chair with its spiked seat, back and arm rests will do the trick.
| Jan 24, 2010
When I told my friends that I went antiquing last weekend, there wasn't a one of them that didn't arch an eyebrow.
They don't see antiques coming from me.
And, yes, I have been to the mammoth Renninger's Antique and Collectors Extravaganza only a...
| Jun 13, 2010
John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
| Apr 7, 2010
The place: Just west of Wrigley Field is a yellow one-story shack from the late 19th century that appears to be slanting into the pages of history. Named after the Beatles song, Yesterday welcomes with the sign “Where the Past Meets the Present.&...
| Oct 22, 2010
The Last Boy
Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
Harper: 456 pp., $27.99
As a young girl growing up in the Bronx, Jane Leavy was enthralled not only by Mickey Mantle's amazing ability — at his best, he was as great as any...
| Jun 26, 2009
CLEVELAND — One is the King, a reigning MVP who at age 24 needs only a championship to complete his résumé. The other is a larger-than-life personality who may be past the prime of his career but remains an undeniable force and hungers for a fifth...