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  • Pennsylvania Boy Spends Savings on Super Bowl Ring & Returns It to Player

    Pennsylvania Boy Spends Savings on Super Bowl Ring & Returns It to Player
    A Pittsburgh-area 10-year-old took $8,500 out of his college savings account to buy William "The Refrigerator" Perry's Super Bowl XX ring and then he gave it back to Perry. With the help of his mother and a hefty college fund, Cliff Forrest Jr....
  • Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher

    Don't let the size fool you … Warwick's Ben Delgado is definitely a catcher
    At first glance, there's little about Ben Delgado that screams "catcher." He stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 170 pounds, size usually reserved for a middle infielder … or a place-kicker. Then you see him on the field. He throws out 71 percent of would-...
  • Showalter: Yankees' scheduling complaints 'disrespectful' to Flanagan

    Showalter: Yankees' scheduling complaints 'disrespectful' to Flanagan
    The remnants of Hurricane Irene are behind the Orioles and New York Yankees, but some strong feelings linger in its wake. The Yankees were not happy about the way the Orioles handled the rescheduling of Saturday's doubleheader — the games were...
  • Fond memories of HR king

    NEW YORK — Fifty years later, Sal Durante admitted he was so short, he needed to stand on his seat to catch that ball — the one hit by Roger Maris, a man whose stature just keeps growing. There was only admiration Saturday at Yankee Stadium...
  • A literary look back

    A literary look back
    Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood" By Jane Leavy Harper, $27.99 Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...
  • Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey

    Book Review: 'Stan Musial' by George Vecsey
    Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
  • Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season

    Yanks' Granderson, Teixeira Having Historic Season
    Yankee fans this season have been treated to 103 homers and the Bronx Bombers show no signs of slowing down. Remarkably, however, almost half of those round trippers have come from only two players. Outfielder Curtis Granderson and first baseman Mark...
  • Mesa Musings: Trusting New Yorkers is a sucker's bet

    "A fool and his money are soon parted," goes the old saw. Gullible describes me as a 19-year-old U.S. Army private in 1964, stationed just outside of New York City. On weekends, my buddies and I would take the New Haven Railroad from New Rochelle, N.Y.,...
  • MLB statement of Snider's passing

    MLB statement of Snider's passing
    Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement regarding the passing of Hall of Famer Duke Snider at the age of 84: "Duke Snider was a great human being, an extraordinary Hall of Fame player and an integral part of Dodger...
  • New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter chasing 3,000
    He is Mr. November, and every other month in which Major League Baseball is played. He has more hits than Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, a higher career batting average than Mickey Mantle and a higher postseason average than Joe DiMaggio. And it won't be...
  • Harman in the Hall: Former Westminster baseball coach poised for state's top honor

    Harman in the Hall: Former Westminster baseball coach poised for state's top honor
    Bryan Harman will have a quiet spring this year. But he's a busy man this winter. Last weekend, he was honored as the 2011 Maryland High School Coach of the Year by the Maryland Oldtimers Baseball Association at the Del Capri Restaurant, in Dundalk....