| Sep 7, 2009
| 8:11 PM
Derek Jeter got a standing ovation when he came on the field for his pregame wind sprints at the start of a very long day. He didn't give fans more to cheer about, failing to gain ground on Lou Gehrig.
Jeter went 0 for 8 with a walk and remained...
| Apr 11, 2010
On Sunday, Texas Stadium in Irving will be demolished by implosion. On Monday, the Minnesota Twins will christen Target Field, their new home. Meanwhile, the Cubs are tinkering with Wrigley Field, including plans to place a large Toyota sign in left-...
| 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...
| May 26, 2010
In 1930, Cuba's capital city of Havana celebrated the grand opening of the Hotel Nacional de Cuba — a luxury hotel and casino located on the Malecón that stretches over four miles along Havana's sea wall.
Over the next two decades, the hotel...
| Jun 9, 2010
In my home I have an expansive trophy case filled with a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles that I have assembled over the years.
The stash includes a large number of Mickey Mantle and Yankees items, a baseball collection, signed photos,...
| Jul 11, 2010
Bob Sheppard, whose elegant introductions of stars from Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium for more than a half century earned him the nickname "The Voice of God," died Sunday. He was 99.
The revered public address announcer died at his Long...
| Jul 21, 2010
New York, NY--July 21, 2010 New Yorkers may love or hate the New York Yankees, but one thing they can all agree on is that George Steinbrenner built the team into a world champion dynasty. WPIX and THIS TV will honor "The Boss" of baseball, the late...
| Feb 12, 2010
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...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 2:53 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Thomas Jane was born in Baltimore on this date in 1969. This birthday guy earned three Golden Globe nominations for best actor each of the three years he portrayed Ray Drecker on the series "Hung." He's also starred in films such as...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 7:16 AM
Derek Jeter is keeping his pinstripes, just like everyone expected all along.
The iconic shortstop and the New York Yankees reached a preliminary agreement Saturday on a $51 million, three-year contract with an $8 million player option for 2014, a person...