| 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...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 10:16 AM
It's not your typical mortgage down payment, or love story. A Bay Park man willing to trade his lucrative collection of sports memorabilia, for a house.
A Craigslist posting says it all. Clyde Bone wants to trade his collection, valued at about $500,000,...
| Apr 3, 2011
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella
Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28
He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 8:10 AM
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....
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2010
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
| Nov 14, 2010
| 7:56 AM
LAGUNA NIGUEL -- The bat Kirk Gibson hit his iconic home run with in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series was sold for $575,912 at an auction that wrapped up early Sunday.
Gibson's jersey from the same game went for $303,277.
The items were among the...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 11:17 AM
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was named the 2010 American League Most Valuable Player in an announcement today by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). It marks the sixth time a Texas player has been voted A.L. MVP by the BBWAA,...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 7:31 AM
Men's College Basketball-Maui Invitational, seventh place game, 1:30 p.m. (ESPNU), fifth place game, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU), third place game, 4 p.m. (ESPN2), championship game, 9 p.m. (ESPN); Preseason NIT, semifinals, Virginia Commonwealth vs....
| 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...