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Satchel Paige

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  • '1921: The Yankees, the Giants, & the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'

    '1921: The Yankees, the Giants,  &   the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'
    In 1970, a journeyman pitcher published a memoir with an innocuous subtitle: "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues." Written by Jim Bouton (with help from sportswriter Leonard Shecter), "Ball Four" took readers to a...
  • In honor of Marlins ballpark ground-breaking???

     
    This morning, the Marlins will make history, holding the official ceremonial ground-breaking for their loooong awaited ballpark. The ceremony is expected to be full of optimism and forward-looking, but it will also include a tinge of history: the Marlins?...
  • Jackie Robinson can't sub for Barry Bonds

    April 15, by decree of Major League Baseball, will be Jackie Robinson Day. On Sunday, a player on each big league team will be designated to wear Robinson's uniform number, 42. The Dodgers, Robinson's club in its Brooklyn incarnation, intend to go one...
  • History on display at Fanfest

     
    One of the best sports moments I've experienced came at the 2010 All-Star Game's Fanfest. There in the case in front of me was the authentic retirement jersey of Jackie Robinson. Fans of guys named Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and......
  • Claims to fame in Hampton Roads? Singer Pearl Bailey, actress Glenn Close and more

    She's from here? That's right here? They make those here? Yes, yes and yes. From Ella Fitzgerald to Williamsburg to Peace Frogs, we've got people, places and things worth talking about. PEOPLE Princess Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan...
  • 'American Idol' Results: Hello Dolly, Good-Bye...

    How did the great Satchel Paige used to say it? Don't look back, American Idol might be gaining on you? Wednesday's bloated Idol result shows just keep on sneaking deeper and deeper into the 8 p.m. hour and this week's (April 2) episode manages to start...
  • July 16: Author - Martha Ackmann Talks About Her Book, Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League

    July 16: Author - Martha Ackmann Talks About Her Book, Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League
    Curveball From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball. There was only one problem--every card was stacked against her. Curveball tells the...
  • It's A Gray Area: Tribute to a life well lived

    Recently, I received a telephone call from the daughter of Andy Blodget, a good friend of mine from San Luis Obispo. She told me that her father had died after having a heart attack the night before. This was a genuine shock, because Andy was only 52...
  • People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. Its known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • The quiet pioneer

    He was a tiny left-handed pitcher whose major league career was composed of two appearances, one in Chicago and the other in Baltimore. Most of his baseball life unfolded in the game's fringes, on minor league diamonds from Canada to Cuba. Yet Jehosie...
  • Out of the blue

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- Opening Day, like summer, comes late to this small city in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. And like summer, the annual love affair between the townspeople and the Bluefield Orioles is intense and short, just 10 weeks...