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  • Maurice Chase dies at 92; 'Father Dollar Bill' gave cash to poor

    Maurice Chase dies at 92; 'Father Dollar Bill' gave cash to poor
    Nearly every Sunday morning, Thanksgiving and Christmas for almost three decades, the man they called Father Dollar Bill, Father Dollar or just D.B. for Dollar Bill showed up on a skid row sidewalk. He was a white-haired man in a red sweater and a Notre...
  • Bobby Thomson dies at 86; ballplayer who hit 'shot heard round the world'

    Bobby Thomson dies at 86; ballplayer who hit 'shot heard round the world'
    Bobby Thomson, who hit the legendary home run dubbed "the shot heard round the world" for the New York Giants and inspired perhaps the most famous broadcasting moment in baseball history, has died. He was 86. Thomson, who had been in poor health for...
  • Duke Snider dies at 84; Dodger Hall of Famer

    Duke Snider dies at 84; Dodger Hall of Famer
    Duke Snider, one of the Brooklyn Dodgers' "Boys of Summer" and among a celebrated trio of New York center fielders in the 1950s, died Sunday. He was 84. Snider died at Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, the Dodgers announced. No cause was...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Blue blood, Peter O'Malley

    Patt Morrison Asks: Blue blood, Peter O'Malley
    In 1938, after voters recalled L.A.'s crooked mayor, Frank Shaw, it's said that someone planted a sign on the City Hall lawn: "Under new management." The new ownership of the Dodgers needs no sign. The purchase, by a Chicago financial service company at a...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 19: Jim Murray

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest sports figures in L.A. history, as chosen by our readers. No. 19, Jim Murray (no first-place votes, 550 points). Jim Murray was the master of the written word in a golden era of......
  • David Freese and the most memorable Game 6's in World Series history

     
    David Freese was the hero of the St. Louis Cardinals' stunning come-from-behind victory in Game 6 of the World Series, one of the best World Series games ever. A look at some other memorable Game 6's in recent history: 1971:......
  • Villaraigosa asks baseball to pick local owner for Dodgers

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig that he strongly believes the next Dodgers owner should be from Los Angeles and should understand how the storied franchise is “deeply woven into the fabric of our great...
  • C'mon, Angelenos, let's buy the Dodgers

     
    For sale: Nice little baseball team. Good income potential. Storied history. Includes midcentury modern stadium on expansive property with ample parking. Great views. Players and other fixtures included. Needs some TLC. Price: On request. All-cash...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history No. 3: Vin Scully

     
    Vin Scully is the greatest baseball broadcaster who ever lived. The Dodgers' Vin Scully was chosen No. 3 in our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers....
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 1: Sandy Koufax

     
    Concluding our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 1, Sandy Koufax. No. 1 Sandy Koufax (320 first-place votes, 8,720 points) Considered by many the greatest left-handed......
  • Never underestimate the love for Sandy Koufax

     
    Why Sandy Koufax was a deserving choice as The Times greatest sports figure in Los Angeles history....