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  • The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books

    The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books
    Five years ago, on the eve of the 2006 baseball season, I put together a list of nine favorite baseball books — one for each inning, one for every player on the field. Such a list was not meant to be definitive (how could it be?), but since then I'...
  • Chicago White Sox fall short, 9-5, in bid for sweep over Los Angeles Angels

    Chicago White Sox fall short, 9-5, in bid for sweep over Los Angeles Angels
    Witnessing a five-run deficit in the first two innings Thursday that included a two-out throwing error, two walks and another defensive lapse drew an unflattering comparison from White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. "It was like a Little League game out...
  • Book review: 'The Last Boy' by Jane Leavy

    Book review: 'The Last Boy' by Jane Leavy
    The Last Boy Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood Jane Leavy 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...
  • The bible of baseball cards

    The bible of baseball cards
    Long ago, when children were allowed to wander from their parents' side for more than 15 minutes, I spent much of my free time accumulating baseball cards. After school, my buddy Adam Rogers and I would stroll to the candy store and buy multiple packs....
  • Want this fan's World Series tickets? Give Manny what for

    Want this fan's World Series tickets? Give Manny what for
    Anybody out there want my World Series tickets? For free? I've got two of them for Game 4, should the Dodgers make it through the playoffs, which begin with today's opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. I'm talking about some pretty good seats too....
  • Plumeri warmly reflects on decade

    Ten years ago to the day, and Joe Plumeri remembers as if it were yesterday. Sunny and brisk afternoon. Shiny new ballpark before him. Beloved alma mater around him. Father alongside him in spirit. A wonderful day that fell a couple of steps short of...
  • 'Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend,' by James S. Hirsch

    'Willie Mays: The Life, the Legend,' by James S. Hirsch
    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...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers (hardcover) for Feb. 28, 2010

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam: $24.95) The lives of a maid, a cook and a college graduate become intertwined as they change a Mississippi town. || 38 || || 2. || Point Omega by Don...
  • From 2008: '69 game still classic to Santo

    These Cubs are playing like it's 1969, and that might not be a dire predicament if they can finish the way they started. Ron Santo vividly recalls this city's exuberance when five Cubs headed to the All-Star Game at RFK Stadium in Washington on July 23,...
  • New baseball books

    New baseball books
    This year’s slew of baseball books seem to have at least one foot in the 1970s, when all but one of these writers was coming of age. Free agency and player lockouts, Astroturf and “ashtray” domes, the designated hitter and the save as...
  • Burns' 'The Tenth Inning' hits it out of the park on PBS

    Most topics can be explained in 18.5 hours, but not baseball. It's so much more than a game with a winner and loser; it's the hope, philosophy and history of a nation's spirit played out on a diamond. Persisting into the bottom of the ninth, with...