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  • '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,...
  • Here is the complete Stan Isaacs column of 7/23/64

     
    A couple of loyal readers were interested in reading the entire Stan Isaacs column referenced in my Sunday newspaper column. Alas, the copy exists on microfilm, not electronically, and thus cannot be linked to in the conventional manner. So I......
  • Giants Open Candlestick Park With Win

     
    April 13, 1960: Candlestick Park opened in San Francisco and The Times' Al Wolf described the stadium as "magnificent." Candlestick Park? The Giants defeated the Dodgers in the battle over getting their West Coast ballpark built although years would prove...
  • Best cities to catch a baseball game? Here’s a list

     
    Alas, the Marlins (in Miami) or the Rays (in Tampa Bay) don't rate on this list of best spots to catch a Major League Baseball game, compiled by the folks at CheapFlights.com. The Web site's Top 10 list is loaded with the usual suspects: Fenway Park in...
  • Is Kobe Bryant just like a cranky, arrogant Hollywood movie star? Or worse?

     
    With the first round of the NBA playoffs in full swing, I've found myself absorbed in the sports pages more than ever, which is what drew me the other day to a surprisingly heartfelt lament from my colleague T.J. Simers,......
  • Voices -- Jerry Clark, 1940 – 2010

     
    KTLA’s Stan Chambers, left, Times reporter Nieson Himmel, center, and Jerry Clark. Note: Jerry Clark, who died Tuesday, was a longtime newsman who ran an informal group of retirees called the “Old Farts of The Times” (or in polite company, the OFS,...
  • Question of the day: Knowing what you know now, which player would you rather have as a mid-career player: Bonds, A-Rod, Aaron or Griffey? [Updated]

     
    Reporters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic concerning four members of the 600 home run club: Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey Jr. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel......
  • San Bruno burn victim recalls explosion

     
    San Bruno resident Gayle Masunu, 59, sat in a friend's driveway on a hill above her smoldering neighborhood thinking about the home she had lost. News helicopters circled overhead, a constant reminder of the explosion. "I don't like that sound,"......
  • World Series: Willie Mays to throw out first pitch

     
    The San Francisco Giants will honor arguably the greatest player in franchise history Wednesday, when Hall of Famer Willie Mays throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers. Mays will be......