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  • Commemorative Griffey Baseball On Sale

    Seattle - Some say he was born to be in the baseball Hall of Fame.  After all, The Kid as Ken Griffey, Jr. was once called, shares the same birthday and birthplace as Hall of Famer Stan Musial, both born on November 21 in the town of Donora, Pennsylvania....
  • ‘Ben-Hur’ Premieres in Benefit for USC

     
    Nov. 25, 1959: Los Angeles' population reaches 2.4 million. Parents pose with newly adopted children in a program of the Adoption Institute. “Ben-Hur” premieres as a benefit for USC. Gore Vidal worked on the script for “Ben-Hur?” William Wyler,...
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Dec. 4, 1959

     
    Touhy, Jake Factor, J. Edgar Hoover. Et Al. Roger (The Terrible) Touhy, prohibition era gangland boss who was released from Illinois State Penitentiary last week, is remembered most for his kidnapping of John (Jake the Barber) Factor. That crime earned...
  • RoCK sips a little bourbon

     
    Guest poster Robert of Cross Keys leads a most interesting life. I wonder what he does for his real job? Here's RoCK's Free Market Friday. EL Last week I was at the Chapeze House in Bardstown, Ky. for a bourbon tasting......
  • Wednesday's TV Talk Shows: Willie Mays is Jon Stewart's guest on 'The Daily Show'

     
    The Early Show Author Stephen Perrine. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper; Jessica Biel; Jennifer Garner; Eric Dane. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Regis and......
  • The definitive biography of Willie Mays

     
    Willie Mays remains one of baseball's best all-around players. His major league stats include 660 homers, 3,283 hits and 338 stolen bases. He helped the New York Giants win the 1954 World Series. But as straightforward as his playing on......
  • Dodgers Looking for a Third Baseman

     
    Willie Davis works on bunting at Vero Beach. March 5, 1970: The Dodgers couldn't decide on a third baseman, not a new problem for the franchise. The Times' Ross Newhan noted that the Dodgers had used 38 players at third since moving to California and...
  • 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,...