| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:21 PM
The year was 1959. I was 12 and shy to a fault. But an almost close encounter with my baseball hero, Gus Triandos, would change my life forever.
Big Gus exploded onto the Baltimore baseball landscape, and into the lives of countless youngsters like me,...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:25 AM
It thoroughly confounds the pundits that the Baltimore Orioles, separated by 15 years from their last winning season, and with a roster dominated by the young and unknown, would host the New York Yankees in a September series with first place on the line....
| Apr 28, 2012
Five-time World Series champion
Moose Skowron, 81, a five-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees and the Dodgers and one of only two players to hit three home runs in the seventh games of World Series, died Friday of...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 9:57 PM
All-Star pitcher with Angels, Yankees had blazing fastball
Ryne Duren, 81, an All-Star pitcher who joined the Los Angeles Angels during their first season and whose blazing fastball, occasional wildness and thick glasses provided the...
| May 22, 2011
This story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011.
The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever.
Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell.
Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Stridently denying allegations of an extramarital affair, Herman Cain returned to New Hampshire on Wednesday night telling supporters he was a victim of character assassination and would make a decision about whether to stay in the race within a few...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Robin Ventura? I guess this means "All in" is now "Everybody out of the Pool!" The only way this works is if Ventura gets to grow as they let the kids play as KW was quoted as saying recently. Otherwise, if they get a bench coach with managerial...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Mayors of U.S. cities want Congress to act. An economic forecast issued Wednesday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors is part of an effort to prod Congress into passing jobs-creation legislation....
| May 13, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Three-time MVP and Yankee baseball legend Yogi Berra returned to Yankee Stadium on Saturday to celebrate his 87th birthday with the newest incarnation of the team to which he devoted nearly 25 years of his career....
| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:23 PM
1. Bobby Shantz Talk about good guys. I began the day as a lifelong Curt Simmons fan and my first sports hero did not disappoint me. However, I ended the day as a fan of Shantz (pictured in the back of the limo below), who will turn 87 in September but...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column. Of all the nuggets of Richard M. Daley's wit and wisdom that veteran WLS-AM 890 political reporter Bill Cameron unearthed in a recent search of his audio vault, my favorite is this: What really makes narcotics so......