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  • Tampa focal point of spring training baseball trip

    Tampa focal point of spring training baseball trip
    TAMPA, Fla. — It's as much a part of spring training as workouts and exhibition games: Visitors from the chilly Northeast, Midwest, Canada and elsewhere enjoying the sport while sitting in the Florida sun in short-sleeved shirts and Bermudas....
  • Preston Gomez dies at 86; consultant was with Angels for 27 years

    Preston Gomez dies at 86; consultant was with Angels for 27 years
    Preston Gomez, the longtime Angels scouting consultant who had been third-base coach for the Dodgers when they won the 1965 World Series, died Tuesday, nine months after being seriously injured in a freak accident at a Blythe, Calif., gas station. He...
  • White Sox Joke About Coliseum Screen

     
    Oct 4, 1959: The screen. The White Sox got their first real look at the Coliseum and were less than impressed. Puzzled might be a better description. "I wonder how a fellow ever gets the side out. I guess you gotta be a positive thinker," said Dick...
  • Sox Face Sudden Death Against Dodgers

     
    Oct. 6, 1959. Two Rembrandts, a Rubens and a Renoir are among stolen paintings recovered by Canadian authorities. The Dodgers were one win away from a World Championship, their 5-4 victory over the White Sox in front of another record Coliseum crowd...
  • Matt Weinstock, April 8, 1960

     
    “And When You Go Up to the Front Desk, the Librarian Looks at You With Her Great Big Eyes, and She….” The Fourth at State A crew of painters has been working on the sixth floor of the Hall of Justice, where the district attorney's offices are...
  • Spring training memories: Nothing but pleasant recollections of White Sox at Payne

    SARASOTA — The year is 1960. A rising pitcher in the Chicago White Sox organization pulls up to the player's parking lot at Payne Park. Gary Peters has just driven up from Miami after playing winter ball in Venezuela. He looks behind him and sees a...
  • Valley Cats place 3rd in tourney

    Bits and pieces from the local sports scene.  Baseball team impresses at tournament: The Valley Cats 12-and-under baseball team enjoyed its share of success this past season. However, the squad might have enjoyed its biggest accomplishment...