| Jun 2, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Antonio Tobias “Toby” Mendez has been making a new Cal Ripken Jr. in his studio.
Mendez’s version — in bronze — will be taller than the human version of the Iron Man shortstop and several hundred pounds heavier.
| May 1, 2012
| 1:49 AM
Babe Ruth's 1934 Yankees hat is going to auction and is expected to sell for at least $300,000, auctioneers said Monday.
The Bambino's hat was famously worn by Bombers hurler David "Boomer" Wells in the June 18, 1997 game. A devoted fan, Wells wore the...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 10:35 AM
"H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!"
So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach.
For many fans, baseball...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 4:07 PM
What's in a century? I the early 1900's America saw Babe Ruth's home-run record, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon and women's suffrage.
Audrey Whiting of Houston was alive for it all. She celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday.
"She's just so sweet...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:27 PM
It now has been nine long days since surfer dudes won the Stanley Cup, and it still does not seem real. What's next? Somebody riding a cow wins the Kentucky Derby? Pee-wee Herman becomes heavyweight boxing champion?
The triumph by the Los Angeles Kings...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:24 AM
ABERDEEN, Md. — Cal Ripken Jr.’s 74-year-old mother was found with her hands bound in the back seat of her car Wednesday after she said she was kidnapped at gunpoint a day earlier at her home outside Baltimore and driven around blindfolded...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:59 PM
The Imperial Valley lost a legendary player, coach and mentor when Alvin “Lefty” Martin died Monday morning in El Cajon.
Martin was born and raised in the Valley and his family said he couldn’t remember a time he wasn’t called...
| May 4, 2012
| 10:51 AM
1) Taft Apartments
The Taft celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and its staff plans to celebrate all year long. In its days as a hotel in the early part of the 20th Century guests like Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Babe Ruth and Lassie are...
| May 7, 2012
| 1:23 PM
Allan Lewis Purdham II, 41, of College Road, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center.
Born Feb. 19, 1971, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of Allan L. Purdham of Hagerstown and the late Carol Estelle Clemons Purdham....
| May 8, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Another big name in baseball is in the headlines decades after he was last on the mound. The surburban Boston home of Babe Ruth is up for sale.
The asking price is more than The Babe made in his entire career. The estate called The Home Plate Farm in...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:36 PM
“Eat, Spit and Be Happy.” That’s the motto of ConAgra’s David Sunflower Seeds. That also apparently is the motto of most people who sit in city park bleachers as evidenced by the abundant piles of sunflower seed shells literally...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:25 PM
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Behind a stellar offensive performance from its No. 3 hitter, Crescenta Valley Tile finds itself back in the hunt for the La Crescenta Babe Ruth Division 13-15 championship.
When Crescenta Valley needed its slugger to come...