| 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...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Spending big bucks on baseball memorabilia: a record breaking bid on the earliest jersey worn by Babe Ruth.
The jersey went for $4.4 million. It's the earliest jersey known to exist worn by Ruth. It's a circa 1920 New York Yankees road model he wore in...
| May 22, 2012
| 10:11 PM
NORTHEAST GLENDALE — Sometimes miracles come about in mysterious ways.
On other occasions, they can appear to literally fall from the sky, which was the case for the Crescenta Valley Tile Babe Ruth baseball team on Tuesday evening.
Tile received a...
| Jul 20, 2012
Joe Philbin has ranked players 1 through 45 off the off-season's practices. I don't have the eye or expertise to do that (and was following the Heat during these practices). But I can rank the top players from last season who are still around. I stopped...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 11:24 PM
He was known by many and known simply as “Lefty.”
His infectious smile and positive message left a lasting impression on those that came in contact with him.
While many knew him through either baseball, church or his community service,...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 12:03 AM
Whether you ever saw him when he was a star pitcher at Central Union High, knew he played minor league baseball for the then California Angels or watched him coaching Babe Ruth or as an assistant varsity baseball coach at his alma mater, I’m sure...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:51 PM
"The Scandinavian Riviera," as some locals affectionately call it, runs along Lake Superior from Duluth to Grand Portage, Minn., hard by the Canadian border. More prosaically, it's the area along State Route 61.
My wife and I headed to Lake Superior's...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:13 PM
I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that?
Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 12:13 PM
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier recently got criticized for comments made on a radio show, but one of the great things about Spurrier is that he could not care less if you or I disagree with him. And in this case, despite what you think, he's right....