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Ernie Banks

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  • A baseball season's long-ago memories, not soon forgotten [Column]

    A baseball season's long-ago memories, not soon forgotten [Column]
    How do you like your baseball stories? How about on-field tension of the big game: The first batter stroked a clean single up the middle, and a bad hopped grounder hit the second baseman in the shoulder, putting the first two runners on. The next...
  • An Ernie Banks season [Commentary]

    The dawn of the baseball season is an existential moment. For big market teams with owners willing to pay for marquee players, and general managers who build playoff-bound teams, it is a time of great anticipation. It's also a time of hope, albeit dim,...
  • Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken

    Thoughts and observations on Dom Chiti, the Platinum Glove, Manny and Brooks, Ripken
    In conducting the Orioles' search for a new bullpen coach, manager Buck Showalter made it clear that new pitching coach Dave Wallace would play a big role in making the hire. Showalter said he saw the bullpen coach as an assistant pitching coach, and...
  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
  • Baltimore Redbirds help League of Dreams baseball players enjoy day of fun

    Baltimore Redbirds help League of Dreams baseball players enjoy day of fun
    Hall of Fame baseball player Ernie Banks coined the phrase, “It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame...Let’s play two!” because of his passion and love of the game. The Baltimore Redbirds did just that on Saturday, July 20, but the...
  • Recollections of a 'Midsummer Classic' 50 years later

    Recollections of a 'Midsummer Classic' 50 years later
    It's Major League All-Star Week, so I thought I would take the opportunity to reminisce about the only All-Star Game I personally attended. It occurred 50 years ago this week on July 10, 1962, at what was then known as D.C. Stadium in Washington. These...
  • Yea for York

    He still remembers the first professional uniform he ever wore. He was 18 years old, fresh off the bus from Arkansas. The jersey said White Roses across the chest. In his first pro game, the public address announcer in York, Pa., announced the team's...
  • Take a break from shoveling and check your quiz score

    IN CASE YOU missed it - and chances of that are pretty good - I promised to produce answers today to the Winter Day Quiz, presented in this space Monday as a public service to snowbound readers of The Sun. Some of you might have found the quiz through...
  • Chicago ties bind the mayor of Cooperstown

    Chicago ties bind the mayor of Cooperstown
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Several years ago, Karen Katz walked into her son's parent-teacher day at his preschool in Lincolnshire expecting to have a conversation about 4-year-old Joey. But when Katz introduced herself as Joey's mom, she got a...
  • Angels outlast Mariners in 16 innings for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Fix: Navarro was credited with a pinch-hit double, not a single, in 16th inning. Angels outlast Mariners in 16 innings for sixth straight win ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Two hours after...
  • Sighting: Bulls' Jimmy Butler attends country music festival

    Sighting: Bulls' Jimmy Butler attends country music festival
    Jimmy Butler’s Taylor Swift sing along in the Bulls locker room earlier this year makes a little more sense now. The Bulls guard was on hand Friday for the country music festival, Windy City Smokeout, at Grand Avenue and the Chicago River. Ex-Bear...
  • MLB, Part II: Trade Deadline, Postseason Awards And Much More

    Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline. But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs president Theo Epstein...