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  • Jim Thome reaches milestone, John Danks pitches White Sox past Rays

    Jim Thome reaches milestone, John Danks pitches White Sox past Rays
    While Jim Thome reached another milestone Sunday, John Danks took another step toward the dependability the White Sox have sought since he joined the starting rotation last season. Danks (2-1) extended his scoreless streak to 14 2/3 innings while...
  • Joe Crede clutch again as White Sox beat Yankees

    Joe Crede clutch again as White Sox beat Yankees
    Two rain delays and a three-run deficit weren't about to dampen the White Sox's spirits Thursday night. Joe Crede hit a single off reliever Joba Chamberlain with one out in the ninth inning to score Carlos Quentin and vault the Sox to a 7-6 victory...
  • Negro League

    Negro League
    Tonight is Major League Baseball's 80th All-Star game, and while players like Carlton Fisk and Ernie Banks made their mark in baseball through statistics, one man from Chicago made baseball history without ever breaking a single record. WGN's Larry...
  • AL wins All-Star game 4-3 in 15 innings

    AL wins All-Star game 4-3 in 15 innings
    Baseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium -- and what a long, long goodbye it was. In a game that started Tuesday night and faded well into Wednesday, Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th...
  • Chicago's Picasso sculpture

    Chicago's Picasso sculpture
    Just after noon, Mayor Richard J. Daley pulled a cord attached to 1,200 square feet of blue-green fabric, unwrapping a gift "to the people of Chicago" from an artist who had never visited--and had shown no previous interest in--the city. The artist was...
  • The 1969 Cubs

    The 1969 Cubs
    For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: `It might have been! --J ohn Greenleaf Whittier (1856). Those words were lamentably appropriate for the Chicago Cubs on this painful day, when the team's legendary futility reached a record...
  • Coliseum left a lasting impression

    To my youthful eyes, the Coliseum, with its dull gray exterior and looming presence, didn't seem to offer much in the way of enjoyment when I first saw it on a sunny, summer day in 1958. That quickly changed as my father led me up stairs that seemed to...
  • Wait, it's the Cubs' opener already?

    Wait, it's the Cubs' opener already?
    Automatic refresh version | Jump to current inning Here we go again. When last we left our North Side heroes they were putting on quite the hitting display in the NLDS and then were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks. In case you haven't heard, the...
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Illinois secures Mt. Rushmore honors from ESPN

     
    We lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
  • Joe Namath vs. Keith Hernandez in cameo showdown

     
    My recent blog and Facebook posts on memorable TV cameos in which jocks play themselves yielded plenty of input, including some oddball appearances I had not been aware of - or conveniently forgot for the sake of my mental......
  • The surprising shortstop weakness in Dodger history

     
    Please welcome this guest post by Eric Enders, author of "The Fall Classic: The Definitive History of the World Series." * * * In filling out my all-time Dodger lineup card, something occurred to me that I???d never thought about......