| Nov 28, 2012
Nothing about Marvin Miller seemed feisty or controversial at first glance; the soft-spoken economist was a smallish man with gray hair and a tidy mustache.
But as a union leader, it was Miller who took on baseball's establishment in the late 1960s,...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:53 PM
If you want to see the world and stay up late most nights, a great way to do it is to play pro baseball.
Former William and Mary standout Brendan Harris was picked up late this week by the New York Yankees' organization and sent to Triple-A after being...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:31 PM
A pair of local professional baseball players, along with Toyota of Huntington Beach, is staging the Collin Balester-Hank Conger Golf Invitational Monday at Seacliff Country Club in Huntington Beach.
Both Balester (2004) and Conger (2006) are graduates...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:19 AM
Larry Parrish, a major league all-star for Montreal and Texas, is the new manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps, the team announced Tuesday.
Parrish has all-star seasons with the Montreal Expos in 1979 and the Texas Rangers in 1987.
He comes to Grand...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Carol Szynal last heard from her ex-husband Gary Brown on Monday, in a text message about how much he was looking forward to a vacation in San Francisco.
A day later, Brown and a woman who shared a West Rogers Park apartment were found stabbed to death...
| Feb 17, 2012
Gary Carter, a Hall of Fame catcher from Fullerton who helped lift the New York Mets to a dramatic victory over the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 World Series, died Thursday in Florida. He was 57 and had brain cancer.
Nicknamed "Kid" for his grit and...
| Jul 29, 2011
Hideki Irabu, a star Japanese pitcher who struggled to achieve comparable success in the United States, was found dead Wednesday in his Rancho Palos Verdes home. He was 42.
Authorities are investigating his death "as an apparent suicide and hanging,"...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The Palm Beach Post was on hand as Hall of Famer Gary Carter, stricken with brain cancer, visited the Palm Beach Atlantic college season opener on Thursday night.
Carter, who starred as a catcher mostly with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets, was also...
| Feb 28, 2011
Duke Snider, one of the Brooklyn Dodgers' "Boys of Summer" and among a celebrated trio of New York center fielders in the 1950s, died Sunday. He was 84.
Snider died at Valle Vista Convalescent Hospital in Escondido, the Dodgers announced. No cause was...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings.
Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:54 PM
No. 22 Orioles: 9th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Mariners.
The Orioles aren't hopeless. But it's difficult to imagine how they're going to restore the luster to this once-great franchise until Peter G. Angelos takes the first...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:34 PM
“February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver. Bad news on the doorstep …” Don McLean sang those words in his classic song, “American Pie,” as he reflected on the plane-crash death of rock star Buddy Holly. Bad...