| Jul 23, 2012
| 12:45 PM
In one of baseball's sweetest traditions, Stan Musial would play "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" on his harmonica for the so-called seventh-inning stretch of baseball's Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Johnny Bench has stepped in for the 91-year-old...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:25 PM
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda has been released from a New York hospital after suffering a heart attack on Monday.
Lasorda will likely stay in New York for a couple days to recuperate before heading home to Los Angeles.
| Jul 25, 2011
Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago.
Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...
| Mar 27, 2011
The phrase tugs at the heartstrings of all dedicated baseball fans. It ignites a desire to see the home nine do battle on rival turf or, at the very least, a chance to check out other stadiums and confirm what they already know ("It was OK...
| Jan 1, 2011
| 1:00 PM
"She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story"
By Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Don Tate
HarperCollins, $16.99, ages 6-9
Effa Manley was the first and only woman to be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Her category is listed as "Executive,"...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Ron Santo will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday for his accomplishments on the field.
But the Ron Santo we knew and loved in Chicago was more than a legendary third baseman. He also was a broadcaster, humanitarian, Cubs...
| Oct 22, 2010
The Last Boy
Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood
Harper: 456 pp., $27.99
As a young girl growing up in the Bronx, Jane Leavy was enthralled not only by Mickey Mantle's amazing ability — at his best, he was as great as any...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Newly re-signed pitcher Nate Bump has been added to the guest list for the upcoming Phillies Winter Banquet at De Sales University on Jan. 26. Bump has pitched the last two seasons for the IronPigs, earning a spot on the International League's mid-...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Peter O'Malley and Stanley Gold recently met to discuss whether the family of the former Dodgers owner and the family of the late Roy Disney might join forces in bidding for the Dodgers. The meeting was confirmed by a person......
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Even more proof exists as to how popular the Phillies are. On the MLB Network's first-ever game show, "Baseball IQ," which premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m., creators and producers could have picked any two teams to focus on, and they......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:26 AM
After Chauncey Billups' injury, the Internet was abuzz with talk of the "Clippers Curse." One problem. There is no Clippers Curse....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, whose single for the New York Mets in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series led to perhaps the most famous comeback in baseball history, died Thursday. He was 57. Carter was diagnosed with......