| Mar 23, 2011
People have been keeping scorecards at baseball games since before players wore gloves, but the popularity of keeping a scorecard seems to have faded in recent decades.
James L. Gates Jr., library director at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 3:55 PM
The late Yankees principal owner, George M. Steinbrenner will be among a group of 12 veteran committee candidates considered for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Steinbrenner, dubbed "the Boss", passed away on July 13 at age 80.
| Nov 10, 2010
| 7:14 AM
Curt Smith is an author, columnist, radio talk host, and Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Rochester. He wrote more speeches than anyone for former President George H.W. Bush. The New York Times terms his work "the high point of Bush...
| Dec 11, 2010
Dave Niehaus, the Hall of Fame broadcaster who called Seattle Mariners' games from their first season through this year, has died from a heart attack. He was 75.
A huge celebration of his life was held at Safeco Field today!
Niehaus was the voice of...
| Apr 2, 2010
"It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved"
By Fay Vincent
Simon & Schuster, 301 pages, $25.00
"It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts" is former commissioner Fay Vincent's fourth...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:31 AM
Eureka: LaVern Sarge Kary, 86, Eureka, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at the Avera Eureka Healthcare Center.
His funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Eureka, with Pastor Dianne Rood-Kiesz...
| May 10, 2011
| 5:23 PM
I am writing this letter after learning of the lack of respect that was issued to one of the best coaches and managers the Somerset Little League Program ever had.
I am speaking of John Vinzani.
I had the privilege of playing and coaching with John....
| 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 28, 2010
| 11:51 PM
The Newport Beach Bat Rays under-12 team is in Cooperstown, N.Y., where they are competing at the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament. Since Sunday, the Bat Rays have a played twice each day, compiling a record of 4-2 through...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 11:14 PM
The Newport Beach Bat Rays under-12 team returned home after playing a week in the American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament in Cooperstown, NY.
Coached by Dave Bock, Jeff Gardner, and Mike Menzia, the players and their families...