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  • Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue

    Baseball fans meet for diamond dialogue
    Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore. He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he...
  • O's Weaver was pioneer of stats game

    It began with instinct, as was often the case with Earl Weaver. "It just seemed to me that some batters hit certain pitchers better than others, and maybe it would be helpful to know those numbers," Weaver said recently. The year was 1968, at the...
  • Yes, another surly Harrison Ford interview

    Yes, another surly Harrison Ford interview
    If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night. The actor...
  • Book review: 'Branch Rickey' by Jimmy Breslin

    Book review: 'Branch Rickey' by Jimmy Breslin
  • New Dodgers Ownership Off to a Lively Start

    New Dodgers Ownership Off to a Lively Start
    LOS ANGELES -- Making their first official appearance on a gray morning in a nearly empty stadium, new Dodgers owners lighted up the place Wednesday with raucous promise, defiant hope and only one certainty. Hang on to your blue, because it's going to be...
  • Baseball books in play

    Baseball books in play
    Ah, the sounds of spring. The crack of the bat, the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt, the ka-ching of cash registers totaling up sales of books on baseball out this season. Just as ESPN seems to lean toward the American League East for...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was Grover Cleveland Alexander drunk when he struck out Tony Lazzeri in Game 7 of the 1926 World Series?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: Grover Cleveland Alexander was drunk and/or asleep in the bullpen when he was called out to face Tony Lazzeri in the 7th inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Modern baseball......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: A series of fortuitous events turned Harry Heilmann, an 18-year-old bookkeeper, into a baseball Hall of Famer

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: A series of fortuitous events turned an 18-year-old bookkeeper who had never played organized baseball into a Hall of Famer. STATUS: True. With the fact that both Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, two of the best baseball players......
  • A former Phils GM elected to the Hall

     
    The man who stood and cried as he handed out the 2008 World Series rings in April of 2009 to the Phillies was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Expansion Era Committee. Pat Gillick, the man behind the......
  • The unbearable whiteness of the Oscars: The sequel

     
    A look at the Oscars diversity track record: Part II...
  • Did Babe Ruth play a role in the origin of the MLB trade deadline?

     
    BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Babe Ruth played a part in the institution of Major League Baseball's first trade deadline. As we get closer to the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline, thoughts generally turn to where players like Carlos Beltran......
  • '42' star: Jackie Robinson pic shows we're 'evolving as a race'

     
    "42," the Jackie Robinson baseball movie starring Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, also features Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca. Directed by Brian Helgeland, it will be released at the start of next year's baseball season....