| 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...
| May 5, 2010
Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully, died Tuesday. He was 92.
Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had...
| May 26, 2010
| 7:53 PM
- A new roof at War Memorial Stadium will be installed during this season
- An inspection discovered several flaws in the original roof
- The stadium was built in 1948 and cost $206,000
You don't get to be 62 years old without needing a little work...
| Apr 3, 2011
Viking/Penguin Lives: 148 pp., $19.95
"I had a problem for a writer," Jimmy Breslin tells us in the prologue to "Branch Rickey," his impressionistic portrait of baseball's great emancipator, the man responsible for...
| Apr 10, 2011
| 1:31 AM
1925: The novel ''The Great Gatsby,'' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published.
1947: Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey purchased the contract of Jackie Robinson from the Montreal Royals.
1957: Egypt reopened the Suez Canal to all shipping...
| Aug 17, 2010
Joe L. Brown
General manager reshaped Pirates
Joe L. Brown, 91, the general manager whose shrewd trading and expert rebuilding of the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system resulted in two World Series championships, died Sunday in Albuquerque after an extended...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Women's College Basketball-Michigan at Purdue, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Penn State at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Idaho at Nevada, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
Men's College Basketball-Xavier at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Villanova at...
| Mar 6, 2011
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...
| Aug 22, 2011
"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, got the economy moving again. … But over the last six months, we've had a run of bad luck."
President Barack Obama, Aug. 15
WASHINGTON — A troubled nation wonders: How did we get mired in...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:17 AM
If Theo Epstein is Tom Ricketts’ top choice as Cubs general manager, then fine. Epstein presided over Boston’s historic collapse this year, which makes him very Cub, but he also has a couple World Series titles, which makes him a god around...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Will Lamb should be an open-and-shut case for Major League scouts. He is 6-foot-6, left-handed and throws 90 mph.
So you need not be fluent in sabermetrics or a descendent of Branch Rickey to project Lamb's baseball future.
He's a pitcher.
Or so he,...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Sunday afternoon, in Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome its three newest members. There's a skilled offensive and defensive second baseman who finished his career with nearly 3,000 hits. There's a top-of-the-line...