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  • Sports Legend Revealed: The 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' songwriters had never attended a game before writing the song

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: The songwriters of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" had not attended a baseball game at the time they penned the tune. STATUS: True. We certainly give songwriters plenty of leeway when it comes to their songs......
  • Batter up! 9 baseball books to kick off the season

     
    This list of nine best baseball books by David L. Ulin includes Robert Coover -- and leaves out Boys of Summer....
  • Former Husky Lincecum Helps Giants to World Series Title

    Former Husky Lincecum Helps Giants to World Series Title
    The prize that eluded Willie and Barry at long last belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.       Tim Lincecum, Edgar Renteria and the Giants won the World Series on...
  • The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books

    The Reading Life: The nine best baseball books
    Five years ago, on the eve of the 2006 baseball season, I put together a list of nine favorite baseball books — one for each inning, one for every player on the field. Such a list was not meant to be definitive (how could it be?), but since then I'...
  • The bible of baseball cards

    The bible of baseball cards
    Long ago, when children were allowed to wander from their parents' side for more than 15 minutes, I spent much of my free time accumulating baseball cards. After school, my buddy Adam Rogers and I would stroll to the candy store and buy multiple packs....
  • Bernie Williams plays guitar, Dave Lennon plays host

     
    The dinner of the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America featured "stars, critics, magnates and officials of the diamond," on a night when "formality was forgotten and hilarity was the keynote of the occasion." Actually, that.......
  • Hall of Fame Highway

    Maybe there's something in the soil. Maybe there's a wrinkle in the Earth's gravitational fields. Maybe it's the roadway itself, somehow cosmically attractive. Whatever the reason, I-90, wending its 1,000-mile way between Chicago and Boston, traverses...
  • From 1998: Santo will get into Hall, but not just yet

    As has been said, justice delayed is justice denied, and it is unlikely Ron Santo, the All-Star Cubs third baseman, will get his due this week. Later, but not now. This is his 15th and final year on the Baseball writers' Hall of Fame ballot, and unless...