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  • Saving Sherrill

     
    George Sherrill entered the game in the ninth inning tonight after Dennis Sarfate walked two batters and threw fastball after fastball. Once, he shook off catcher Ramon Hernandez and threw a fastball. The man had a plan. By our count,......
  • Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling

    Rick Kogan on Robert Goldsborough's second calling
    Robert Goldsborough is and always has been a gentleman, a rare thing for a newspaperman to be in the still gruff/rough-and-tumble era when Goldsborough worked in all manner of high-level editorial capacities for the Chicago Tribune and later for...
  • Jim Murray, April 14, 1961

     
    April 14, 1961: The arrival of major league baseball in Los Angeles has curtailed network TV's games of the week, so that sports announcer Dizzy Dean is off the local airwaves, which may be good news to Los Angeles’ English......
  • Wimbledon: French Open champ Li Na taken out early

     
    Sabine Lisicki, a 21-year-old from Germany who had been carried off the court at the French Open after collapsing with cramps and who needed a wild card to get into the Wimbledon main draw, upset third-seeded Li Na, 3-6, 6-4,......
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Did Dizzy Dean come in from the radio booth to pitch a game for them?

     
    BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: A team's radio announcer came in to pitch the final game of the team's season. Criticism of professional athletes by announcers put an interesting spin on a traditional retort that people being criticized often use, which is......
  • Historian, author and MLBlog.com columnist, Curt Smith

    Historian, author and MLBlog.com columnist, Curt Smith
    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...
  • August 2011 Program Guide

    MONDAY, AUGUST 1 DEADLY DISEASES Cardiovascular and neurological diseases are two of the biggest killers in America. Learn of the latest advances in treating and dodging each from two doctors from the University of Chicago. Dr. Matthew Sorrentino is a...
  • Spice wins Dizzy Dean World Series

    Spice wins Dizzy Dean World Series
    The New Orleans Spice are the kings of 19 and under baseball. The Spice beat JPRD East 6-2 Wednesday to win the Dizzy Dean World Series in Southhaven, MS. Spice lefthanded pitcher Zac Thiac was named the tournament MVP. He was the winning pitcher in the...
  • '1921: The Yankees, the Giants, & the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'

    '1921: The Yankees, the Giants,  &   the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'
    In 1970, a journeyman pitcher published a memoir with an innocuous subtitle: "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues." Written by Jim Bouton (with help from sportswriter Leonard Shecter), "Ball Four" took readers to a...
  • Buddy Blattner dies at 89; former major leaguer and longtime sportscaster

    Buddy Blattner dies at 89; former major leaguer and longtime sportscaster
    Buddy Blattner, a former major leaguer and longtime sportscaster who paired with Don Wells on the Angels' KMPC radio broadcasts from 1962 to 1968, has died. He was 89. Blattner, a St. Louis native who spent most of his life in the Midwest, died Friday of...
  • This date in Chicago Cubs history

    July 20 1925 -- Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance struck out 17 batters as the Dodgers tripped the Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings. 1933 -- Babe Herman hit three home runs, including a grand slam, to pace the Cubs in a 10-1 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley...
  • Former Dodger nears 100th birthday

     
    From The Associated Press: NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Malinosky rapped hits off Dizzy Dean and King Carl Hubbell, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and got reprimanded by Richard Nixon. Quite a life for baseball's oldest living major......