| Mar 10, 2012
Harry Wendelstedt, a retired 33-year Major League Baseball umpire who also nurtured a new generation of the game's arbiters for more than 30 years, died Friday at a hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was 73 and had brain cancer.
| Mar 6, 2012
Don Mincher, a 13-year veteran of the major leagues who played with the 1972 World Series champion Oakland Athletics and had stints with the Angels, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Seattle Pilots and Washington Senators, died Sunday at his home in...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 9:04 PM
Greg Goossen, a former Dodgers catcher who played six seasons in the major leagues, then dabbled as a boxing trainer and was a stand-in for actor Gene Hackman in more than a dozen films, was found dead Saturday at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 65.
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 11:15 AM
It was Clayton Kershaw opening-day starter, Clayton Kershaw an ace, and now Clayton Kershaw
National League Cy Young Award winner.
The evolution of the left-handers breakthrough 2011 season was capped Thursday when he was named the Cy Young winner...
| May 22, 2011
This story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011.
The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever.
Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell.
Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...
| May 15, 2011
| 7:15 PM
In Michael Feeney Callan's fawning new biography, we get plenty of the actor, director and environmentalist we already know but only a tantalizing, too-brief glimpse of a young man we almost never hear about: Charles Robert Redford Jr., Angeleno.
| Mar 30, 2012
| 3:49 PM
First published on March 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
It's not easy being the lungs of Los Angeles.
But Griffith Park, the foremost green space in a city notorious for meager parkland and abundant smog, endures bravely, maybe even...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Dodgers score big marketing coup by announcing they have added a Vin Scully bobblehead night for 2012. They also add Kirk Gibson and Eric Karros bobblehead nights....
| Oct 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Longtime Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley changed the landscape of baseball in many ways. Readers vote Walter O'Malley the the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 13, Walter O'Malley,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 12, Wayne Gretzky. No. 12 Wayne Gretzky (36 first-place votes, 1,547 points) On Aug. 9, 1988, ithe Edmonton......
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 14, Don Drysdale. No. 14 Don Drysdale (no first-place votes, 1,168 points) Big D was one of the best pitchers in baseball during his time with......