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It was no thanks to Larry Jaster that the Dodgers made a second consecutive trip to the World Series in 1966. The rookie left-hander from the St. Louis Cardinals pitched five shutouts in 1966 — all, remarkably, against the National League...
Sun ReporterIt was a sensation I'd experienced while touring plantations in South Carolina and walking the Forum in Rome, that feeling that because I was standing in a certain place, I was linked intimately with the span of human history. I stared at the bronzed...
Tags: Joe DiMaggio, World Series, Taj Mahal, Jim Palmer, Josh Gibson
Sun ReporterCOOPERSTOWN, N.Y.Cal Ripken Jr.'s lifelong love affair with Baltimore and baseball, which began at the knee of his father and ran through 20 years of playing and one incredible streak, will reach another pinnacle today - the Hall of Fame. "It still feels...
Here, in the one place charged with immortalizing baseball's feats and achievements, the biggest record of them all doesn't seem to exist this weekend. Here, in the No Barry Zone, steroids are unimaginable and controversy nonexistent. Here, we choose...
Tags: Baseball, Hank Aaron, Jim Palmer, Values, Cal Ripken, Jr.
Cal Ripken's first major-league hit came against Dennis Lamp of the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 16, 1981. His last hit came against Frank Castillo of the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Oct. 5, 2001. Ripken finished his career with 3,184...
Tags: Andy Benes, Bryan Rekar, Kris Wilson, Mike James, Keith Foulke
Sun StaffOne of the most enduring moments in Orioles history occurred in 1982 -- after the final out of the season. That year, the Orioles waited until Aug. 20 to initiate a pennant drive that went down to the last day. It was the year Earl Weaver closed out 14...
George Plimpton knew the score. A generation or so ago, the late Paris Review editor developed what he called the "Small Ball Theory" of sports writing, which posits "a correlation between the standard of writing about a particular sport and the ball it...
Ten Years Ago He was hairy, he needed a hip replacement, and he was missing a leg. But for $1, the Rottweiler named Bernie was giving out kisses to all comers during a fundraiser for the pet rescue organization Paw'd Squad during an appearance at the...
Tags: Baseball, Music, Los Angeles Fire Department
The Hartford CourantIn the 144-year narrative of our national pastime, five men have hit 60 home runs in one season. Henry Aaron never did it. Willie Mays never did it. One did it three times. As his reward, Sammy Sosa received 71 of 569 possible votes (12.5 percent) for...
Tags: Willie Mays, Baseball, Tony Perez, Mark McGwire, Curt Schilling
Opinion L.A.I noticed the name "Maurice Wills" on Los Angeles City Ethics Commission records as a donor to City Council candidate Joe Buscaino and it had me wondering whether it was that Maurice Wills, as in Maurice Morning Wills, as it......
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