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  • Mt. Hebron grad makes the big leagues as announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays

    Mt. Hebron grad makes the big leagues as announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays
    Andy Freed remembers not only the day but also the exact time when he learned he was heading to the Major Leagues.
  • Stan Musial dies at 92; Cardinals' Hall of Fame hitter

    To generations of baseball fans, he was simply "Stan the Man." Stan Musial, a legendary slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals who came to embody one of the sport's most successful franchises, died Saturday. He was 92. Musial, who had Alzheimer's...

    Quintessential Santo

    Quintessential Santo
    Heel clicking: While running to the clubhouse after a thrilling walk-off win at Wrigley Field in June 1969, Santo spontaneously jumped in the air and clicked his heels together a few times. Manager Leo Durocher told Santo to "make that our victory kick,"...

    Chicago Cubs icon Ron Santo dead at 70

    Chicago Cubs icon Ron Santo dead at 70
    The lasting legacy of Ron Santo — aside from the 342 home runs and five Gold Glove awards, the millions he helped raise for charities and the laughter he provided with his inimitable grunts and groans during Cubs broadcasts — might be the...

    The fourth outfielder

    The fourth outfielder
    Yup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its...