| May 5, 2011
| 4:33 AM
May 5, 1961: The strange story of Gene Littler illustrates the elusiveness of golf. Seven years ago, this calm, compact young man was almost everybody's best bet to corner the game of golf altogether…. The top is a tough place......
| May 24, 2011
| 4:22 PM
I am planning on covering the District 11 4A softball opener between Nazareth and Emmaus at Pates Park today. But as we type away at about 10:30, I look out the window and find that it's -- what else is new? -- raining on Groller's Corner. Whether they...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
White Sox investor Larry Pogofsky was so proud of his autographed baseball collection that he would make time every day to admire the display in …...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:26 PM
The Marlins have lined up the highest profile opponent to open the new ballpark with a pair of exhibitions against the Yankees on April 1 and 2, 2012. It???s fitting as the Yankees are no strangers to historic openings, and......
| Dec 22, 2010
| 10:20 PM
"It is not flesh and blood, but the heart that makes us fathers and sons."
- Johann Schiller
Though you would have a difficult time finding one, there is a little known album by Nat King Cole entitled "Goodnight, Little Leaguer."
If you ever catch a...
| Jul 21, 2010
New York, NY--July 21, 2010 New Yorkers may love or hate the New York Yankees, but one thing they can all agree on is that George Steinbrenner built the team into a world champion dynasty. WPIX and THIS TV will honor "The Boss" of baseball, the late...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 12:03 PM
Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter is the greatest New York athlete of all time, that's according to results from a new poll released Tuesday.
Jeter, the current all-time Yankees hit leader, even managed to best fellow Yankee icon Babe Ruth who came in a...
| Apr 3, 2011
Campy: The Two Lives of Roy Campanella
Simon & Schuster: 516 pp., $28
He was a three-time National League most valuable player, an eight-time All-Star, and played in five World Series, but Roy Campanella was something else when the Dodgers...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 8:10 AM
A Pittsburgh-area 10-year-old took $8,500 out of his college savings account to buy William "The Refrigerator" Perry's Super Bowl XX ring and then he gave it back to Perry.
With the help of his mother and a hefty college fund, Cliff Forrest Jr....
| Apr 23, 2011
| 11:30 AM
At first glance, there's little about Ben Delgado that screams "catcher." He stands 5-foot-8 and weighs 170 pounds, size usually reserved for a middle infielder … or a place-kicker.
Then you see him on the field. He throws out 71 percent of would-...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 1:21 PM
Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter
"The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood"
By Jane Leavy
Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...
| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...