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  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Harry Kalas dies at 73; voice of Phillies and NFL Films

    Harry Kalas dies at 73; voice of Phillies and NFL Films
    Harry Kalas, the longtime voice of baseball's Philadelphia Phillies who also had a familiar role as an announcer on NFL radio broadcasts and as the narrator of the league's action for NFL Films, died Monday. He was 73. Kalas, who punctuated innumerable...
  • Ernie Harwell dies at 92; longtime Detroit Tigers announcer

    Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame voice of the Detroit Tigers whose decision to leave the Brooklyn Dodgers' radio booth played a role in the hiring of Vin Scully, died Tuesday. He was 92. Harwell died at his home in Novi, Mich., the Tigers said. He had...
  • The idiosyncratic anchor

    Hot, orange flames were ripping a seam down the south-facing hills of Griffith Park, threatening the newly refurbished observatory and hundreds of posh hillside homes. As always, Hal Fishman was on the air, simultaneously directing coverage and ad-libbing...
  • The furious wisdom of baseball crowds

    ACCORDING TO "The Wisdom of Crowds," a 2004 book by James Surowiecki, pluralistic markets of non-specialist individuals tend to arrive at conclusions and predictions that are reliably more accurate and efficient than those made by experts. Another way...
  • Fans hope parking fears are off base

    Charitie McArthur says she bleeds Dodger blue. She thinks Vin Scully is a genius, wept with joy when Steve Finley's grand slam clinched a division title in 2004 and scored big when she got married at home plate at Dodger Stadium the following summer. But...
  • Baseball for boys and girls

    There are lots of novels about what happens on the baseball diamond, and lots more with baseball as the background to drama off the field. Mike Lupica's particular genius, though, is for getting on the page how sports are not just the games guys play, but...
  • Carne asada -- and Nomar -- get served up for charity at Dodger Stadium

    ON a recent weekend afternoon, under a sky so vivid and crystalline it actually was Dodger blue, a group of fans filled the courtyard outside the loge decks at Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine for Carne Asada Sunday. They gathered -- in baseball caps and...
  • Sports Songs

    WGN Radio producer Rick Gieser checks in with another fantastic Sports Songs segment. (02/21/09) (:43:52) [listen to the 12/20/08 holiday edition | listen to the 10/11/08 edition | listen to the 08/09/08 edition | listen to the 06/21/08 edition | link...
  • Tat in the hat: Dodgers sign Justin Miller

     
    Justin Miller, the man with the tattoos that never cease to be a source of fascination for Vin Scully, signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers today, reports Dylan Hernandez of The Times. With a 3.18 ERA (137 ERA+) for......
  • Connie Mack and Vin Scully

     
    At Baseball Analysts, Rich Lederer has paired a great essay by Stan Opdyke, aka Dodger Thoughts reader Stan from Tacoma, with the Vin Scully chapter from my book, "100 Things Dodger Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die." Opdyke's......
  • Eric Karros knocks on the Hall of Fame's door, ever so quietly

     
    Eric Karros is on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, a de facto longshot. (Still, it's one more Hall of Fame ballot than I'll ever get on.) If you read Jay Jaffe's writeup at Baseball Prospectus, the best thing Karros......