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  • Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate

    Bill Lachemann, 78, keeps Angels ahead of curve behind the plate
    TEMPE, Ariz. — Bill Lachemann was on the same Dorsey High baseball team as legendary manager Sparky Anderson. He played his first professional game five years before Angels rising star Mike Trout's father was born and caught former Angels pitcher...
  • 'Jews and Baseball': Ron Howard's a-ha moment with Sandy Koufax

     
    As a Jew who has been a baseball fan his entire life, I guess I'm the perfect target audience for "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story," which opens Friday at the Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and the......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 11: Tommy Lasorda

     
    Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was voted the 11th greatest sports figure in Los Angeles history by online readers....
  • Dodgers get nod they wanted: Vin Scully bobblehead night

     
    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....
  • Golden Knights hoping health is wealth against Eagles

    SOUTHEAST GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 68th year, meets Tuesday's at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the sixth meeting of the year. GOLDEN KNIGHTS SEEKING GOOD HEALTH Mired in a rare three-game losing...
  • Our Laguna: Honoring those for their skills, service

    I read Monday in the L.A. Times that Gino Cimoli had died. Gino was the first major league player to bat on the West Coast when the Dodgers and Giants moved to California from New York in 1958. He wasn't the Dodgers usual lead-off batter, but Manager...
  • From 2008: '69 game still classic to Santo

    These Cubs are playing like it's 1969, and that might not be a dire predicament if they can finish the way they started. Ron Santo vividly recalls this city's exuberance when five Cubs headed to the All-Star Game at RFK Stadium in Washington on July 23,...
  • Danny Ozark dies at 85; former Dodger coach managed the Phillies to three division titles in the 1970s

    Danny Ozark, a onetime Dodger coach who went on to manage the Philadelphia Phillies to three division titles in the 1970s, died Thursday at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 85. His death was announced by the Phillies; the cause was not given....
  • In John Wooden's own words

    In John Wooden's own words
    Even though most people call him Coach, John Wooden prefers to think of himself as a teacher, and not just one who taught hundreds of UCLA basketball players during his 27 seasons coaching the Bruins. His "Pyramid of Success," a diagram of core values,...
  • Dodger chef hits them all out of the park

    Dodger chef hits them all out of the park
    The first half of the season has been a yawn, and some of the biggest sluggers in the lineup have holes in their bats. But one time-tested veteran swings for the fences and hits a home run every night at Dodger Stadium. Chef Dave Pearson. Like the...
  • On the trail of California's Mexican past

    On the trail of California's Mexican past
    Monterey Welcome to Mexicalifornia. And no, I'm not talking about immigration policy or demographic trends or domestic hiring habits. I'm talking about that spell from the early 1820s to the late 1840s, when California, Alta y Baja, was Mexican. -------...
  • Holtzman smoked foes, lit up rooms

    My contributions to Tribune lore have been modest and few, but one for which I will take credit occurred during the major league All-Star Game in Cleveland in 1981. I happened to have a press box seat next to Jerome Holtzman, a legend with the Sun-Times....