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  • In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases

    In the Pipeline: Author touches all the bases
    "H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!" So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach. For many fans, baseball...
  • Maxine Schlenker Johnson

      Maxine was born December 2, 1925, in Fresno, California. She passed away April 22, 2011, at the age of 85. She graduated from South Gate High School in 1943. She graduated from California Hospital where she became a Registered Nurse. While a student at...
  • In the Pipeline: A modest part of baseball history

    "Oh, I almost forgot — we flew up to Sacramento to meet Gov. Brown, too." So chuckled Ocean View Little League manager Jeff Pratto to me recently as we spoke about the head-spinning series of events that have rolled out in the wake of his team's...
  • In The Pipeline: Local Babe Ruth footage unearthed

    In The Pipeline: Local Babe Ruth footage unearthed
    I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that? Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...
  • '1921: The Yankees, the Giants, & the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'

    '1921: The Yankees, the Giants,  &   the Battle for Baseball Supremacy in New York'
    In 1970, a journeyman pitcher published a memoir with an innocuous subtitle: "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues." Written by Jim Bouton (with help from sportswriter Leonard Shecter), "Ball Four" took readers to a...
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Obama throws first pitch at Washington Nationals' game, keeping a 100-year-old tradition [Updated]

     
    Back in the day, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, Lyndon Johnson was Senate majority leader and Sam Rayburn was speaker of the House, Americans still held their public officials in esteem. So it was a running......
  • President's first pitch: 100 years later

     
    by Mark Silva and updated 100 years ago, it was William Howard Taft, right-hander. 100 years ago, it was the Washington Senators. Today, it was Barack Obama, south paw. Today, it was the Washington Nationals. In his time, Harry Truman......
  • Barber college thrives in down economy

    Barber college thrives in down economy
    Barbershops were once a dying business, but students at Associated Barber College in downtown say it is coming back in a big way. Students at the school are cashing in on the high demand. They say most days, their barber chairs are filled with...
  • Four Suspects Nabbed After Eastside Chase in Stolen Car

    Four Suspects Nabbed After Eastside Chase in Stolen Car
    Four young men, two adults and two juveniles, were apprehended after a chase that ended in the rain and the mud of an eastside subdivision Sunday. A few hours earlier, two cars were stolen from a home in Lawrence. One of those vehicles, a white Cadillac,...
  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH ON OPENING DAY!!

    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO THROW CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH ON OPENING DAY!!
    ***Fans are encouraged to arrive early to witness the historic event that marks the 100th anniversary of the first presidential pitch on the opening day of baseball season*** March 29, 2010 (Washington, DC) - President of the United States Barack Obama...
  • Hall of Fame Highway

    Maybe there's something in the soil. Maybe there's a wrinkle in the Earth's gravitational fields. Maybe it's the roadway itself, somehow cosmically attractive. Whatever the reason, I-90, wending its 1,000-mile way between Chicago and Boston, traverses...