Bill Shaikin

Writer

Bill Shaikin is the national baseball reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He has worked at The Times since 1997 and has covered baseball for Southern California newspapers since 1989. He was the beat writer when the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and the Angels won the World Series in 2002, two events considered beyond improbable before they happened. He graduated from UC Berkeley and hopes to see the Golden Bears in the Rose Bowl during his lifetime, just once.

Recent Articles

  • Terry Francona is at the heart of the Indians' success

    Terry Francona is at the heart of the Indians' success

    There was so much to like about the Cleveland Indians’ 22-game winning streak. There was the magnetism of Francisco Lindor, the excellence of Corey Kluber, the dramatics of Jay Bruce, the revival of Carlos Santana, the slugging of Edwin Encarnacion, the return of Andrew Miller, the joy of sellout...

  • San Francisco has (woeful) Giants problem

    San Francisco has (woeful) Giants problem

    The San Francisco Giants don’t have much to sell these days. The garlic fries still tantalize, but that’s about it. On Tuesday, the Giants are trying $1 hot dogs. The Giants could lose the most games in the history of the franchise, which opened for business in 1883. Even the Dodgers could not...

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