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  • Mike Trout and Yasiel Puig are chips off the old Big Apple

    Mike Trout and Yasiel Puig are chips off the old Big Apple
    The early 1950s was a golden era of baseball. The epicenter was New York City.
  • Marc Simont dies at 97; award-winning children's book artist

    Marc Simont dies at 97; award-winning children's book artist
    Marc Simont, an award-winning children's book illustrator whose drawings and watercolors brought poignancy and gentle wit to works by such well-known authors as Margaret Wise Brown, Ruth Krauss and James Thurber, died July 13 at his home in Cornwall,...

    Hollywood sports movies: Do fans love losers as much as winners?

     
    My pals who are big sports nuts love to heap scorn on Hollywood sports movies, especially when the discussion is unfolding in a bar. Their biggest complaint? The films are squishy, full of more easy sentiment than soul, with the victories being achieved...

    'Everything They Had' by David Halberstam

    'Everything They Had' by David Halberstam
    Everything They Had Sports Writing From David Halberstam David Halberstam Hyperion: 402 pp., $24.95 When David Halberstam was killed in a car crash near San Francisco last spring, he'd just finished what turned out to be his final book, "The Coldest...

    Jim Bellows dies at 86; legendary editor of L.A. Herald Examiner

    Jim Bellows dies at 86; legendary editor of L.A. Herald Examiner
    Jim Bellows, a legendary editor who built a career resuscitating underdog big-city newspapers from Los Angeles to New York and helped turn Tom Wolfe and Jimmy Breslin into stars, has died. He was 86. Bellows, a longtime resident of Brentwood, died...