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Special to the Los Angeles TimesA crowd rich in sports legends, Academy Award winners and recording stars packed the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the Harold Pump Foundation's anniversary celebration. The honorees at the Aug. 12 event were Denzel Washington, Hank Aaron, Muhammad...
The Daily MirrorMarch 13, 1961: Jim Murray writes from Palm Springs about a game between the Angels and the Cubs. “The opposition was the Chicago Cubs, not formidable under the best of circumstances, but this was their "B" team. The Cubs, of......
The Big PictureMost of the mainstream media has been treating the news that Robert Redford will be at Wrigley Field, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Cubs March 31 home opener, as a feel-good story. After all, it was Redford......
Ron Santo, who was beloved in Chicago as a Cubs third baseman and broadcaster but was never was able to gain entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, died Thursday night at an Arizona hospital of complications from bladder cancer. He was 70. Santo had...
Dodger ThoughtsPlease welcome this guest post by Eric Enders, author of "The Fall Classic: The Definitive History of the World Series." * * * In filling out my all-time Dodger lineup card, something occurred to me that I???d never thought about......
The Fabulous ForumHey, hey, letâs play two today! OK, wrong sport: that was Cubs first baseman Ernie Banksâ favorite saying. But itâs a beautiful day in Chicago, where the Cubs are playing the Cardinals this afternoon and the Stanley Cup finals open......
The Fabulous ForumBo Jackson stole the show in the last All-Star Game in Anaheim, hitting a 448-foot home run off Rick Reuschel -- as the leadoff hitter -- in 1989. Jackson, who concluded his career with the Angels in 1994, will return......
The Fabulous ForumThis is Hollywood, home to celebrities. Theyâre everywhere in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas -- except the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Game. I was sitting here in Angel Stadium with columnist Bill Shaikin, and we both wondered where the......
The Daily MirrorAug. 18, 1960: You don't very often see the phrase "nearly maimed" in headlines for baseball stories. Don Drysdale escaped serious injury when he was struck by a line drive, then he lost the game on the next pitch when Chicago's Ernie Banks homered to...
The Fabulous ForumBASEBALL LEGEND: Former baseball star Wally Moon coined the term "flake" to describe an eccentric person. STATUS: True Wally Moon cemented his place in Los Angeles Dodger lore by adapting his swing in his first season playing for the team,......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTo my youthful eyes, the Coliseum, with its dull gray exterior and looming presence, didn't seem to offer much in the way of enjoyment when I first saw it on a sunny, summer day in 1958. That quickly changed as my father led me up stairs that seemed to...
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