| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
After only one week of the college football season, I obviously have no idea who will be on my Heisman Trophy ballot in three months, but, unfortunately, I do know who will NOT be on my Heisman Trophy ballot in three months:
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:41 PM
This is the traditional dead period for high school sports, during which players and coaches get a chance to leave their respective sports behind to pursue other interests.
But baseball is never truly left behind in the Patrick Murphy household, and the...
| Aug 22, 2013
The longtime ranch-style home of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo recently came on the market in Bannockburn for $719,000.
One of the most popular ballplayers in Chicago history, Santo, who was the Cubs star third baseman from 1960 to 1973 and then was a...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Pat Morrison has one of the most recognizable voices in South Dakota.
And it has been for generations.
Morrison, 88, has been broadcasting radio games since 1956. KOLY-FM Radio in Mobridge went on the air that year and Morrison has been the voice of...
| Jul 15, 2013
This is an open letter to all involved. Take down the scoreboard in the center and send it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Put the Jumbotron in its place. When a batter is in the box, have the scoreboard revert back to what the old one looked like. We've ...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:40 PM
It was one of those rare days where Jim Smiley pulled his collection of baseball memorabilia out of storage and into his La Crescenta home.
While Smiley hasn’t seen most of the items in quite a while, he only brings them out about four times a...
| Jul 17, 2013
You see them everywhere – on top of the heads of ballplayers on TV, on tourists roaming Michigan Avenue, on weekend warriors at the neighborhood softball diamond and on the kids playing in the cul-de-sac. In fact, for most fans of baseball caps, the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Five men will be inducted into the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame Sept. 28 at the Crooks Town Hall.
The new inductees are Perry Danforth of Huron, Billy McMacken of Brookings, Mark Ripperda of Larchwood (Iowa) and brothers Chuck and Dave...
| Sep 15, 2013
Call it "sway" or "pull" or "juice" or "clout" — we're talking about power or influence, often of a political nature. Clout may have made one of its frequent Chicago appearances recently when Metra CEO Alex Clifford got a lucrative buyout deal...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Vincent J. Leone, a former Locust Point cafe owner who with his two brothers sponsored notable amateur baseball teams, died Saturday at Genesis HealthCare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis, where he had been recuperating from a fall.
The former longtime...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Yankees’ star Alex Rodriguez is being suspended from Major League Baseball through the 2014 season — reportedly the longest non-lifetime suspension in baseball history -- for violating the MLB’s drug policy. (He can play while he...