| Apr 12, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Yousaf Raja Gilani tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he doesn't know where al Qaeda's leader is but he knows for sure he's not in Pakistan. Also, he could be dead or alive....
| Apr 4, 2010
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...
| May 22, 2010
Former New York Yankee first baseman Wally Pipp called Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek "the fanciest-fielding first baseman I've ever seen, man or woman."
Spurred by the personal philosophy that "anything less than my best is failure," she was known to jump...
| Mar 27, 2011
The phrase tugs at the heartstrings of all dedicated baseball fans. It ignites a desire to see the home nine do battle on rival turf or, at the very least, a chance to check out other stadiums and confirm what they already know ("It was OK...
| Mar 27, 2011
Although there are 30 major league ballparks to visit, there are actually 31 destinations where you can see a live major league game.
No. 31? Welcome to the Wrigley rooftops on Chicago's North Side.
For more than 50 years, enterprising occupants of...
| Dec 4, 2010
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.
| Dec 20, 2010
Phil Cavarretta, who was the National League's most valuable player in 1945 when he led the Chicago Cubs to their last World Series appearance, died Saturday in Lilburn, Ga. He was 94.
Cavarretta died of complications from a stroke, his son, Phil...
| May 3, 2011
| 4:55 PM
| Aug 30, 2010
Cal McLish, who pitched in the first major league baseball All-Star game played in Los Angeles, has died. He was 84.
McLish died Thursday at his home in Edmond, Okla., after a long battle with leukemia, said a spokesman for the Matthews Funeral Home....
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Jan 4, 2012
When it comes to sportswriting, I tend to subscribe to George Plimpton's small-ball theory: The smaller the ball, the better the writing about the sport. This has a lot to do with my own biases (I'm a baseball fan, not much interest in basketball or...