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Dodgers sale reaction: In the March 29 Sports section, a list of comments by pro basketball figures on the sale of the Dodgers included a quote attributed to Bill Walton on Twitter: "Magic Johnson won 5 titles, owns lucrative businesses in 'poor' areas,...
Jacket CopyTo mark the opening of baseball season we have reviews of the three books on the sport as well as John Sutherland's massive "Lives of the Novelists."...
Los Angeles Times Book CriticFive years ago, on the eve of the 2006 baseball season, I put together a list of nine favorite baseball books — one for each inning, one for every player on the field. Such a list was not meant to be definitive (how could it be?), but since then I'...
Chuck Tanner, the veteran manager who led the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history, died Friday at his home in his hometown of New Castle, Pa., after a long illness. He was 82. Tanner managed...
The Daily MirrorNov. 19, 1960: Hank Greenberg, former baseball star who was part owner of the Chicago White Sox, was out as the potential bidder for the American League baseball team hoping to start play in Los Angeles in 1961. So who......
Jacket CopyThis list of nine best baseball books by David L. Ulin includes Robert Coover -- and leaves out Boys of Summer....
The Daily MirrorOct. 9, 1959 In their second season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers turned to a very local hero en route to winning the World Series. Larry Sherry, who played baseball for Fairfax High before joining the Dodgers' farm system, turned in another outstanding...
'Bottom of the Ninth: Branch Rickey, Casey Stengel, and the Daring Scheme to Save Baseball From Itself'It was Bill Veeck, a true maverick among the sport's moguls, who once declared that "[B]aseball must be a great game, because the owners haven't been able to kill it." Serious fans know they've given it a pretty good try over the years, with a...
"The great portion of any ball game consists of the pitcher holding the ball or throwing it to the catcher," wrote one-time Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck in his 1965 book "The Hustler's Handbook" (Ivan R. Dee: 352 pp., $15.95 paper). "Anything that...
The Daily MirrorPhotograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times July 22, 1959: Carole Tregoff enters a detectives' office for more questioning in the death of Barbara Jean Finch. Hey, itâs Lena Horne at the Cocoanut Grove. Wouldnât it be great to visit the Ambassador...
My father, Bill Guilfoile, was a baseball executive for 40 years with the New York Yankees, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also a compulsive reader, and it's no surprise that his favorite subject was the game that has...
Change of SubjectPart of an occasional series Commenter ID: Edge of the 14th Ward Gender: Male Age: 32 Occupation: Nonprofit communications, currently on behalf of a child welfare agency that specializes in foster care adoption. Family info: Married for three years to.......
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