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  • St. Louis Cardinals: Did Dizzy Dean come in from the radio booth to pitch a game for them?

     
    BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: A team's radio announcer came in to pitch the final game of the team's season. Criticism of professional athletes by announcers put an interesting spin on a traditional retort that people being criticized often use, which is...
  • Wimbledon: French Open champ Li Na taken out early

     
    Sabine Lisicki, a 21-year-old from Germany who had been carried off the court at the French Open after collapsing with cramps and who needed a wild card to get into the Wimbledon main draw, upset third-seeded Li Na, 3-6, 6-4,...

    Jim Murray, April 14, 1961

     
    April 14, 1961: The arrival of major league baseball in Los Angeles has curtailed network TV's games of the week, so that sports announcer Dizzy Dean is off the local airwaves, which may be good news to Los Angeles’ English...

    Buddy Blattner dies at 89; former major leaguer and longtime sportscaster

    Buddy Blattner dies at 89; former major leaguer and longtime sportscaster
    Buddy Blattner, a former major leaguer and longtime sportscaster who paired with Don Wells on the Angels' KMPC radio broadcasts from 1962 to 1968, has died. He was 89. Blattner, a St. Louis native who spent most of his life in the Midwest, died Friday of...

    Maury Wills among nine newcomers on 2010 Shrine of the Eternals ballot

     
    The 50-person 2010 ballot for the Baseball Reliquary Shrine of the Eternals has nine new names on it, including former Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills. New Yorker writer Roger Angell also returns to the ballot after an 11-year absence. Wills joins...