| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Mar 6, 2011
Ah, the sounds of spring. The crack of the bat, the smack of the ball hitting the catcher's mitt, the ka-ching of cash registers totaling up sales of books on baseball out this season.
Just as ESPN seems to lean toward the American League East for...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:45 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
From the pool of potential Hot Property items, here are a trio that were just too interesting to delegate to the delete key:
--If you loved the movie you’ll love the house? The...
| Sep 15, 2011
Poke around a little into the biographies of history's well-known names and you'll find a few who had siblings whose own successes were inevitably overshadowed.
The Wright brothers had a younger sister who promoted their careers. Joe DiMaggio had a...
| Jun 5, 2011
An American Life
Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00
Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the...
| Jul 20, 2008
Alive in Necropolis
Riverhead: 440 pp., $25.95
Real estate means a lot in America -- ask the Indians. Or ask some of the first white Californians to be displaced by gentrification. They can't answer, being dead. In 1900, San...
| Jan 23, 2009
Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major league baseball player and a teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age 100.
Werber died Thursday morning of age-related causes after moving into an assisted-care facility in Charlotte, N.C., three weeks...
| Dec 2, 2009
Tommy Henrich, nicknamed "Old Reliable" for his knack of delivering clutch hits for the New York Yankees, has died. He was 96.
Henrich died Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, the Yankees announced. No cause of death was given.
A five-time All-Star outfielder,...
| Dec 25, 2009
Lester Rodney, the sports editor and columnist for the American Communist Party newspaper the Daily Worker who crusaded to end segregation in major league baseball in the 1930s and '40s, has died. He was 98.
Rodney died of age-related causes Sunday at...
| Jan 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Jan. 14, 1952: Hedda Hopper says, âKatharine Hepburn steps up to bat to take lessons from Pinky Woods, star pitcher of the Hollywood Stars. It's for her role of an all-around athlete in 'Pat and Mike,' in which she plays a femme Joe DiMaggio.â...
| Dec 17, 2009
| 4:33 PM
This ad isn't a sin of omission -- it's a sin of commission. It's been about 30 years since Joe DiMaggio did his Mr. Coffee commercial. I have always thought it was rather sweet and touching, the way DiMaggio offered a ''fi' dolla rebate,'' and how,...