| 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...
| Jul 20, 2008
Alive in Necropolis
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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...
| 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 31, 2010
Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse....