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To generations of baseball fans, he was simply "Stan the Man." Stan Musial, a legendary slugger for the St. Louis Cardinals who came to embody one of the sport's most successful franchises, died Saturday. He was 92. Musial, who had Alzheimer's...
When Chadwick Boseman was cast as Jackie Robinson in the race-themed baseball drama "42," he was immediately confronted by someone with personal knowledge of the renowned ballplayer: the late athlete's widow, Rachel Robinson. "The first thing she said...
When I was 7 years old, my friends and I would play football in my backyard for hours, often with my mother watching through the kitchen window. One of the games we played was called "smear the queer." At the time I didn't know what "queer" meant. I...
Southern California horse racing has chosen a fitting way to open up a crucial meeting. It named a race for Eddie Delahoussaye. Santa Anita will be back in business Friday, for a meeting highlighted by the first of two straight Breeders' Cups. Around...
24 Frames"42," the Jackie Robinson baseball movie starring Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, also features Hamish Linklater as Ralph Branca. Directed by Brian Helgeland, it will be released at the start of next year's baseball season....
The Fabulous ForumJim Thome: Kindness, integrity backstopped Jim Thome's run to 600 homers...
The Daily MirrorFeb. 15, March 2, 1961: Jim Murray writes about a Friars Club roast of Leo Durocher, and visits the Las Vegas training camps of boxers Gene Fullmer and Sugar Ray Robinson before their upcoming bout. Notice that Murray gets a......
The Daily MirrorIf any player was entitled to come into town with a chip on his shoulder it was Zeke Bratkowski. People have needed psychiatry for less symptoms of rejection. But Zeke wasn't mad at anybody. He had just been to Mass and telephoned his wife back home...
Sports Legend Revealed: Did Vladimir Nabokov work an actual baseball headline into his novel 'Pale Fire'?The Fabulous ForumBASEBALL LEGEND: Vladimir Nabokov worked an actual baseball headline into his acclaimed novel Pale Fire. STATUS: I'm Going With False. Vladimir Nabokov was one of the most acclaimed writers of the 20th Century, both as a novelist (with his most......
The remarkable baseball life of Willie Mays can be measured in innumerable ways. He started in the segregated Negro Leagues; when he retired in 1973 after 22 years in the major leagues, free agency was dawning. He was a bicoastal Giant who, in leading...
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...
Sports Legend Revealed: A player once stole home because he thought he saw the 'steal home' sign from his former managerThe Fabulous ForumBASEBALL LEGEND: A former White Sox player stole home because he thought he saw the "steal home" sign...from his former manager! STATUS: I'm Going With False. Jimmy Dykes is one of the most colorful characters in the history of baseball......
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