| May 10, 2012
| 9:34 PM
GCC baseball hopes for repeat success
For the second year in a row, the Glendale Community College baseball team will look to advance out of the California Community College Athletic Assn.'s Southern California Super Regional tournament to the state...
| May 5, 2012
| 11:31 PM
I remember the look on my dad’s face when Mickey Mantle died in 1995.
For a brief minute I saw what dad must have looked like as a child when he watched his hero in action, followed quickly by the pain of his hero’s death.
Junior Seau may...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:49 AM
Babe Ruth's 1934 Yankees hat is going to auction and is expected to sell for at least $300,000, auctioneers said Monday.
The Bambino's hat was famously worn by Bombers hurler David "Boomer" Wells in the June 18, 1997 game. A devoted fan, Wells wore the...
| Apr 30, 2012
A bio on NPR's website of its commentator Frank Deford notes that the magazine GQ christened him, quite simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter." (Is he?) A story on ESPN's companion website, Grantland, referred to Deford as "a writer who had...
| Apr 29, 2012
Mickey Mantle was one of my favorite baseball heroes as I was growing up in Dargan. I still remember the exciting 1961 home run race between him and Roger Maris.
As Mantle lay in his New York hospital bed dying from cancer of the liver, he famously said,...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Bill "Moose" Skowron, who went from marbles, softball and dreams on the parks and playgrounds of the Northwest Side to attain fame as one of the greatest athletes from Chicago, has died. He was 81.
Skowron, whose most enduring renown came as a member...
| Apr 1, 2012
A couple of years ago, for Father's Day, my family bought me the interactive video game MLB 2K9 for the Wii. The great thing about the game, and also its enduring frustration, is its verisimilitude — playing as the 2009 New York Yankees, I had...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 8:30 PM
A simple comparison
All you need to do to know that Chipper Jones is a first-ballot Hall of Famer is compare his career statistics to those of other third basemen enshrined in Cooperstown.
Let's start with traditional stats....
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Marjorie G. Gilbert, a retired certified public accountant who co-owned a Baltimore County jewelry business, died of pneumonia complications Feb. 13 at Sinai Hospital. She was 88 and lived in Owings Mills.
Born Marjorie Gross in Newark, N.J., she was a...
| Feb 18, 2012
The Dodgers' pitchers and catchers will show up at Camelback Ranch in Arizona in a few days for spring training. And so will Sue Falsone. She won't be in the stands; she'll be in the dugout and the clubhouse, with the guys. She's the Dodgers' new head...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:20 AM
Bryan Harman will have a quiet spring this year. But he's a busy man this winter. Last weekend, he was honored as the 2011 Maryland High School Coach of the Year by the Maryland Oldtimers Baseball Association at the Del Capri Restaurant, in Dundalk....