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Bob Feller, an Iowa farm boy who became one of baseball's most enduring stars as an overpowering pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, died Wednesday. He was 92. Feller, who was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, died at a Cleveland-area hospice,...
In 1970, a journeyman pitcher published a memoir with an innocuous subtitle: "My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues." Written by Jim Bouton (with help from sportswriter Leonard Shecter), "Ball Four" took readers to a...
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...
The Fabulous ForumOne of the best sports moments I've experienced came at the 2010 All-Star Game's Fanfest. There in the case in front of me was the authentic retirement jersey of Jackie Robinson. Fans of guys named Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and......
Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98. Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues,...
Tags: Babe Ruth, Horse (animal), Lou Gehrig, Baseball, Death
ZEV CHAFETS is the author of "A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance."April 15, by decree of Major League Baseball, will be Jackie Robinson Day. On Sunday, a player on each big league team will be designated to wear Robinson's uniform number, 42. The Dodgers, Robinson's club in its Brooklyn incarnation, intend to go one...
Imagine standing in front of a panel of experts, trying your best to impress them – in 60 seconds. It may sound like American Idol, but it will play out Saturday in a Naperville book store, where some would-be authors will have one minute to pitch...
Tags: Book, Authors, Jane Austen
Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
Paul GreenbergIt's definitely time, way past time, to update this annual list of heat-beaters. Feel free to clip and save, mix and match, and add your own. 1. Delete all unwanted e-mails without opening them. Especially if they're from types who are always a bit hot...
Often when restoring a historic church or school, a large bronze bell is needed for the bell tower. The bells are difficult to find because many have been sold as scrap and melted, and others are too heavy to be moved for a reasonable price. But a vintage...
Paul Greenberg"I'm from Washington and I'm here to help," said the caller. It was early in the morning, but the well-attired visitor was already sweating through his dark suit as he whisked off his sunglasses and set down a bulging briefcase. "Come on in, stranger,"...
Last month, Jelaney Johnson was preparing to play in the Sunbelt Baseball League in Georgia for the second consecutive summer. Then he received a phone call from Barry Weeks of the Orlando Monarchs, a first-year team in the Florida Collegiate Summer...
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