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The game of baseball seemed grandly American in the 1930s. Players had cherubic names — Birdie and Schoolboy, sounding like characters from a Broadway musical. Beneath the good times, though, breathed an awful hatred. In his new book, "Hank...
You should consider going to the movies to see "42," the new film about baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The actual date of his major league debut, April 15, is commemorated in baseball by all...
Tags: 42 (movie), Entertainment, Movies
It looks like “batter up!” again on the theatrical boards: Mickey Mantle is the subject of a new play that writer-producer David Leaf is working on with the cooperation of Danny and David Mantle, sons of the incredibly talented but careless...
SAN FRANCISCO — Roberto Clemente was baseball royalty long before dying on a relief mission at the height of his Hall of Fame career. Ernie Banks knew the kid had something as soon as he saw the young Puerto Rican play right field for the Pirates....
COLLEGE SOFTBALL East Los Angeles College 7, Pasadena City College 6: A game-winning two-run double from Huskies catcher Valerie Aguilera capped a heart-breaking four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh for the Huskies, who stole a South Coast...
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L.A. NOWFirefighters rescued a Pasadena family from a balcony during an apartment fire late Sunday afternoon that left more than 60 residents were displaced, according to fire officials. Shortly after 5 p.m., firefighters arrived at 775 Worcester Avenue to find...
The letter arrived in July of 1974. My writing clips had been reviewed, my references approved and interview completed. I was hired by the Chicago Tribune, even though the signature at the end of the letter sounded more like one of those fictitious...
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night. The actor...
George Plimpton knew the score. A generation or so ago, the late Paris Review editor developed what he called the "Small Ball Theory" of sports writing, which posits "a correlation between the standard of writing about a particular sport and the ball it...
"Now is the time..." -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963 Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong. It is painful to say that. Mr. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place, and the advice he gave recently on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned....
The Hartford Courant"As anyone who has watched the better colored teams will tell you — a good many Afro-Americans belong, on their merits." John Lardner in the Hartford Courant, Nov. 11, 1938. With opening day of the 2013 baseball season just days away, a 75-...
Pop quiz: What is the significance of April 15, 2013? A. It will be the 31st birthday of comedian Seth Rogen. B. It will be 101 years since the date the Titanic sank. C. It will be 66 years since Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers....
Apr 17, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 17, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
Mar 1, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 18, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Apr 2, 2013 |Story| Pasadena Sun
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Mar 31, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 25, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 29, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 10, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 27, 2013 |Column| Hartford Courant
Mar 27, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
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