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The Fabulous ForumJim Thome: Kindness, integrity backstopped Jim Thome's run to 600 homers...
Special to the TribuneThis story was first published in the Tribune on May 22, 2011. The voice is softer now but as affable and entertaining as ever. Moose Skowron still has many, many tales to tell. Like the night Marilyn Monroe was flirting -- only not with Skowron, nor...
Heel clicking: While running to the clubhouse after a thrilling walk-off win at Wrigley Field in June 1969, Santo spontaneously jumped in the air and clicked his heels together a few times. Manager Leo Durocher told Santo to "make that our victory kick,"...
TV SPORTS Women's College Basketball-Michigan at Purdue, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Penn State at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Idaho at Nevada, 10 p.m. (ESPNU) Men's College Basketball-Xavier at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Villanova at...
Tags: Johnny Mize, Al Barlick, Lenny Harris, Whitey Ford, Carlton Fisk
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 lasting legacy of Ron Santo — aside from the 342 home runs and five Gold Glove awards, the millions he helped raise for charities and the laughter he provided with his inimitable grunts and groans during Cubs broadcasts — might be the...
WatchdogMy recent blog and Facebook posts on memorable TV cameos in which jocks play themselves yielded plenty of input, including some oddball appearances I had not been aware of - or conveniently forgot for the sake of my mental......
Tags: Facebook, Nolan Ryan, Mike Piazza, Ernie Banks, Joe Namath
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......
Dusty Rhodes, a light-hitting, hard-drinking outfielder who was at his best on baseball's biggest stage, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 82. Rhodes, whose left-handed swing was tailor-made for the short right-...
Whitey Lockman, whose key hit for the New York Giants in the decisive 1951 National League playoff game against the Brooklyn Dodgers set the stage for teammate Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World," has died. He was 82. Lockman, of Scottsdale,...
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