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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...
MESA, Ariz. — Dale Sveum is either an optimist or a guy with big bills to pay. He not only showed up for his second season as the Cubs' manager but somehow seems confident it will be better than his first. It better be, right? Sveum has no plans...
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...
Sam Fuld and Ron Santo didn't discuss their common bond very often. They didn't have to, according to Fuld, because he could feel the affection flowing his way. "My time with the Cubs, from the first day until the trade, Ron was always there,'' Fuld said...
Tags: Ron Santo, Wrigley Field, Billy Williams, Pancreas, Sam Fuld
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....
Special to Tribune NewspapersYup, I won a game for the Cubs when I was 9 years old, a kind of pre-pubescent reverse-Bartman deal. The next day's Chicago Tribune called the anonymous fan who interfered with a critical eighth-inning play "the fourth outfielder," which. with its...
Tags: Derrek Lee, World Series, Yom Kippur, Babe Ruth, National League
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,"...
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