Willie Mays turned 80 on Friday, and, as happens every few years, there was another shower of praise for Willie and testimonials to his having been the greatest player in baseball history. With every year Willie's stature grows, partly because he was fabulous and very well could have been th ... More >>
So let's add up the score: After eight years of investigation and a total of around $120 million of taxpayer money blown - and that was the price tag in December before the start of the trial - the federal government has now scored its first and probably only victory in their war against perf ... More >>
The Tenth Inning, the two-part, four-hour update of Ken Burns's 1994 documentary Baseball, airs tonight and tomorrow night (September 28-29) on PBS. We caught up with the show's creator and co-director, Ken Burns, at Yankee Stadium last week before the tribute to George Steinbrenner. Are ... More >>
Thanks, A-Rod. Thanks for dumping a cold, wet corpse on the doorstep of New York baseball. That seems to be the local sports media's reaction to Alex Rodriguez's 600th major league home run, which put him 7th on the all-time home run list. Not the fans' reaction -- they've turned out in droves and, ... More >>
Roberto, Willie, and HankSomeone is very, very wrong about the relationship between the two all-time baseball greats Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, either Mays biographer James Hirsch (Willie Mays -- the Life, the Legend) or Aaron's new biographer, Howard Bryant (The Last Hero -- a Life of Henry ... More >>
Marvin Miller established the Major League Ballplayers Association, made it the most effective union in the country, and in the process became what former Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber called, "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball history. ... More >>
The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 By Mike Vaccaro Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95 Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime By Mark Frost Hyperion ... More >>
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