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Village hopes to pay tribute to local player on Jackie Robinson champs

LYNWOOD | Village President Gene Williams said Tuesday he hopes to pay a proper tribute to the Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team of Chicago that represented Illinois and ultimately, the United States in the recently-completed Little League World Series.

August 26, 2014 11:00 pm

T.F. South retires Curtis Granderson's number

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share an historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become an All-Star major leaguer.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

When Lynwood native Curtis Granderson first put on a baseball glove and cap in Little League, his parents never dreamed he would later become an All-Star major leaguer. They were simply content knowing he found something he enjoyed doing, was making friends and developing relationships.

August 14, 2014 2:21 pm Photos

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Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson takes time to take photos with each of his Grand Kids Baseball Clinic participants, including Carter Stephens.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Little League, so much more than a game

Little League, so much more than a game

All-Star MLB outfielder Curtis Granderson encourages youth baseball camp participants to cheer on their teammates during a drill.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
Youth is served by Granderson, UIC

Youth is served by Granderson, UIC

CHICAGO | Welcome to Granderson Stadium.

April 17, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Granderson continues mission to impact youth

Granderson continues mission to impact youth

Curtis Granderson and his Grand Kids Foundation, with the help from sponsors Louisville Slugger, Phiten and New Balance, provide surprises for his baseball clinic participants.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Granderson continues mission to impact youth

Granderson continues mission to impact youth

New York Mets Curtis Granderson provides instructions to his Grand Kids Foundation Baseball Clinic participants. Over 170 kids registered to spend an evening learning from the all-star outfielder and his team.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Granderson continues mission to impact youth

Granderson continues mission to impact youth

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Over 170 Lynwood/Lansing area youths and their parents weathered the storm Saturday to participate in a free clinic hosted by New York Met and hometown hero Curtis Granderson and his Grand Kids Foundation at Ho Chunk Sports & Expo Center.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Video

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JOHN DOHERTY: 2013 was a year of stories that weren't

This time a year ago, I was writing about all the remarkable comebacks that had occurred in 2012: the Colts and Chuck Pagano, the Broncos and Peyton Manning, and the Vikings and Adrian Peterson.

December 30, 2013 6:00 pm
Granderson coy on free-agent plans

Granderson coy on free-agent plans

CHICAGO | Curtis Granderson was still as verbally diplomatic with his free-agent plans, including the White Sox, as he was snaring corporate or community contributor to his far-flung philanthropic efforts.

November 15, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Curtis Granderson visits Lansing

Curtis Granderson visits Lansing

LANSING | T.F. South graduate and New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson, a native of Lynwood, was in the area Thursday to spend time with little leaguers at the sports complex where he played as a teen.

August 28, 2013 3:24 pm Photos

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Granderson continues to impress

New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson has made several visits back to the Lansing and Lynwood area since making it in the big leagues.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
Building Leaders

Building Leaders

New York Yankees All-Star Outfielder Curtis Granderson knows Little League numbers are dwindling. He uses that statistic to reenergize youth in his hometown to get back on the field and become leaders. His GrandKids All-Star Challenge mentors kids and empowers them with his positive message …

August 09, 2013 8:04 am

Granderson to give local Little Leaguers a taste of 'Big League' glamour

LANSING | The best youth league baseball players get to play on All Star teams and share in the glory of athletic competition at a higher level.

July 27, 2013 6:15 pm
MLB NOTES: Region products try to rev up careers in minors

MLB NOTES: Region products try to rev up careers in minors

Jeff Samardzija of Valparaiso, Curtis Granderson of Lynwood and Lloyd McClendon of Chesterton are household names in the majors. John Mallee of Schererville soon will be as Astros hitting coach.

April 07, 2013 9:30 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: In new season, baseball clings largely to past

New helmets, strong enough to withstand a 100 mph fastball, will be the law of the land in Major League Baseball this season. Supposedly they will prevent concussions.

April 01, 2013 6:30 pm
Granderson visits T.F. South to talk to students about goals, community and even toilets

Granderson visits T.F. South to talk to students about goals, community and even toilets

LANSING | It’s not every day that a professional athlete and the center fielder for the New York Yankees takes the time to talk to high school students about the quality of the toilets they use each day.

January 23, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Granderson visits T.F. South to talk to students about goals, community and even toilets

Granderson visits T.F. South to talk to students about goals, community and even toilets

New York Yankees center fielder and T.F. South graduate Curtis Granderson talks to students Wednesday at the Lansing school.

January 23, 2013 5:42 pm
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