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.
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.
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.
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.
All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson takes time to take photos with each of his Grand Kids Baseball Clinic participants, including Carter Stephens.
All-Star MLB outfielder Curtis Granderson encourages youth baseball camp participants to cheer on their teammates during a drill.
CHICAGO | Welcome to Granderson Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Yankees center fielder and T.F. South graduate Curtis Granderson talks to students Wednesday at the Lansing school.
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