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.
New York Yankees center fielder and T.F. South graduate Curtis Granderson poses for a photograph with T.F. South junior Amber Bell at the school in Lansing.
CHICAGO | With a myriad of video and on-line aids at his disposal, Curtis Granderson’s will get to know Chris Sale tonight the old-fashioned way – touch and feel.
Amateur foodie Curtis Granderson has some old T.F. South connections like New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas and former high-school outfield mate Eddie Mahoney as fellow investors in a Chicago restaurant group.
Last month, I wrote about Curtis Granderson's visit to Lansing, where his high school jersey No.14 was retired at T.F. South High School. It's the same number he now wears as a center fielder for the New York Yankees. For those of you who don't follow baseball and who may not know much about…
Last weekend, a Thornton Fractional Township High School graduate was in town for a day of festivities to honor him and to give back to the sports organization that helped teach him the fundamentals of the game that he's made a career out of.
Curtis Granderson, centerfielder for the New York Yankees and a 1999 graduate of T.F. South, was honored by his alma mater with a jersey retirement ceremony.
LANSING | For one day, the Yankee resorted back to his days of being a Rebel.
CHICAGO | The New York Yankees traded for Lynwood's Curtis Granderson late in 2009 to play their most storied position -- center field.
CHICAGO | Sports fans love to kick around superstars who run afoul of the law, choke in monster games, or lack common sense in public.
CHICAGO | Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson knows baseball talent. Heck, he once had a candy bar named after him.
CHICAGO | Even the New York Yankees, loaded with All-Stars, future Hall of Famers and perennial champions, have room for even more team leaders.
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