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Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the fac…
TORONTO | Jose Quintana and two relievers gave the White Sox something they hadn't had all year: a shutout.
You've seen the sequence over and over.
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher and Crown Point grad Dan Plesac, center, is congratulated by teammates Mike Birkbeck, left, and Juan Nieves after their 5-4 win over the White Sox in Chicago on April 20, 1987.
Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura poses in the outfield bleachers at San Francisco's AT&T Park.
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Home plate umpire Nike Bremigan restrains the White Sox's Ron Kittle after he was hit on the knee by a pitch throw by the Orioles' Mike Flanagan in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the 1983 American League Championship Series.
CHICAGO | There was probably no color-blind corner of the United States in 1947, the year Jackie Robinson became baseball’s first African-American player in modern times.
HOBART | It started as a friendly hallway wager between students.
New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon was shivering alongside team broadcaster Rick Rizzs and general manager Jack Zduriencik during last month's FanFest at Safeco Field.
Robinson Cano, left, shakes hands with Seattle Mariners manager and Gary native Lloyd McClendon after being introduced Dec. 12 as the newest member of the Mariners baseball team.
CHICAGO | Chairman Tom Ricketts insisted there will be a day when results replace promises and headlines focus on victories for the Cubs.
BOSTON | Michael Wacha had a funny way of preparing for his World Series start that's supposed to save the season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The out-of-sight, but not out-of-mind guy should be the abiding topic of Jose Abreu’s introduction to the White Sox this morning at U.S. Cellular Field.
It was 1945. World War II had recently ended. The Cubs were in the World Series, and 13-year-old John Stiles was at Wrigley Field with his dad for Games 4 and 5 against the Detroit Tigers.
BOSTON | Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.
Randy McCambridge is about to go where few of us dare, a land where danger lurks around every corner and the unexpected is a way of life.
Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jose Lobaton swung a bat made in Valparaiso when he belted a walk-off homer out of Tropicana Field in the bottom of the ninth Monday.
CHICAGO | Almost everyone believes the Detroit Tigers should be headed for greatness, playing to the end of October and snaring the Motor City’s third World Series title in 45 years.
A 40-year-old chicken would never sell. Too tough. Too dry. You'd need a blowtorch to slice it.
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