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JOHN DOHERTY: Nothing lucky about Lou Gehrig's disease

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…

July 07, 2014 5:15 pm
Quintana gets win as White Sox blank Blue Jays 4-0

Quintana gets win as White Sox blank Blue Jays 4-0

TORONTO | Jose Quintana and two relievers gave the White Sox something they hadn't had all year: a shutout.

June 29, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: VU's Bryce Drew preparing to rock and throw

AL HAMNIK: VU's Bryce Drew preparing to rock and throw

You've seen the sequence over and over.

June 21, 2014 6:00 pm
Dan Plesac, Brewers

Dan Plesac, Brewers

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.

June 11, 2014 8:46 pm
Mayo Joe Stahura, San Francisco's AT&T Park

Mayo Joe Stahura, San Francisco's AT&T Park

Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura poses in the outfield bleachers at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

June 10, 2014 5:17 pm
OFFBEAT: Chicago Cubs Valpo name Jeff Samardzija has media buzzing

OFFBEAT: Chicago Cubs Valpo name Jeff Samardzija has media buzzing

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ron Kittle vs. Orioles

Ron Kittle vs. Orioles

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.

April 23, 2014 11:08 pm
WHITE SOX: Reinsdorf says Robinson’s race not a big deal in 1947 Brooklyn

WHITE SOX: Reinsdorf says Robinson’s race not a big deal in 1947 Brooklyn

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.

April 20, 2014 9:00 pm
JIM PETERS: Old friends stay in touch through friendly all-star game wagers

JIM PETERS: Old friends stay in touch through friendly all-star game wagers

HOBART | It started as a friendly hallway wager between students.

February 26, 2014 5:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Gary's Lloyd McClendon ready to join Seattle's Best

AL HAMNIK: Gary's Lloyd McClendon ready to join Seattle's Best

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.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm
Robinson Cano, Lloyd McClendon

Robinson Cano, Lloyd McClendon

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.

February 03, 2014 9:02 pm
Cubs still promising better days ahead

Cubs still promising better days ahead

CHICAGO | Chairman Tom Ricketts insisted there will be a day when results replace promises and headlines focus on victories for the Cubs.

January 19, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Grounded Cardinals hope to fly high again with Wacha

Grounded Cardinals hope to fly high again with Wacha

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.

October 29, 2013 7:00 pm

GEORGE CASTLE: ‘What about Konerko?’ real topic of Abreu intro

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.

October 28, 2013 7:15 pm
JIM PETERS: World Series trip an annual rite for Stiles

JIM PETERS: World Series trip an annual rite for Stiles

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.

October 23, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Cardinals, Red Sox set to renew their October rivalry

Cardinals, Red Sox set to renew their October rivalry

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.

October 22, 2013 6:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: McCambridge ready to make his pitch to the Philippines

AL HAMNIK: McCambridge ready to make his pitch to the Philippines

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.

October 14, 2013 6:15 pm
Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

Hoosier Bat Co. has more competition, opportunity

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.

October 13, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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McClendon, touted Tigers must traverse minefield to win it all

McClendon, touted Tigers must traverse minefield to win it all

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.

October 02, 2013 6:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: The World Famous Chicken not ready to fly the coop

AL HAMNIK: The World Famous Chicken not ready to fly the coop

A 40-year-old chicken would never sell. Too tough. Too dry. You'd need a blowtorch to slice it.

September 14, 2013 8:00 pm
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