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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.

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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

GEORGE CASTLE: Young infielders have much to gain, but dare not look behind

CHICAGO | Fortunate that Marcus Semien and Leury Garcia probably haven’t heard of Satchel Paige’s most famous homily:

September 11, 2013 10:30 pm
GEORGE CASTLE: Konerko ought to consider the cleanest of breaks

GEORGE CASTLE: Konerko ought to consider the cleanest of breaks

CHICAGO | The Paul Konerko Watch has flipped on and off most of the 2013 season, but it apparently has to wait until some date in mid-autumn for a sudden announcement either way.

September 11, 2013 8:00 pm
Civil Rights

Civil Rights

The participants in the Friday roundtable discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center were, from left, Kenny Williams of the White Sox, Shari Runner of the Chicago Urban League, Wendy Lewis of Major League Baseball, Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, moderator Harold Reynolds of MLB Network, Thomas…

August 24, 2013 7:58 pm
Cubs get 1st shutout in St. Louis in 16 years

Cubs get 1st shutout in St. Louis in 16 years

ST. LOUIS | With a small sample size from which to choose, Chris Rusin can easily pick his best performances. His latest ranks toward the top.

August 09, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Traditions die hard, failure lives on in big leagues

Last week in this space, I wondered why youth baseball leagues didn't uniformly use reduced injury factor baseballs and why they don't have automated external defibrillators on hand at each field.

July 29, 2013 9:00 pm
Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay blame new members of their entourages for drug woes

Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay blame new members of their entourages for drug woes

Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay painstakingly built their record-setting careers and untainted reputations by resisting shortcuts and exercising tight control over who gained entrance to their inner circles.

July 20, 2013 6:45 pm
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