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A Film To Help Baseball Fans Through The Winter

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.15.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

These are the kinds of stories that can only be told from the perspective of somebody, like Leonoudakis, who loves baseball and spends more time thinking about it than is probably recommended by most spouses and mental health professionals.

It's Over: Farewell Yogi Berra

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.23.2015 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

A few years ago on Yogi Berra's birthday, I tweeted out a birthday greeting with a link to a YouTube video of his career highlights. A British Twitter...

Did a Teenage Female Pitcher Strike Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Back-to-Back?

Brian Cronin | Posted 09.11.2015 | Women
Brian Cronin

Joe Engel was involved with professional baseball from age 19 through his mid-60s. He spent most of his career associated with Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators. Engel pitched for the Senators from 1912-1915 as well as his final year in the Majors, 1920.

Highest-Priced Baseball Memorabilia

MoneyTips | Posted 08.19.2015 | Sports

How many budding millionaires were thwarted when their parents threw out their old baseball cards? Nobody really knows -- but occasionally people unearth old baseball cards or other memorabilia from an attic or storage chest from bygone days.

'Just What the Doctor Ordered'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.18.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I began to wonder about my longevity when I read that researchers in the United Kingdom had created a survey that can calculate a person's chances of dying in the next five years.

When Every Second Counts

George Heymont | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

The 2015 San Francisco Silent Film Festival included works by two of the silent era's comic geniuses. One was a titan of silent film who personally took great care to make sure that his work was preserved for future generations. The other was a relatively unknown actor/animator whose prodigious imagination (and fascination with mechanical devices) combined physical comedy with dazzling feats of surrealism.

Tomorrow: This Season's Best Baseball Game

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Sports
Keith Thomson

On Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m., the Birmingham Barons, currently 21-24 in the Southern League (AA-level minors), will host the last-place Jacksonville Suns. In and of itself, no, it's not the Game of the Year. Still, if you can see just one game in 2015, this is it. Because it's the only game of the year at Rickwood Field.

Sport and Society for Arete -- Ruth's First Home Run

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

A hundred years ago, Babe Ruth strode to the plate and cracked his first major league home run on May 5, 1915. Twenty years later he would hit No. 714, a milestone that would stand for generations.

Grace Bats Last

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Francis Levy | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

here's an inner circle that hangs over all our lives, an inner sanctum to which we will never gain admittance. Of course the oedipal chamber, where the primal scene is enacted is the inner circle which all children are excluded from.

Are You Ashamed of Where You Grew Up?

Findery | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel

If you're ashamed of where you grew up, you shouldn't be. Some of our greatest heroes and most famous celebrities came from humble backgrounds. And all of these places are worth a visit.

What I Learned During Lunch With Derek Jeter

Ed Tseng | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Ed Tseng

When I heard that Jeter was retiring after this season, I wanted to get a first-hand glimpse at the real Derek Jeter, but as you can imagine, he has been difficult to reach this year.

Overcoming Failure and Disappointment

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.

Time for Tedious All-Star Game Debates Again

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

All-Star Game-related debates are not particularly interesting or important, but they will likely continue to be part of the rhythm of the season, like late July trade rumors or late September wild card races.

Yankee Hypocrisy on Their Own History

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

No team in sports talks more about their history than the New York Yankees and that is why the decision to honor Tino Martinez and Paul O'Neill with plaques in Yankee Stadium is so puzzling. Honoring Martinez and O'Neill is an affront to Yankee history for two reasons.

Sport and Society for Arete - The Week

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.27.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It was one of those very special weeks in SportsWorld. At least three things stood out: two in baseball and one in the bizarre world of the NCAA. It...

Is Hank Aaron The True Home Run King?

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way. Aa...

Commemorating Derek Jeter, Forgetting Bernie Willams

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Every mention of a core four, the alleged true Yankees at the heart of their 1996-2009 run, is a reminder of how another great Yankee, Bernie Williams, has become increasingly overlooked over time.

5 Historic Icons Who Had A Reputation For Being Racist

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 03.27.2014 | Black Voices

There are certain historic figures who we've idolized, placing them on the highest of pedestals in our minds and in our hearts. Their memories evoke a...

Barry Bonds Back With the Giants

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

When faced with a tough decision following MLB's celebration of the steroid-laden feats of Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire in 1998, Bonds made the wrong one. That reality cannot be ignored or changed, but it also should not be overstated. At a time when cheating was rampant and all but encouraged, Bonds cheated too.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

First Nighter: 'Bronx Bombers' Fields Yogi Berra Well Enough

David Finkle | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Eric Simonson, who gets his kicks writing plays about sports figures, is jumping the gun on Valentine's Day by sending a lavish Broadway card to now 88-year-old Yogi Berra.

Why Celebrate Babe Ruth's Birthday in Detroit? Why Not?

Ethan Casey | Posted 03.30.2014 | Detroit
Ethan Casey

More than two decades ago, in the early 1990s, the task at hand for some of us in Detroit was still to try to save Tiger Stadium. It's a long story, but in a city with a Third World-level infant mortality rate and many other severe problems, there was a lot more at stake than baseball or nostalgia.

Long Lost Babe Ruth Item From Yankees' 1st Series Triumph Up For Sale

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.26.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Babe Ruth's 1923 World Series championship pocket watch, for decades thought to be lost to history, is coming to a New York City auc...