April 9, 2012 |
Fifty years ago, the biggest man inside Los Angeles' biggest new landmark was 6-foot-7, 255-pound Frank Howard, the National League rookie of the year in 1960 who helped break in Dodger Stadium by slugging 31 home runs, batting .296 and driving in 119 runs. Howard, 75, resides in Northern Virginia and stays informed about major Dodgers news, such as Magic Johnson being part of the new ownership group and Clayton Kershaw winning last year's NL Cy Young Award, only on a limited basis.
July 16, 1987 |
Michael Franks and Denean Howard gave the United States victories in the the men's and women's 400-meter races Wednesday at the World University Games. The U.S. team had swept the 100-meter gold medals at the Dinamo Stadium Tuesday. Franks used a strong kick to finish in 45.33 seconds, a stride ahead of Nigeria's Moses Ugbisie. American Raymond Pierre took the bronze. In the women's 400, Howard won in 51.07.
November 12, 1989 |
Growing up in Vermont in the summer of 1952, 13-year-old James Kinneson's major concerns are trout fishing, baseball and whether or not he will grow an inch or two taller before school reopens in the fall. James' village of Kingdom Gool, so remote that he and his father, Charles, frequently drive for miles to the highest ridge in order to pick up the Boston Red Sox game on the car radio, is typical rural Americana.