March 1, 1999 |
State GOP activists wrapped up their weekend convention Sunday by peaceably settling a divisive leadership fight, squaring away rules for the next presidential primary and slapping at the party's recent gubernatorial nominee. After hearing from a seventh and final presidential hopeful--New Hampshire Sen.
April 3, 2005 |
When I began writing "The Boys of Summer" in the autumn of 1968, my friendship with Jackie Robinson proved a benediction. One significant aspect of that book was its commercial success. Robinson telephoned me during the summer of 1972, when the book was No. 1 in Boise, Brockton and elsewhere, and called me some X-rated names. "You've got my telephone ringing every damn minute," he said. "People seem to be finding out I'm not an Uncle Tom."
July 10, 2012 |
BASEBALL LEGEND : Hank Greenberg did not get picked for the All-Star Game despite having a record number of runs batted in at the All Star break and his own manager was picking the team! Hank Greenberg was one of the most dominant hitters in Major League history. Think Albert Pujols or Frank Thomas in their first nine seasons. That's how good Greenberg was (and, like Pujols and Thomas, he was a first baseman). Although he had a relatively short career, he still put up big-time numbers and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956.
August 5, 1985 |
As Pete Rose closes in on Ty Cobb's lifetime hits record, more attention is being paid to the career of the man called the Georgia Peach. This article on Cobb's final months, written in 1961, was described by Bob Considine as "perhaps the best sports piece I have ever read." It won the Associated Press' Best Sports Story of the Year Award. Al Stump wrote this story for True magazine. Stump, 64, is a free lance writer who has had more than 1,000 magazine articles and 7 books published.
July 29, 1987
Travis Jackson, 84, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 by the veterans committee, died at his home in Waldo, Ark. Jackson played shortstop on John McGraw's New York Giant teams of the 1920s and 1930s.
October 26, 1985
Somewhere out there, John McGraw, Miller Huggins, Connie Mack, Casey Stengel and Walter Alston were sitting around looking down on the Dodger ninth inning witnessing that flagrant violation of fundamental baseball strategy and said to the powers that be, "Let them eat cake." CY AMITIN Montrose