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"H.B. Champion Standards Win 3 to 2! Fastest Game of Baseball Witnessed Here! 2000 See Game! Gate receipts over $609!" So trumpeted the local headlines one summer day in the late 1920s after a ballgame in Huntington Beach. For many fans, baseball...
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Megan Molina scored on a cross from Jenny Soliman four minutes into the second half against North Irvine and that was all Fountain Valley (Region 5) would need to clinch the AYSO Area K championship, 1-0, Saturday in girls' Under-19 division action....
Tags: Football, Hospitals and Clinics
El sur de Florida, con todo su glamour y eclecticismo, recibió un duro golpe esta semana cuando los dueños de equipos de la NFL hicieron pedazos el sueño de Miami de convertirse nuevamente en sede de un Super Bowl. En una votación que resultó en...
Jackie Robinson never appears in Brian Golden’s “Cooperstown,” currently enjoying its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre Company’s shiny new second stage, but the very idea of him is enough to catalyze powerful changes for the...
We recently asked you to list your choices for the 10 greatest Dodgers of all time, and vote you did, as we received an amazing 12,231 ballots. So many people voted that we have decided to expand the list from the top 10 to the top 20. Each weekday at...
Tags: Politics, World Series, Sports, Awards and Prizes, Baseball
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon on a cluttered street in Gardena, some very big and skilled athletes are hanging out on a concrete basketball court, bouncing around underneath rusted backboards and chain nets, acting out a typical inner-city scene, with...
“42” reminds how far we’ve come on race Dear Editor, The other night my wife Kristen and I went to see the movie42, the Jackie Robinson story. Being the son of a baseball coach and having played baseball in high school, I am...
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Baseball is a game of failure. The best hitters make outs almost seven times out of 10 at-bats, and the best pitchers don't win a third of their starts. Baseball biographies and autobiographies have a similar success rate. Too many are publicity-...
My young colleague, Ben Welsh, who hails from Swisher, Iowa, by way of Columbia, Mo., and Washington, D.C., quickly caught on to what we native Angelenos know subliminally. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Scully: A May 14 Op-Ed about Vin Scully said...
I got a rare opportunity last Monday. I had a chance to watch history twice in the same day. On April 29, I finally had a chance to see “42” -- the story of Jackie Robinson, who in 1947 was used to break the color barrier in major league...
There was a time, in 1947 and before, when the mere presence of an African-American on a Major League Baseball team was enough to shake the game and the nation alike. Six years after Jackie Robinson smashed the sport's color barrier that year, still...
I went to see the movie "42" last week, about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. It is an important topic and the movie has a chance to enlighten a whole generation on crucial matters that occurred 66 years ago. However,...
Tags: 42 (movie), Sports, Baseball, USA Today, Movies
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