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Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973. The big red horse had taken off like a rocket ship to run down the field at the Kentucky Derby, winning in less than two minutes, a...
Tags: Equestrian, Culture, Belmont Stakes, Preakness Stakes, Pimlico
My father, Bill Guilfoile, was a baseball executive for 40 years with the New York Yankees, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also a compulsive reader, and it's no surprise that his favorite subject was the game that has...
The Hartford CourantHolding two Olympic gold medals in his 81-year-old hands, Lindy Remigino breaks into laughter. The medals show their age. The stories do not. The stories never grow old. "Look at these medals, I don't even know which one is which," said Remigino, who won...
24 FramesMy pals who are big sports nuts love to heap scorn on Hollywood sports movies, especially when the discussion is unfolding in a bar. Their biggest complaint? The films are squishy, full of more easy sentiment than soul, with the victories being achieved...
WatchdogSomeone asked during my online chat Tuesday whether I thought prolific U.S. Open Twitterer Dan Jenkins is one of the top 10 sportswriters of all time. I replied by saying I am not an expert on the work of sportswriters......
Jim Bellows, a legendary editor who built a career resuscitating underdog big-city newspapers from Los Angeles to New York and helped turn Tom Wolfe and Jimmy Breslin into stars, has died. He was 86. Bellows, a longtime resident of Brentwood, died...
Tribune staff reporterJerome Holtzman, who went from copy boy to Hall of Famer in a distinguished career as a Chicago sportswriter, died Saturday after a long illness. He was 81 and was affectionately known to colleagues as "the Dean," a term reflecting his stature as a...
Everything They Had Sports Writing From David Halberstam David Halberstam Hyperion: 402 pp., $24.95 When David Halberstam was killed in a car crash near San Francisco last spring, he'd just finished what turned out to be his final book, "The Coldest...
WatchdogHere is an interesting essay about the state of sportswriting from the Columbia Journalism Review. It was recommended by long-lost Friend of WatchDog Richard Deitsch, who is about halfway into his fellowship at Michigan, where he is trying to fix......
The day the Orioles arrived in Baltimore, trolleys clanged down cobbled streets. Kids rushed to see Pinocchio at the Hippodrome. Banana boats dumped their bushels onto weathered wharves where the Inner Harbor now stands. On April 15, 1954, Baltimore...
Sun StaffWhen Vincent Pettway, the handsome man and superb fighter, knocked out Italy's Gianfranco Rosi in Las Vegas on Sept. 17, 1994, he became Baltimore's first world boxing champion in more than half a century. He made headlines, logged a fair amount of mug...
Tribune staff reporterIt occurred to me that the world, or baseball, anyhow, owes Jerome Holtzman his own action figure. Being the freshly designated "official baseball historian" is all very nice, but action figures say it louder these days. Why an action figure for...
May 16, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Mar 30, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jul 28, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
Oct 28, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
Jun 24, 2009 |Blog| Newsday
Mar 7, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jul 21, 2008 |Story| Chicago Tribune
May 4, 2008 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 6, 2009 |Blog| Newsday
Apr 15, 2004 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Apr 26, 2001 |Story| Baltimore Sun
May 30, 1999 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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