The Called Shot Heard Round The World

Excerpted from From Black Sox to Three-Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sports Writing (University of Chicago Press), edited by Ron Rapoport and featuring stories from the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Daily News, and the Chicago Defender, among other papers. It's an excellent collection, and… » 9/16/13 4:44pm 9/16/13 4:44pm

D-Backs Reliever Attempts To Buy Baseball Card, Gets In Testy Spat…

You probably remember Brad Ziegler as the submarine-style reliever who pitched 39 consecutive scoreless innings to begin his rookie season with the Oakland A's. But what you probably don't know about Ziegler, who pitches for the Arizona Diamondbacks now, is that he is an avid baseball card collector. We only became… » 3/12/13 1:40pm 3/12/13 1:40pm

David Wells Is Selling The Signed Babe Ruth Yankee Hat He Once Wore In…

David Wells says he's not in any financial trouble, he's just tired of keeping track of all the various bits of memorabilia he owns. Among the artifacts he's getting rid of is the signed Babe Ruth Yankee hat he wore in the first inning of a game on June 28, 1997 at the house his hat's previous owner built. » 4/29/12 10:30am 4/29/12 10:30am

The Messy History Of Charlie Sheen's "Winning" Ring

As part of his relentless media odyssey this week, Charlie Sheen introduced himself to Twitter with a message that had a Chappelle-esque, "Kiss the rings, bitches" quality to it. It was an image of Sheen's shimmering 1927 World Series ring that was once worn by another winner with an equally insatiable appetite for… » 3/04/11 12:45pm 3/04/11 12:45pm