Bat Fetching Sports Dog Retires After 649 Consecutive Games

All dogs are good dogs. This is objective fact and I will not hear any arguments against it. But some dogs, like Miss Babe Ruth of Greensboro, N.C., are better dogs. Since she was a nine-month-old puppy, the black labrador retriever has worked for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers, living up to her breed’s namesake… »8/30/15 11:55am8/30/15 11:55am


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 4:44pm9/16/13 4:44pm

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

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 1:40pm3/12/13 1:40pm

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

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 10:30am4/29/12 10:30am