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3 MLB umpire saves woman from edge of Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh

Stephen J. Nesbitt and Steph Chambers Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As a Major League Baseball umpire, John Tumpane often has to defuse tense situations at the ballpark. None compared to the scene he came upon Wednesday as he walked across the Roberto … Continue reading

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Review Of City of Dreams

  In his book, City of Dreams; Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles, Jerald Podair traces the tumultuous journey of Walter O’Malley in his quest to build his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers their own home on the East … Continue reading

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Review of Swingin’ A’s

    In his book, Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ A’s, Jason Turbow takes an in-depth look at the 1970’s Oakland A’s and their controversial owner, Charlie Finley. Beginning with their move from Kansas City … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Back!

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Review of Ty Cobb

In Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty, Charles Leerhsen takes an in-depth look at one of the best and most controversial players to set foot on a baseball diamond. Ty Cobb’s lifetime batting average is the highest in the history of … Continue reading

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6 Christian Athletes to Watch at Rio 2016 By Bethany Jenkins

Athletes in Rio are facing more hurdles than usual at the Olympics this year. Outdoor swimmers are being told to “keep your mouths closed” because the bay has raw sewage. A jiu-jitsu athlete from New Zealand was kidnapped and robbed. Others … Continue reading

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Tribute to Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

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