Pulitzer Prize-winner Jimmy Breslin scores a solid base hit with this concise, lively biography of game-changing baseball manager Branch Rickey.
Children competed zealously at a pie-eating contest at the Durham County Fair in Durham, Conn., this past fall.
The 106th World Series, featuring the Rangers and Giants, is underway. With the help of MLB.com and Baseball-reference.com, we've come up with a quiz to test your knowledge of World Series history. You'll find answers to questions on subsequent pages and on the last page of the quiz.
Mondex, a Chihuahua, wears a pirate costume during a Halloween dog show to benefit an animal welfare organization in Manila, Philippines, in October 2008.
The Pittsburgh Pirates earned large profits despite losing most of their games, thanks to low payroll and high league revenue sharing.
Louis Brandeis (Associate Justice, 1916 - 1939): Justice Brandeis was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. Wilson had offered him a cabinet position three years earlier but Brandeis declined, preferring to remain a lawyer and investigate the concentration of wealth by large companies, culminating in his 1914 book, “Other People’s Money, and How the Bankers Use It.” After a fierce political battle, Brandeis was seated as an associate justice in June, 1916. Brandeis is seen here (first l.) in a photo of the US Supreme Court Justices in their robes in New York City in 1917.
On opening day of the baseball season, the Monitor looks at whose major league debut is most anticipated and whether Matt Wieters really deserves to be a Sports Illustrated cover boy.
One-time major-league stars now playing in minor-league baseball look for a shot at redemption with New Jersey's Newark Bears.
The Howe family reacts as the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Rays tie the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning of a preseason game in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Rays won in the 10th by a score of 4 to 3.
YANKEE STADIUM: A view of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx is seen from the upper deck during the Yankees game against the Tampa Bay Rays in July 2008. The 2008 season was the final season the Yankees played in the House that Ruth Built before moving next door to a new Yankee Stadium.