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  • Branch Rickey

    Branch Rickey

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Jimmy Breslin scores a solid base hit with this concise, lively biography of game-changing baseball manager Branch Rickey.

  • In Pictures Best of Monitor Photography 2010 National

    Children competed zealously at a pie-eating contest at the Durham County Fair in Durham, Conn., this past fall.

  • World Series: How much do you know about the Fall Classic?

    World Series: How much do you know about the Fall Classic?

    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.

  • In Pictures Arrrrr you ready for some pirates?

    Mondex, a Chihuahua, wears a pirate costume during a Halloween dog show to benefit an animal welfare organization in Manila, Philippines, in October 2008.

  • Revenue sharing rewards losing teams.  How can we turn that around?

    The Sports Economist Revenue sharing rewards losing teams. How can we turn that around?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates earned large profits despite losing most of their games, thanks to low payroll and high league revenue sharing.

  • Gallery Supreme Court Justices with no prior judicial experience

    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.

  • Opening day: eight questions for the baseball season

    Opening day: eight questions for the baseball season

    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.

  • Minor-league baseball: New Jersey players swing for the bigs

    Minor-league baseball: New Jersey players swing for the bigs

    One-time major-league stars now playing in minor-league baseball look for a shot at redemption with New Jersey's Newark Bears.

  • In Pictures Glimpses of Spring: Baseball Preview

    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.

  • In Pictures Dead stadiums

    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.