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Fallen baseball great tells how faith saved his marriage

Fallen baseball great tells how faith saved his marriage

Sep. 17 | “Marriage is a battlefield. Trust us, we know. Our marriage has suffered through —and survived — adultery, addiction, financial ruin, and the consequences of our own inner struggles… “However, we finally wised up and let God in… Through...

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Cuban-born baseball retirees regret Black Americans’ lack of interest

Jul. 10 |               Tony OlivaPhotos by Charles Hallman Julio Becquer and Tony Oliva, both Cuban-born, both migrated to the United States to play baseball. But if asked, both men quickly express their disappointment that...

Another Black athlete gets posthumous recognition

Another Black athlete gets posthumous recognition

Jul. 6 | William Henry “Bill” Binga until last weekend was resting in an unmarked grave for over 60 years. Now, that is no longer the case. Binga (1869-1950) played professional baseball before he and players like him were banned solely because of their...

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Annual reporting on Twins’ lack of diversity grows tiresome

Jun. 19 | I’ve held off long enough, but it’s that time again to write about the results of Dr. Richard Lapchick’s annual report cards on the pro leagues’ diversity efforts. The other print media use the fewest possible words to mention these Racial...

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Twins outfielder decides to ‘swing one way’

Jun. 7 | It’s been over a week now since Aaron Hicks, the second-year Minnesota Twins centerfielder, quit being a switch hitter to being only a right-handed hitter. What brought him to that decision? Poor front-office decision-making may have resulted in...

‘Deceptive speed’ gives  outfielder a defensive edge

‘Deceptive speed’ gives outfielder a defensive edge

May. 22 |               There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional series throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year,...

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Apr. 14 | Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. Every player on all 30 MLB clubs will wear the number 42 on their backs — the same number Robinson wore when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948; the same number every club permanently...

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Feb. 18 |     All 23 University of Minnesota sports teams generate revenue, but only football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey in the last two years have been profitable, according to reports supplied by the school. Each sport’s total operating...

RBI Softball World Series Workout Day Saturday

RBI Softball World Series Workout Day Saturday

Aug. 15 | Photos from Workout Day Saturday (August 10th, 2013) [nggallery id=40] Photos by Charles Hallman Share:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share...

Baseball offers a third option for athletic success

Baseball offers a third option for athletic success

Aug. 7 |     Baseball has existed for over a century, but among inner-city children it’s almost non-existent. Why isn’t this sport as popular as football and basketball, especially given baseball’s potential to offer the successful player both...