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    It was the summer of 1966. For the first time, U.S. military planes bomb the North Vietnam capital of Hanoi. Ted Williams would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. On the radio, the Mamas and the Papas' "Monday, Monday" seemed to be an hourly anthem.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Kid'

    Biographers all too often either fall in love with their subject or wind up hating the person so much that the book becomes a difficult-to-read hatchet job. Balance and nuance are increasingly rare commodities in contemporary nonfiction, and for that matter in society overall. That's why "The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams" is such a delight.

  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92

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  • Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial dies at age 92

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 25, 1952, file photo, St. Loius Cardinals; Stan Musial poses with his bats on his shoulder as he put on his St. Louis Cardinal uniform for the first time this season at spring training baseball in St. Petersburg, Fla. Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday, Jan 19, 2013, the Cardinals announced. He was 92. (AP Photo/Stroup, File)

    Stan Musial: Cardinals Hall of Famer dead at 92

    Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s.

  • KEENE: Richard Ben Cramer, great reporter and friend

    I didn’t know Richard Ben Cramer when Bill Schulz, then the Washington editor of the Reader’s Digest, called me at the beginning of the 1988 presidential campaign to say that Mr. Cramer was writing a book about the candidates and their campaigns, but couldn’t get the access to Bob Dole he needed.

  • Tigers' Cabrera wins 1st Triple Crown in 45 years

    Miguel Cabrera became the 15th player to win baseball's Triple Crown on Wednesday night, the reluctant superstar thrust into the spotlight by joining an elite list that includes Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.

  • Johnny Pesky, beloved by Red Sox fans, dies at 92

    Adored by generations of Red Sox fans, Johnny Pesky was so much a part of Boston baseball that the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park was named for him.

  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 31, 2006, photo, Boston Red Sox great Johnny Pesky lifts his cap during a television interview before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. Pesky, who spent most of his 60-plus years in pro baseball with the Red Sox and was beloved by the team's fans, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Danvers, Mass. He was 92. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

    Johnny Pesky, Red Sox legend, dies at 92

    Johnny Pesky, who spent most of his 60-plus years in pro baseball with the Boston Red Sox and was beloved by the team's fans, has died. He was 92.

  • Ted Williams' MVP plaque sells for $300K in Boston

    Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams' 1949 MVP plaque sold Saturday for nearly $300,000 at the first major auction of his sports, military and personal memorabilia.

  • Oldest former major leaguer turns 101 in Cuba

    Conrado Marrero can still remember the crisp feeling of slipping on his Washington Senators uniform, and the surge of adrenaline he got staring down Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and other major league batters. But the diminutive right-hander's glory days are a world _ and a revolution _ away.

  • Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams stands July 1, 1941, on the steps of the dugout at Yankee Stadium before the game. (Associated Press)

    Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston

    ans seeking to buy items once owned by legendary Red Sox slugger Ted Williams will flock to Boston's Fenway Park beginning Wednesday for a preview of the first major auction of sports, military and personal memorabilia documenting Williams' life.

  • Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston

    He was a skilled fisherman, a veteran of two wars and an accomplished hunter. Oh, and Ted Williams also played baseball.

  • Oldest former major leaguer turns 101 in Cuba

    Conrado Marrero can still remember the crisp feeling of slipping on his Washington Senators uniform, and the surge of adrenaline he got staring down Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and other major league batters. But the diminutive right-hander's glory days are a world _ and a revolution _ away.

  • No Washington team has made the playoffs in the 77 years since Hall-of-Famer Joe Cronin (right, shown with Bucky Harris) was dealt to the Boston Red Sox in 1934. (Associated Press)

    DALY: Washington, Boston: Tales of two cities

    The Boston Red Sox are in Washington on Tuesday to play the Nationals in the teams' final exhibition game. And if you've heard once, you've heard 100 times about Red Sox great Ted Williams taking over the Expansion Senators in 1969 and managing them to their only winning record (86-76) - indeed, the best record by a Washington ballclub since the 1945 war year.

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