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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 05, 2014 ~ Comment (1)

Last Living World Series Cub Returns To Wrigley Field

By Jeff Bossert

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Lennie Merullo and his son, Len ‘Boots’ Merullo at Wrigley Field.

Barring an unlikely turnaround this season, the Chicago Cubs are mired in another long year. But this weekend, the Cubs and their fans will be reminded of a time their team was at the top, getting a visit from their oldest living former player.

Categories: History, Sports

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 05, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career

By Bill Chappell

Don Zimmer before the 1990 All-Star Game

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Along the way, the word "beloved" was often attached to his name. Baseball – the players, the fans, seemingly the sport itself – is mourning Don Zimmer today, after he died at age 83 Wednesday.

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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2014

Senate To NFL: Change The Redskins’ Name

By Frank James

Both senators in Maryland — where the Washington Redskins play — signed on to a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to get the team to change its name.

The United States Senate ratcheted up the pressure on owner Daniel Snyder on Thursday after a letter — signed by half the Senate — was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to use his authority to get the Washington Redskins to change a team name that many consider racist.




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