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March 17, 1997 | Edited by Jack McCallum and Richard O'Brien
Nellie Fox, who was elected to the Hall of Fame last week along with former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and Negro leagues star Willie Wells, is best remembered for two things: planting a wad of tobacco...
April 16, 1990 | Peter Gammons
Why has fielding improved? Compare infielder Nellie Fox's glove (above, left) with that of Ozzie Smith. Catching has declined though, despite larger mitts with deeper pockets (below).
April 14, 1969
Steadiness is the game of players like Bill Freehan (see cover). Only occasionally are they the stars, but without them the stars could not shine. Their hits sustain rallies. They throw to the right cutoff man, are...
August 10, 1959 | Les Woodcock
August 18, 1958
Howard king, heavyweight champion of Nevada who back-pedaled his way to a listless draw with Archie Moore, upon being asked why he didn't try for a knockout: "Archie is too strong. And besides, I'm a good-looking...