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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How the Menomonee Valley brought the big leagues to Milwaukee

This Friday afternoon, the Milwaukee Brewers' home park will be the site of the biggest party...
Monday, July 20, 2009

Tonight @ Brocach Irish Pub, 9 p.m.

Though the hit 1989 baseball comedy Major League followed a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians, most of the film was actually shot in Milwaukee at the city’s old County Stadium. Sharp eyes will notice a WTMJ logo on the stadium’s scoreboard, and might even recognize a couple local landmarks, including the Safe House and Major Goolsby’s. Also on loan from Milwaukee, in a more prominent role: Brewers announcer Bob Uecker, who steals the...
Friday, July 4, 2008

Jim Cryns on Sports

I completely understand the retirement of uniform numbers. I respect the dignity and overall gesture embodied in the ceremony, especially in the case of players of historical significance like Jackie Robinson. His courageous entry into the exclusively white Wonder Bread ranks of professional baseball preceded the heroics of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King by decades. Branch Rickey, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was instrumental in breaking the racial barrier. While his primary motive may or may not have been getting one of the best players in the world on his team, Rickey’s reasons are incidental. His ultimate actions are what mean so much more.

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