Satchel Paige

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Final Chapter in the University of Missouri Press Saga

    Remember how the University of Missouri Press decided to "modernize" itself last spring by laying off the entire staff and replacing it with a group of grad students led by an English professor? Well, to hell with that. Maybe the Press wasn't so broken after all. Well, OK, maybe the threats of lega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    University of Missouri Press to Shut Down in July

    The Post-Dispatch was not the only publishing institution in Missouri to have a bad week. Yesterday morning, Tim Wolfe, the president of the University of Missouri system, announced plans to shut down the University of Missouri Press. The news came as a complete surprise to the ten-member staff, ed ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 1, 2012
  • Calendar

    August 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    The Return of Oil Can!

    We've all seen that movie, the one with Dennis Quaid, and he used to be a big prospect pitcher, but he blew out his arm, right? And then he goes to big league camp one year, after he's been coaching little league for like ten years, and all of a sudden he can throw like a hundred miles an hour? Yeah ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Ask a Negro Leaguer Column

    Week of May 5, 2006

  • Calendar

    August 31, 2005

    Black Ball

    The National Pastime in Black and White

  • News

    July 20, 2005

    Ask a Negro Leaguer

    Week of July 20, 2005

  • Culture

    February 2, 2005

    Major League

    The Alton Little Theater swings for the Fences

  • News

    July 28, 2004

    Dirt Track Nation

    At Tri-City Speedway they don't mess around with "race cars." They race cars.

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2000

    The Readbirds

    The life stories of St. Louis' pro-baseball teams are lovingly chronicled in Peter Golenbock's The Spirit of St. Louis: A History of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns

  • News

    May 19, 1999

    Lights Out

    Despite the efforts of rehabber Patrick Schneider, the notion of a Gaslight Square revival seems to be running short on both time and money

  • News

    March 10, 1999

    Reconstructing Larry

    City Treasurer Larry Williams used to be known for bounced checks, bad audits and bogus talk. Now he's emerging as the savior of downtown. Who'da thunk it?