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Leigh Montville

Leigh Montville

All Leigh Montville Stories

July 15, 2002

Farewell, Teddy Ballgame

With the death of Ted Williams, the author reflects on encounters with the Splendid Splinter over half a century

Feb. 04, 1991

SUPER...AND SURREAL

For some of the U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, the NFL's big show provided a welcome respite from the Storm.

May 17, 1993

Jamie Irving

Jamie Irving's baseball cleats are the one giveaway of his unique ability. Look first at his right foot and you notice the telltale sign that Irving, ...

June 22, 1994

Adam Graves

THE DOORBELL RANG ONE AFTERNOON last December in Adam Graves' sapartment near Rye, N.Y. Graves opened the door to find Tony ...

Sept. 19, 1994

21 BILL RUSSELL

You wonder why the rapid-fire film montages of the '60s almost never show Bill Russell. The music of the Beatles always is played in the ...

Feb. 09, 1995

9 Jeff Bagwell

YOU STOP the film in the summer of 1975. You find theseven-year-old kid in the family living room in Killingworth, Conn.He is sprawled on the ...

May 21, 1990

ANXIETY IN CLEVELAND

"Am I doing enough?" he asks. "Can I ever do enough?" He does not know. He wears a Cleveland Indians cap. He wears a Cleveland Indians ...

Sept. 27, 1999

Inside College Football

Big Red AlertA musical chairs backfield has left Nebraska's offense indisarray After Nebraska gained only 185 yards of total offense ...

Sept. 19, 1994

36 DON KING

He is a storm on the horizon as he approaches. Local weathermen should have a symbol for boxing impresario Don King, maybe a little circle ...

Sept. 19, 1994

26 OLGA KORBUT

She was 85 pounds of pigtailed detente, flipping her way into the American consciousness. The Iron Curtain parted just a bit in August and ...

Dec. 18, 1989

IT'S BACK TO THE BAMBINO

Bring on the Brinks truck, boys—Babe Ruth is a free agent.

April 02, 1990

I REALLY BLEW THIS ONE

Dinner is finished. My mother is in the kitchen washing dishes. My father sits in his favorite chair in the living room, reading the evening paper.

June 28, 2010

A Gift from On High

On his remarkable journey through life, Manute Bol played even bigger than his height

Feb. 18, 1991

Wide to the Right, Forever

The memory of the kick he missed in the Super Bowl is something Scott Norwood is learning to live with

Feb. 15, 1993

LARRY...THANK YOU FOR 13 GREAT SEASONS

Larry Bird, legend You wanted the parquet floor to be cleared. What would be the problem? Ask the dignitaries and family members to walk to ...

July 19, 1993

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO...: Walt Dropo

"Everybody has a moment in his lifetime when everything comes together," Walt Dropo says. "You can't measure what happens to you.

Aug. 19, 1991

BEANTOWN: ONE TOUGH PLACE TO PLAY

Many blacks are concerned that Boston and its teams are rife with racism.

July 03, 2006

Roger CLEMENS - The King Of K's

AN APRIL 1986 GAME WASN'T ANYTHING SPECIAL UNTIL THE 23-YEAR-OLD ROCKET BEGAN BLOWING THE BALL PAST SEATTLE HITTERS--AND STRUCK OUT A RECORD 20