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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

April 06, 1998

Hoop Dreams

Glory Daysby Bill ReynoldsSt. Martin's Press, $22.95 The women in Bill Reynolds's life are frustrated. They findthemselves in assorted ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jan. 24, 1994

The Leprechaun Has Left

No Boston Celtic team since 1948-49 had ever lost this many games in a row at home. Six. The Houston Rockets disposed of the Celtics 94-84 ...

Dec. 18, 1989

IT'S BACK TO THE BAMBINO

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

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 ...

Feb. 06, 1995

The Write Man for the Job

Following baseball's lead, we sign a replacement kolumnist to cover the spoiled sport

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