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Nicholas Dawidoff

Nicholas Dawidoff

All Nicholas Dawidoff Stories

Oct. 16, 1989

TRIATHLONS DEHUMANIZE

For five months this year I devoted inordinate hours to physical exercise preparing for a triathlon. A triathlon is an endurance sport in which ...

Dec. 18, 1989

ATTEN-HUT, YOU SKIERS!

Colorado digs honor WW II'S 10th Mountain Division.

Sept. 30, 1991

Alive And Kicking

Presumed dead in August, the Red Sox are back in their division's race

May 22, 1989

PLAYING BALL AND CHAIN

After finishing 13th in the American League in hitting last year, the Chicago White Sox now begin each day in shackles. Look inside the batting ...

Aug. 12, 1991

There's Joy in Mudcatville

A minor league ball club with a Huck Finn attitude is the talk of the town in Zebulon, N.C.

April 03, 1989

LEAPIN' LIZARDS! (AND FROGS)

And now the sports news. The word from the Olympic long jump trials in Berkeley, Calif., is that records are falling daily, perhaps because of the ...

June 13, 1988

THE SLO-PITCH MAN

The pitching ace of the Chicago White Sox is the kind of guy who likes to spend the off-season hanging out at Sippy's Esquire Lounge with his ...

Oct. 27, 1986

IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT LEAGUE NOW

New National League president A. Bartlett Giamatti's kitchen was hotter than usual on Friday afternoon, the day before the first game of the ...

Dec. 14, 1987

A VOLUME OF POETRY ON MOTION

"Baseball is reassuring," says the poet Sharon Olds. "It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up." This Sporting Life (Milkweed ...

June 01, 1987

IS IT ALL IN THE BALL?

In Pittsburgh, manager Jim Leyland shakes his head as the Pirates' 5'8", 150- pound reserve outfielder, John Cangelosi, crushes a 400-foot ...

May 09, 1988

FOR RELAXATION, THE HALL'S LIBRARIAN—PLAYS BALL

In the last few years Tom Heitz has become close to Ty Cobb. He knows Lou Gehrig intimately. He whiles away the hours with Casey Stengel.

June 12, 1989

TOO GOOD TO BE LEFT OUT

Baseball is for almost everyone. To excel you can be broad (Babe Ruth), slight ( Willie Keeler), tall (Frank Howard) or short (Joe Morgan).

July 11, 1988

THE TALE IS ALL IN THE TELLING

Since the days of Homer, there have been two essential truths about storytelling: Everybody has a story, and not everyone is a great teller.

May 02, 1988

A MUSEUM THAT'S ON THE WILD SIDE

The woods, streams and rolling farmland around Mumford, N.Y., make the area a more likely spot for hunting, fishing or riding than for museum ...

Sept. 14, 1987

THE OLD SCHOOLYARD PROVIDED SOME REAL KICKS

Just as their eccentricities make Fenway Park and Wrigley Field ideal places to play baseball, Worthington Hooker School in New Haven, ...

April 04, 1988

IN MR. MAC'S WILDCAT LEAGUE, EVERYONE GETS TO PLAY

It was such a pleasant day in April 1960 in Fort Wayne, Ind., that 80-year-old Dale McMillen decided to take a couple of hours off from running ...

April 07, 1986

A BOOKSHOP OF MOUNTAINEERING LORE ON, APPROPRIATELY, THE FIFTH FLOOR

Over the years the ancient sport of mountaineering has inspired an outpouring of books—more than 10000 in English alone. Working out of ...

Sept. 28, 1987

RECALLING JACKIE ROBINSON

When he first met Jackie Robinson, Carl Erskine was a 20-year-old minor leaguer pitching for the Brooklyn Dodgers' farm team in Fort Worth.