He ignored the bigots, despite an avalanche of vicious letters and threats when he approached Ruth’s record. His 755 home runs made him a player for the ages.
John Schulian is a former nationally syndicated sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the co-creator of TV's Xena: Warrior Princess. He is most recently the editor of The Great American Sports Page.
One of the great tragedies of baseball history are the countless black players left unsung because of segregation. One of them, Oscar Charleston, might be the greatest of all time.
A classic profile of the cantankerous but lovable Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko.