Essays

The Rookie: The Coming Of Age Of A Sportswriter Of “The Other” Gender
August 9, 1992 | Chicago Tribune

“The first time I went to Yankee Stadium to interview the Bronx Bombers, female sportswriters were not welcome in the locker room…”

Mickey Mantle: The Man Baseball Forgot Plays the Hand He’s Dealt
This is a piece I wrote for the Washington Post in 1983 after meeting Mantle in Atlantic City.

The Phallic Fallacy
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WOMEN|SPORT made its debut with a trial issue in the Spring of 1997. Jane’s article appeared here in the “My Take” section.

Seven Layer Chocolate Cake
This essay appeared on Bronx Banter, the website devoted to all things Yankee, as part of a series of “lasting Yankee Stadium” memories published prior to the last game at the Stadium.

Mickey Mantle: The Last Boy
Posted August 13, 2010 |  FOXSports.com
In the fifteen years since Mickey Mantle’s death, 746 electronic condolence notes and bouquets of e-flowers have been left at his plot in the virtual cemetery maintained by Findagrave.com: tulips and sunflowers, red, yellow, and white roses, sprigs of St. John’s Wort (an herbal treatment for depression) and Forget-Me-Nots. Who could forget The Mick?

Lives to Remember: Chuck Stobbs, 1929-2008
January 2, 2009 | Chicago Tribune
One pitch does not make a life, even if it makes history. Chuck Stobbs knew how he would be remembered.