Essays

Still No Cheering in the Press Box

Still No Cheering in the Press Box

In his 1973 book “No Cheering in the Press Box,” author Jerome Holtzman chronicled the lives of the greatest sports journalists of his generation. Four decades later, students at the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism are updating the concept with a series of interviews with the best sports journalists of the last 40 years.

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Lives to Remember: Chuck Stobbs, 1929-2008

Lives to Remember: Chuck Stobbs, 1929-2008

One pitch does not make a life, even if it makes history. Chuck Stobbs knew how he would be remembered.

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Who Could Forget the Mick?

Who Could Forget the Mick?

Mantle was the Last Boy in the last decade ruled by boys. He was Li’l Abner in pinstripes, a dreamboat reprobate with a coast-to-coast grin and a pain threshold as big as the Great Plains. No digital pansies for The Mick.

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Seven Layer Chocolate Cake

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.

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The Phallic Fallacy

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.

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The Man Baseball Forgot Plays the Hand He’s Dealt

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.

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The Rookie

The Rookie

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

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