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Milwaukee Brewers celebrate Home Opening Day 2018

April 12, 2018

On Monday, April 2, 2018, The Milwaukee Brewers celebrated their home opener of the 2018 baseball season. Despite the chilly conditions for tailgating, it did not dampen the spirits of a full house at Miller Park. Opening day both inside and outside the stadium marked the ceremonial start of spring in the upper Midwest, whether… [Read More]

Jackie Robinson: A hero for all time

April 22, 2013

By Ruthe Latta Growing up in Chicago in the 1950s as the sister of two older brothers, sports was a big deal in our household.   Both of my brothers played sports and they both saw themselves as budding superstars in the making.  Back then, the sport of choice in our neighborhood was baseball, and one… [Read More]

James Beckum, 83 years old and still very active

April 6, 2013

At the ripe age of 83, James Beckum, one of the founders of the Beckum-Stapleton Little League began 49 years ago, is no stranger to the sport of baseball. Mr. Beckum’s baseball career started during the mid-fifties when he played baseball for the East St. Louis Giants. He was the team’s youngest player, along with… [Read More]